The World of Science
An introduction to scientific investigation and the scope of physical science.
Scientific Research and Technology
An explanation about how scientific investigation is performed, as well as how technology and science go hand in hand.
Introduction to Matter
Explanation of matter, including its properties, states, and types of changes.
States of Matter
Description of the states of matter, behavior of gases, and changes of state.
Explanation of the structure of an atom, including its parts, historical discovery process, and modern atomic theory.
An explanation of the periodic table of elements, including classes of elements and groups of elements.
Information about chemical bonding, including ionic, covalent, and metallic bonds.
Information about chemical reactions, including chemical equations (writing, balancing) and types of chemical reactions.
Chemistry of Carbon
Information about carbon chemistry, including construction of long chain molecules, how carbon gives rise to living things, and biochemical reactions.
Chemistry of Solutions
Presentation about the properties of solutions, including solutes, solubility, and the nature of acids and bases.
An introduction to radioactivity and associated processes, including decay and producing nuclear energy.
A discussion of motion and related concepts, such as distance, speed, velocity, and acceleration.
An explanation of forces and types of forces, including friction, gravity, and elastic force
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.
A discussion about the properties of fluids, including pressure and buoyancy.
Work and Machines
Information about simple and compound machines, including types of machines, work, efficiency, and mechanical advantage.
Introduction to Energy
An explanation of energy, its forms, conservation laws, and the available energy resources.
A presentation about temperature, heat, and thermal energy.
Description of waves, including their characteristics, measurement, and properties.
Information about sound, including how it is heard and produced.
A chapter about electromagnetic waves, including their properties and sources, an explanation of the electromagnetic spectrum.
An explanation of the properties of light, including reflection, refraction, and how vision works.
Information about electricity, including current, resistance, and circuits.
A presentation of magnetism, including magnetic materials, and the Earth's magnetic behavior.
Information about the connection between electricity and magnetism, and technological applications of electromagnetism.
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