BC Science 9

Paperback | March 1, 2007

byLionel Sandner, Glen Fatkin, Donald Lacy

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Developed by McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Edvantage Press, and ateam of experienced reviewers, consultants, and advisory panel members to support the Science 8-10 IRP.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:11 × 8.6 × 1.2 inPublished:March 1, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

A Tour of Your Textbook
Reading Strategies for BC Science 9
Scavenger Hunt

Unit 1 Atoms, Elements, and Compounds

Getting Started
Find Out Activity: Combining Chemicals

Chapter 1 Atomic theory explains the composition and behavior of matter

1.1 Safety in the Science Classroom
Think About It 1-1A: Science Lab Safety
Think About It 1-1B: Safety Guidelines for Your Lab
1.2 Investigating Matter
Find Out Activity 1-2A: Bag of Change
Think About It 1-2B: A Chemical Family
Conduct an Investigation 1-2C: Modifying Metallic Properties
1.3 Atomic Theory
Find Out Activity 1-3A: The Behavior of Gases
Think About It 1-3B: The People Behind the Atom
Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 2 Elements are the building blocks of matter

2.1 Elements
Find Out Activity 2-1A: Meet the Elements
Conduct an Investigation 2-1B: Generating and Burning Hydrogen Gas
Think About It 2-1C: Essential Elements
2.2 The Periodic Table and Chemical Properties
Think About It 2-2A: Periodic Puzzle
Think About It 2-2B: The Modern Periodic Table
2.3 The Periodic Table and Atomic Theory
Think About It 2-3A: Looking for Patterns in Atoms
Conduct an Investigation 2-3B: Flaming Metal Ions
Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 3 Elements combine to form compounds.

3.1 Compounds
Find Out Activity 3-1A: The Synthesis of Oxygen
Conduct an Investigation 3-1B: The Synthesis and Detection of Copper
3.2 Names and Formulas of Ionic Compounds
Think About It 3-2A: What’s in a Name?
Think About It 3-2B: Modeling an Ionic Compound
3.3 Physical and Chemical Changes
Find Out Activity 3-3A: Calcium in Water
Design an Investigation 3-3B: Detecting Vitamin C in Fruit Drinks
Conduct an Investigation 3-3C: Observing Changes in Matter
Chapter 3 Review
Unit 1
Unit 1 Project: Corroding Nails
Unit 1 Integrated Research Project: Investigation: Chemical Contents
Unit 1 Review

Unit 2 Reproduction

Getting Started
Find Out Activity: The Nucleus as a Black Box

Chapter 4 The nucleus controls the functions of life.

4.1 The Function of the Nucleus within the Cell
Find Out Activity 4-1A: Help Wanted: Apply Within
Find Out Activity 4-1B: Creating DNA Messages
Find Out Activity 4-1C: Modeling DNA
Find Out Activity 4-1D: Extracting DNA from Strawberries
4.2 Mutation
Find Out Activity 4-2A: Identify the Mutation
Think About It 4-2B: Considering Gene Therapy
Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5 Mitosis is the basis of asexual reproduction.

5.1 The Cell Cycle and Mitosis
Find Out Activity 5-1A: From One Cell to Many Cells
Find Out Activity 5-1B: The Cell Cycle: A Play in Six Scenes
Conduct an Investigation 5-1C: Observing the Cell Cycle in Plant Cells
5.2 Asexual Reproduction
Find Out Activity 5-2A: Examining Ideas about Cloning
Conduct an Investigation 5-2B: Determining the Best Conditions for Yeast Reproduction
Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6 Meiosis is the basis of sexual reproduction.

6.1 Meiosis
Find Out Activity 6-1A: Eating Like a Bird
Find Out Activity 6-1B: Analyzing a Karyotype
Conduct an Investigation 6-1C: Comparing Mitosis and Meiosis
Conduct an Investigation 6-1D: Modeling How Variation Occurs in Meiosis
6.2 Sexual Reproduction
Find Out Activity 6-2A: Predict a Pollinator
Think About It 6-2B: Comparing Sexual and Asexual Reproduction
Find Out Activity 6-2C: Comparing Differentiation in Embryos
6.3 Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Find Out Activity 6-3A: A Summary of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Chapter 6 Review
Unit 2 Summary
Unit 2 Project: Making a Decision for Genetown
Unit 2 Integrated Research Investigation: Just Because We Can, Does It Mean We Should?
Unit 2 Review

Unit 3 Characteristics of Electricity

Getting Started
Find Out Activity: A New Spin on Motors

Chapter 7 Static charge is produced by electron transfer

7.1 Static Charge
Find Out Activity 7-1A: Detecting Static Charge
Think About It 7-1B: Visualizing Charge Transfer
Find Out Activity 7-1C: Charging Insulators and Conductors
7.2 Electric Force
Find Out Activity 7-2A: What Is the Attraction to Water?
Find Out Activity 7-2B: Static Copier
Conduct an Investigation 7-2C: Investigating Static Electricity
Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8 Ohm’s law describes the relationship of current, voltage, and resistance.

8.1 Electric Potential Energy and Voltage
Find Out Activity 8-1A: A Penny for a Battery
Find Out Activity 8-1B: Using the Voltmeter
Conduct an Investigation 8-1C: Fruit Battery
8.2 Electric Current
Find Out Activity 8-2A: Lighting It Up
Think About It 8-2B: Drawing Circuit Diagrams
Find Out Activity 8-2C: Pushing Electrons
Find Out Activity 8-2D: Measuring Current
Conduct an Investigation 8-2E: Make a Model Circuit
8.3 Resistance and Ohm’s Law
Find Out Activity 8-3A: Resist Your Thirst
Think About It 8-3B: Calculating Resistance
Think About It 8-3C: Circuit Diagrams with Resistors
Conduct an Investigation 8-3D: Resistors and Ohm’s Law
Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 9 Circuits are designed to control the transfer of electrical energy.

9.1 Series and Parallel Circuits
Find Out Activity 9-1A: Turn Out the Lights
Think About It 9-1B: Is the World Series and Series Circuit?
Think About It 9-1C: More Things Are Parallel than Lines
Find Out Activity 9-1D: A Series of Lights
Find Out Activity 9-1E: Parallel Lights
Conduct an Investigation 9-1F: Resistors in Series and Parallel
9.2 The Power of Electricity
Find Out Activity 9-2A: Energy Transformation in Resistors
Find Out Activity 9-2B: The Cost of Electricity
Conduct an Investigation 9-2C: A Current View of Power
Chapter 9 Review
Unit 3 Summary
Unit 3 Project: Finding the Best Battery
Unit 3 Integrated Research Investigation: Generating Electrical Energy
Unit 3 Review

Unit 4 Space Exploration

Getting Started
Find Out Activity: What Do You Know about the Universe?

Chapter 10 Scientific evidence suggests the universe formed about 13.7 billion years ago.

10.1 Explaining the Early Universe
Find Out Activity 10-1A: A Model of the Expanding Universe
Find Out Activity 10-1B: The Universe in a Spoonful of Sand
Find Out Activity 10-1C: Investigating the Relative Motion of Galaxies in the Expanding Universe
10.2 Galaxies
Find Out Activity 10-2A: Matter in Motion.
Find Out Activity 10-2B: Modeling Galactic Distances
Conduct an Investigation 10-2C: Galaxy Grazing
Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 11 The components of the universe are separated by unimaginably vast distances.

11.1 Stars
Find Out Activity 11-1A: Light Beam Behavior
Find Out Activity 11-1B: Detecting the Doppler Effect
Conduct an Investigation 11-1C: Classifying Stars Using the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram
Find Out Activity 11-1D: Spying Spectra
11.2 The Sun and Its Planetary System
Find Out Activity 11-2A: Easy Ellipses
Find Out Activity 11-2B: The Length of the School Year on Different Planets
Conduct an Investigation 11-2C: Strolling Through the Solar System
11.3 Measuring Distances in Space
Find Out Activity 11-3A: Pointing in the Right Direction
Find Out Activity 11-3B: How Close Is the Sun?
Conduct an Investigation 11-3C: How Wide Is the Sun?
Chapter 11 Review

Chapter 12 Human understanding of Earth and the universe continues to increase through observation and exploration.

12.1 Earth, Moon, and Sun Interactions
Think About It 12-1A: Constructing Constellations
Find Out Activity 12-1B: Seeing the Reasons for Seasons
Design an Investigation 12-1C: Modeling Moon Movement
12.2 Aboriginal Knowledge of the Solar System
Find Out Activity 12-2A: Lunar Months
Find Out Activity 12-2B: Aboriginal Knowledge Through Stories
12.3 Exploring Space: Past, Present, and Future
Find Out Activity 12-3A: Build Your Own Telescope
Think About It 12-3B: Roving Mars
Conduct an Investigation 12-3C: Calculating the Thrust of a Balloon Rocket
Conduct an Investigation 12-3D: The Great Space Debate
Chapter 12 Review
Unit 4 Summary
Unit 4 Project: Designing a Mining Town for the Moon
Unit 4 Integrated Research Investigation: “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s an Asteroid!”
Unit 4 Unit Review

Science Skills

Science Skill 1 Safety
Science Skill 2 Scientific Inquiry
Science Skill 3 Technological Problem Solving
Science Skill 4 Societal Decision Making
Science Skill 5 Organizing and Communicating Scientific Results with Graphs
Science Skill 6 Scientific Drawing
Science Skill 7 Estimating and Measuring
Science Skill 8 Using Models in Science
Science Skill 9 Using a Microscope
Science Skill 10 Using Chemistry Skills
Science Skill 11 Using Electric Circuit Symbols and Meters
Science Skill 12 Using Your Textbook as a Study Tool
Science Skill 13 Units of Measurement and Scientific Notation