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Physical Science: Concepts In Action,9780130699756

Physical Science: Concepts In Action

by Unknown
Edition: Lab
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 8/31/2003
Publisher(s): Savvas Learning Company

Table of Contents

SI Units and Conversion Tables ix
Student Safety Manual
Science Safety Rules x
Safety Symbols xiii
Laboratory Safety Contract xiv
Student Safety Test xv
Laboratory Skills Checkup 1 Defining Elements of a Scientific Method xix
Laboratory Skills Checkup 2 Analyzing Elements of a Scientific Method xx
Laboratory Skills Checkup 3 Performing an Experiment xxi
Laboratory Skills Checkup 4 Identifying Errors xxii
Laboratory Equipment xxiii
Laboratory Investigations
Science Skills
Introduction Investigation: How to Use a Balance
1(4)
Evaluating Precision
5(6)
Measuring Volume and Temperature
11(4)
Chemistry
Properties of Matter
Recognizing Chemical and Physical Changes
15(6)
Determining the Densities of Liquids
21(4)
States of Matter
Desalinization by Distillation
25(8)
Investigating Space Between Particles in Matter
33(4)
Atomic Structure
Constructing Models of Atoms
37(6)
Modeling the Location of an Electron in an Atom
43(4)
The Periodic Table
Using Clues to Identify Elements
47(6)
Comparing Chemical Properties Within a Group
53(4)
Chemical Bonds
Playing the Ionic Compounds Card Game
57(6)
Comparing Ionic and Molecular Compounds
63(4)
Chemical Reactions
Using Single-Replacement Reactions to Compare Reactivities
67(6)
Recognizing a Synthesis Reaction
73(4)
Solutions, Acids, and Bases
Comparing Antacids
77(8)
Comparing Solubilities and Rates of Dissolving
85(4)
Carbon Chemistry
Testing for Nutrients in Food
89(8)
Cross-Linked Polymers
97(4)
Nuclear Chemistry
A Modeling Radioactive Decay
101(6)
Detecting Nuclear Radiation
107(4)
Physics
Motion
Measuring Distance and Displacement
111(6)
Investigating Free Fall
117(6)
Forces and Motion
Using a Pendulum to Measure the Acceleration Due to Force of Gravity
123(6)
Testing Galileo's Hypothesis
129(4)
Forces in Fluids
Investigating Sinking and Floating
133(6)
Investigating Siphons
139(6)
Work, Power, and Machines
Comparing the Mechanical Advantage of Levers
145(8)
Comparing Pulleys
153(4)
Energy
Determining the Effect of Mass on Kinetic Energy
157(6)
Determining the Kinetic Energy of a Pendulum
163(4)
Thermal Energy and Heat
Thermal Conduction and Surface Area
167(6)
Boiling Water in a Paper Cup
173(4)
Mechanical Waves and Sound
Measuring the Speed of Sound
177(6)
Sounds in Solids
183(4)
The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Light
Predicting Spectra
187(6)
Using Polarized Light
193(6)
Optics
Refraction and Reflection
199(8)
Harnessing Solar Energy
207(4)
Electricity
Constructing a Telephone
211(4)
Charging Objects
215(6)
Magnetism
Studying Electromagnetic Induction
221(6)
Making a Compass
227(4)
Earth and Space Science
Earth's Interior
Identifying Rocks
231(6)
Recovering Oil
237(4)
Earth's Surface
Using a Contour Map to Create a Landform
241(6)
Beach Erosion
247(4)
Weather and Climate
Recipe for a Cloud
251(6)
Modeling Global Warming
257(4)
The Solar System
Deflecting an Asteroid
261(6)
Exploring Orbits
267(4)
Exploring the Universe
Measuring the Diameter of the Sun
271(6)
Modeling Rotation of Neutron Stars
277

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