BC Science 8 by Lionel SandnerBC Science 8 by Lionel Sandner

BC Science 8

byLionel Sandner, James Milross, Donald Lacy

Hardcover | March 10, 2006

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Title:BC Science 8Format:HardcoverDimensions:11.1 × 8.5 × 1.1 inPublished:March 10, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Unit 1: Cells and Systems

Chapter 1 The cell is the basic unit of life.
1.1 Observing Living Things
1.2 Cells
1.3 Diffusion, Osmosis, and the Cell Membrane

Chapter 2 Human body systems work independently and together.
2.1 Body Systems
2.2 The Digestive and Excretory Systems
2.3 The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

Chapter 3 The immune system protects the human body.
3.1 The Immune System
3.2 Factors Affecting the Immune System

Unit 2: Optics

Chapter 4 Many properties of light can be understood using a wave model of light.
4.1 Properties of Waves
4.2 Properties of Visible Light
4.3 Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Chapter 5 Optical systems make use of mirrors and lenses.
5.1 The Ray Model of Light
5.2 Using Mirrors to Form Images
5.3 Using Lenses to Form Images

Chapter 6 Human vision can be corrected and extended using optical systems.
6.1 Human Vision
6.2 Extending Human Vision

Unit 3: Fluids and Dynamics

Chapter 7 Kinetic molecular theory explains the characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases.
7.1 States of Matter
7.2 Fluids and Density

Chapter 8 Fluids are affected by forces, pressure, and heat
8.1 Forces
8.2 Pressure
8.3 Viscosity, Adhesion, and Cohesion

Chapter 9 There are both natural and constructed fluid systems.
9.1 Fluids Under Pressure
9.2 Constructed Fluid Systems
9.3 Natural Fluid Systems

Unit 4: Water Systems on Earth

Chapter 10 The water cycle plays a vital role on Earth.
10.1 Distribution of Water
10.2 How Ocean Water Differs from Fresh Water
10.3 Sources of Fresh Water
10.4 Water's Effect on Shaping Earth's Surface

Chapter 11 Oceans control the water cycle.
11.1 Ocean Basins
11.2 Ocean Currents
11.3 Oceans and Climate

Chapter 12 Changes in water quantity and quality can affect living things.
12.1 Freshwater Environments
12.2 Saltwater Environments
12.3 Water Quality and Its Effects on Living Things


Science Skills
1 Safety
2 Scientific Inquiry
3 Technological Problem Solving
4 Societal Decision Making
5 Organizing and Communicating Scientific Results with Graphs
6 Scientific Drawing
7 Estimating and Measuring
8 Using Models in Science
9 Using a Microscope
10 Using Your Textbook as a Study Tool
11 Units of Measurement