- 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. Atoms
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. Motion
A discussion of motion and related concepts, such as distance, speed, velocity, and acceleration.
- 13. Forces
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. Waves
Description of waves, including their characteristics, measurement, and properties.
- 20. Sound
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. Electricity
Information about electricity, including current, resistance, and circuits.
- 24. Magnetism
A presentation of magnetism, including magnetic materials, and the Earth's magnetic behavior.
- 25. Electromagnetism
Information about the connection between electricity and magnetism, and technological applications of electromagnetism.
- 26. Glossary
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