MHR Discovering Science 7

Hardcover | October 15, 2007

byJonathan Bocknek, Lois Edwards, Eric Grace

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This exciting resource developed specifically for the new curriculum provides solid science process skills reinforcement, engaging text and visuals, and a wide choice of easy-to-do hands-on activities to meet the needs of every learner.

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This exciting resource developed specifically for the new curriculum provides solid science process skills reinforcement, engaging text and visuals, and a wide choice of easy-to-do hands-on activities to meet the needs of every learner.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:10.9 × 8.5 × 0.9 inPublished:October 15, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070726027

ISBN - 13:9780070726024

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Table of Contents

Discovering Science 7

- A Tour of Your Textbook
- Safety in Your Science Classroom

Unit 1 Interactions within Ecosystems

- Getting Started
- Find Out Activity: What is an Ecosystem

Chapter 1 An ecosystem is all the living and non-living things in a particular place.

- Types of Ecosystems
- Abiotic Parts of an Ecosystem
- Biotic Parts of an Ecosystem
- Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 2 Living and non-living things interact in ecosystems.

- Types of Interactions
- Roles of Organisms
- Food Chains, Food Webs, and the Transfer of Energy
- Cycles of Matter in Ecosystems
- Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 3 Natural events and human activities cause changes in ecosystems

- Natural Disturbances and Succession
- The Impact of People on Ecosystems
- Monitoring and Managing Ecosystems
- Chapter 3 Review
- Unit 1 Summary
- Unit 1 Project: Making a Garbage-Reduction Diary
- Unit 1 Integrated Research Project: Saving Endangered Spaces
- Unit 1 Review

Unit 2 Heat

- Getting Started
- Find Out Activity: Baffle Your Skin

Chapter 4 Temperature describes how hot or cold an object is.

- Describing Temperature
- Measuring Temperature
- Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5 Scientists use the particle theory of matter to describe temperature.

- Particle Theory of Matter
- States of Matter
- Changes of State
- Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6 Heat is transferred from one place to another by three different processes.

- Processes of Transferring Heat
- Conductors and Insulators
- Temperature versus Heat
- Chapter 6 Review
- Unit 2 Summary
- Unit 2 Project: Water Heater
- Unit 2 Integrated Research Investigation: Building Codes and Insulation
- Unit 2 Review

Unit 3 Mixtures and Solutions

- Getting Started
- Find Out Activity: Mixed or Pure?

Chapter 7 Matter can be classified as mixtures or pure substances.

- How Mixtures Are Different from Pure Substances
- Classifying Mixtures
- Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8 Some substances dissolve to form solutions faster and more easily than others.

- Making Solutions: Solutes and Solvents
- Concentration and Solubility
- Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 9 Many useful products depend on technology for separating mixtures and solutions

- Separating Mixtures and Solutions
- Separating Mixtures from Underground
- Chapter 9 Review
- Unit 3 Summary
- Unit 3 Project: Purifying Mixtures
- Unit 3 Integrated Research Investigation: Safe, Clean Water for Everyone
- Unit 3 Review

Unit 4 Earth's Crust

- Getting Started
- Find Out Activity: What Makes a Rock a Rock?

Chapter 10 Earth's crust is made up of rocks and minerals.

- Investigating Minerals
- Investigating Rocks
- The Rock Cycle and Rock and Mineral Resources
- Chapter 10 Chapter Review

Chapter 11 Earth's crust is constantly changing.

- A Moving, Changing Crust
- How Earthquakes and Volcanoes Shape Earth's Crust
- Mountain Building and Geologic Time
- Chapter 11 Chapter Review

Chapter 12 Soil is the living component of Earth's crust.

- Weathering, Erosion, and Soil Formation
- Soil Types and Characteristics
- Sustaining Fertile Soils
- Chapter 12 Chapter Review
- Unit 4 Summary
- Unit 4 Project: Modelling Geological Processes in Your Community
- Unit 4 Integrated Research Investigation: Soil Super Stars
- Unit 4 Review

Science Skills

ScienceSkill 1 Organizing and Communicating Scientific Data
ScienceSkill 2 Designing and Conducting Experiments
ScienceSkill 3 Metric Conversion and SI Units
ScienceSkill 4 Measurement
ScienceSkill 5 Qualitative and Quantitative Observations
ScienceSkill 6 Communicating Your Lab Work in a Lab Report
ScienceSkill 7 Common Laboratory Equipment
ScienceSkill 8 Using a Microscope
ScienceSkill 9 Using Graphic Organizers

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Index


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