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CK-12 Physical Science For Middle School

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  • 1.

    The World of Science

    An introduction to scientific investigation and the scope of physical science.

  • 2.

    Scientific Research and Technology

    An explanation about how scientific investigation is performed, as well as how technology and science go hand in hand.

  • 3.

    Introduction to Matter

    Explanation of matter, including its properties, states, and types of changes.

  • 4.

    States of Matter

    Description of the states of matter, behavior of gases, and changes of state.

  • 5.


    Explanation of the structure of an atom, including its parts, historical discovery process, and modern atomic theory.

  • 6.

    Periodic Table

    An explanation of the periodic table of elements, including classes of elements and groups of elements.

  • 7.

    Chemical Bonding

    Information about chemical bonding, including ionic, covalent, and metallic bonds.

  • 8.

    Chemical Reactions

    Information about chemical reactions, including chemical equations (writing, balancing) and types of chemical reactions.

  • 9.

    Chemistry of Carbon

    Information about carbon chemistry, including construction of long chain molecules, how carbon gives rise to living things, and biochemical reactions.

  • 10.

    Chemistry of Solutions

    Presentation about the properties of solutions, including solutes, solubility, and the nature of acids and bases.

  • 11.

    Nuclear Chemistry

    An introduction to radioactivity and associated processes, including decay and producing nuclear energy.

  • 12.


    A discussion of motion and related concepts, such as distance, speed, velocity, and acceleration.

  • 13.


    An explanation of forces and types of forces, including friction, gravity, and elastic force

  • 14.

    Newton's Laws of Motion

    An explanation of Newton's Laws, including the Law of Inertia, the relationship between force and acceleration, and the principle of equal and opposite forces.

  • 15.

    Fluid Forces

    A discussion about the properties of fluids, including pressure and buoyancy.

  • 16.

    Work and Machines

    Information about simple and compound machines, including types of machines, work, efficiency, and mechanical advantage.

  • 17.

    Introduction to Energy

    An explanation of energy, its forms, conservation laws, and the available energy resources.

  • 18.

    Thermal Energy

    A presentation about temperature, heat, and thermal energy.

  • 19.


    Description of waves, including their characteristics, measurement, and properties.

  • 20.


    Information about sound, including how it is heard and produced.

  • 21.

    Electromagnetic Radiation

    A chapter about electromagnetic waves, including their properties and sources, an explanation of the electromagnetic spectrum.

  • 22.

    Visible Light

    An explanation of the properties of light, including reflection, refraction, and how vision works.

  • 23.


    Information about electricity, including current, resistance, and circuits.

  • 24.


    A presentation of magnetism, including magnetic materials, and the Earth's magnetic behavior.

  • 25.


    Information about the connection between electricity and magnetism, and technological applications of electromagnetism.

  • 26.


    Physical Science FlexBook® textbook glossary

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Difficulty Level:
At Grade
7 , 8
Date Created:
Dec 14, 2012
Last Modified:
Apr 01, 2017
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