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.
The metric system is the most widely used system of measurement in the world. It is a more universal measurement standard as compared to the customary system used in the United States.
Metric to metric conversions
Metric to English and English to Metric Conversions
To make sense of our data, we must be certain that we are using the correct system of measurement, or make the necessary conversions.
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.
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.
An introduction to radioactivity and associated processes, including decay and producing nuclear energy.
A presentation about temperature, heat, and thermal energy.
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.
A discussion about the properties of fluids, including pressure and buoyancy.
Waves - Physical Science
Description of waves, including their characteristics, measurement, and properties.
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 sound, including how to hear it and produce it.
Electromagnetism - Physical Science
Information about the connection between electricity and magnetism, and technological applications of electromagnetism.
Magnetism - Physical Science
A presentation of magnetism, including magnetic materials, and the Earth's magnetic behavior.
Electricity - Physical Science
Information about electricity, including current, resistance, and circuits.
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 Solutions
Presentation about the properties of solutions, including solutes, solubility, and the nature of acids and bases.
Chemistry of Carbon
Information about carbon chemistry, including construction of long chain molecules, how carbon gives rise to living things, and biochemical reactions.
Physical Science Flexbook glossary
Carbon Monomers and Polymers
Difference between a monomer and polymer and examples of natural and synthetic carbon polymers.