Pearson Science 7–10, 2nd Edition aligns with the national and Victorian science curriculum. This latest edition has had a thorough literacy review focusing on accessibility for learners and has been designed to encourage students to see a relationship between science and their everyday lives.

  • Year Levels 7–10
  • Curriculum ACT, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
  • Subject Science
  • Resource Formats Print, Digital

What it is

The redesigned Pearson Science 7–10 assists learning for students by:

  • encouraging personal connections to scientific concepts
  • including expert-designed contributions and activities
  • aligning with the national and Victorian science curriculum.

You’re also supported with Lightbook Starter, an innovative digital resource that:

  • helps students consolidate key concepts
  • assesses their understanding
  • tracks their progress.

How it helps


Reinforce students' knowledge: Develop a deeper understanding of science with explicit differentiation, improved learner accessibility and integrated vocabulary support.

Designed to engage: Enhance learning by encouraging students to find relationships between science and their everyday lives.  

Robust learning pathways: Launch students into senior sciences successfully with the included 'step-up' program that works alongside core curriculum content. 


Teacher support from the start: Inform your teaching with spreads written by experts on literacy, STEM, and differentiation at the start of each teacher companion.

Simplified lesson planning: Streamline lesson design using provided learning strategy and lesson preparation materials.

Develop student independence: Enable independent learning with activities designed for classroom and at-home learning.

What it includes

Discover how Pearson Science 2nd Edition improves teaching outcomes.

Student Books


Each student book:

  • comes with an eBook available for both online and offline use
  • exposes students to Australian innovations and exciting career opportunities in STEM
  • includes an inquiry section at the end of each chapter to emphasise thinking, inquiring and research skills
  • takes Science4Fun to a new level with STEM4Fun features
  • contains opportunities to learn, investigate and practice scientific inquiry skills.

Student Books

Practical activities

The practical activities included in the student books:

  • are fully reviewed and updated
  • are carried out by an experienced lab technician
  • align with revised school safety regulations
  • use readily available materials to increase accessibility.

Student Books

Step up Chapters

A series of 'Step up' Chapters to prepare and launch students into senior science courses.

  • The Year 9 student book features a step up chapter on psychology.
  • The Year 10 student book features step up chapters on biology, chemistry, and physics.

Student Books


Each student book includes an electronic copy that:

  • includes access to audio and video multimedia assets
  • is built to work online and offline
  • works on PC, Mac, Android, and iOS
  • allows learners to quickly navigate, take notes and save bookmarks within the text
  • integrate interactive activities that enhance and extend the reading experience.

Activity Books


These write-in resources are designed to develop and consolidate students' knowledge and understanding of science. The activity books are:

  • updated with explicit differentiation and improved learner accessibility
  • accompanied with a wide variety of activities to reinforce, extend, and enrich learning
  • redesigned for independent use by students
  • suitable for in-class use or as a complete homework program.

Activity Books


Pearson Science 7-10 activity books include:

  • a new end of chapter overview to underpin learning and highlight skills requiring support
  • new and updated worksheets alongside the most effective worksheets from the previous edition
  • chapters that align with the student book and a knowledge preview used to assess prior understanding
  • vocabulary support recommended by literacy consultant Dr Trish Weekes
  • all new literacy reviews targeting a broader range and depth of literacy development.

Lightbook Starter


Lightbook Starter is an innovative digital resource developed to help students:

  • learn key scientific concepts
  • assess their understanding
  • track their progress.

It enhances learning by assessing learners’:

  • readiness prior to tackling chapters
  • understanding with post-chapter assessment.

Lightbook Starter


Lightbook Starter is mapped to:

  • each Student Book chapter
  • Australian Curriculum: Science
  • 2017 Victorian curriculum descriptors and elaborations.

It includes:

  • 'Before you begin' preparatory material
  • 'Section check-in' questions mapped to each module in the chapter
  • summative chapter tests and auto-correcting questions linked to the progress tracker dashboard
  • integrated opportunities for students’ reflection on learning.

Teacher Companions


These companions combine full student book pages with a wealth of teacher support to simplify lesson preparation and implementation.

They’re also designed to:

  • help you meet the demands of the Australian Curriculum: Science and Victorian Curriculum
  • detailed chapter contents to help you plan ahead.

Teacher Companions

New to this edition

New editions enhance teacher support by placing experts in every classroom. They include:

  • literacy building activities by literacy consultant Dr Trish Weekes (meeting EAL/D requirements)
  • differentiation support written by expert Anna Bennett
  • practical Investigation tips and support by experienced lab technician Penny Lee.

Teacher Companions


Teacher support included at the beginning of the companion includes:

  • new spreads written by experts on literacy, STEM, and differentiation
  • suggestions for learning strategies and practical classroom activities
  • tips for easy lesson preparation and implementation aligned to the Australian Curriculum for Science
  • answers or fully worked solutions to every student book and activity book question.

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