On Science 9 by Leesa Blake

On Science 9

byLeesa Blake, Michael Mazza, Alex Mills

Hardcover | August 4, 2009

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ON Science 9 is approved for inclusion on Ontario's Trillium List!

Written to the revised Ontario Curriculum,Grade 9 Academic (SNC1D).

Engaging learners with what's important to them! Multi-media science resources taking full advantage of STSE issues and 21st century technologies to create meaningful science experiences that are accessible to every student in your classroom.

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Title:On Science 9Format:HardcoverDimensions:11.2 × 8.5 × 1.14 inPublished:August 4, 2009Publisher:McGraw Hill School IndigeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070726892

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Table of Contents

ON Science 9 Table of Contents

Scavenger Hunt

Unit 1 Sustainable Ecosystems

Get Ready for Unit 1

Chapter 1 Nutrient Cycles and Energy Flow

1.1 Sustainability
1.2 The Biosphere and Energy
1.3 Extracting Energy from Biomass
Chapter 1 Summary
Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 2 Populations and Sustainable Ecosystems

2.1 Populations and Resources
2.2 Interactions Among Species
2.3 Human Niches and Population
2.4 Ecosystem Services
Chapter 2 Summary
Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 3 Biodiversity

3.1 Measuring Biodiversity
3.2 Communities
3.3 Threats to Biodiversity
3.4 Restoration Ecology
Chapter 3 Summary
Chapter 3 Review
Unit 1 Science at Work
Unit 1 Project
Unit 1 Review

Unit 2 Atoms, Elements, and Compounds

Get Ready for Unit 2

Chapter 4 Properties of Elements and Compounds

4.1 Studying Matter
4.2 Physical Properties
4.3 Chemical Properties
Chapter 4 Summary
Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5 Understanding the Properties of Elements

5.1 Evolution of the Atomic Model
5.2 The Structure of the Atom
5.3 The Periodic Table
5.4 Trends in the Periodic Table
Chapter 5 Summary
Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6 Understanding the Properties of Compounds

6.1 Ionic Compounds
6.2 Covalent Compounds
6.3 Modeling Compounds
Chapter 6 Summary
Chapter 6 Review
Unit 2 Science at Work
Unit 2 Project
Unit 2 Review

Unit 3 The Study of the Universe

Get Ready for Unit 3

Chapter 7 The Night Sky

7.1 Ancient Astronomy
7.2 The Constellations
7.3 Movements of Earth and the Moon
7.4 Meet Your Solar System
7.5 Other Objects in the Solar System
Chapter 7 Summary
Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8 Exploring Our Stellar Neighbourhood

8.1 Exploring Space
8.2 Exploring the Sun
8.3 Exploring Other Stars
Chapter 8 Summary
Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 9 The Mysterious Universe

9.1 Galaxies
9.2 The Universe
9.3 Unsolved Mysteries
Chapter 9 Summary
Chapter 9 Review
Unit 3 Science at Work
Unit 3 Project
Unit 3 Review

Unit 4 The Characteristics of Electricity

Get Ready for Unit 4

Chapter 10 Static Charges and Energy

10.1 Exploring and Explaining Static Charges
10.2 Charging by Contact and by Induction
10.3 Charges at Work
Chapter 10 Summary
Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 11 Electrical Circuits

11.1 Cells and Batteries
11.2 What is an Electrical Circuit?
11.3 Measuring the Properties of Simple Circuits
11.4 Measuring Electrical Resistance
11.5 Series and Parallel Circuits
Chapter 11 Summary
Chapter 11 Review

Chapter 12 Generating and Using Electricity

12.1 Electricity at Home
12.2 The Smart Electrical Energy Consumer
12.3 Meeting the Demand for Electricity
12.4 Renewable Sources of Energy and Conservation
Chapter 12 Summary
Chapter 12 Review
Unit 4 Science at Work
Unit 4 Project
Unit 4 Review

Toolkits and Appendices Contents

Science Skills Toolkits
Math Skills Toolkits
Study Toolkits
Appendix A: Properties of Common Substances
Appendix B: Using Star Maps
Appendix C: Polyatomic Ions
Appendix D: Electron Arrangements
Appendix E: Acid-Base Indicators
Appendix F: Numerical Answers
Periodic Table

1-1 How Disturbed Is Too Disturbed?
1-2 What Symbol Would You Choose?
1-3 Recycling in Ontario
2-1 Reducing Wildlife Mortality with Fences
2-2 Graphing Population Change
2-3 What Was for Dinner?
2-4 Ecotourism and Monarch Butterflies
2-5 What Landscape Inspires You?
3-1 Biodiversity in Canada
3-2 Biodiversity Index
3-3 Alien Invasion
3-4 Plants at Risk
3-5 The Common Good
4-1 Raisin' Underwater Artifacts
4-2 Safety First!
4-3 Element, Compound, or Mixture?
4-4 What's So Special about Paper Clips?
4-5 Slow as Molasses
4-6 Hard as Nails
4-7 What's New?
5-1 The Atomic "Black Box"
5-2 How Small Is Too Small?
5-3 Atomic Model Time Line
5-4 What's Your Number?
5-5 Make Your Own Atom
5-6 What's in Blackbock's Lake?
5-7 The Bohr-Rutherford Periodic Table
6-1 Bouncing Glue
6-2 Making Ice Cream
6-3 Cornstarch Armour
6-4 Representing Compounds Using Bohr-Rutherford Models
6-5 Ball-and-Stick Models
7-1 Create Your Own Constellation
7-2 Angle of Sunlight
7-3 Modelling the Solar System
7-4 Making Craters
8-1 Preparing for a Trip to the Moon
8-2 An Astronomer's View
9-1 Matter in Motion
9-2 How Big Is the Milky Way?
9-3 Counting Galaxies by Sampling
10-1 Lightning in a Glow Tube
10-2 Detecting Static Charge Using an Electroscope
10-3 Drawing Charges You Cannot See
10-4 A Static Spice Separator
11-1 Shed Light On It
11-2 Make a CELLection
11-3 Charged Cereal and Moving Marbles
11-4 Measuring Current and Potential Difference in a Series Circuit

1-A Fertilizers and Algae Growth
1-B The Chemistry of Photosynthesis
1-C Soil-water Acidity and Plant Growth
1-D Can a Plant Have Too Much Fertilizer?
2-A Is the Winter Skate Endangered in Nova Scotia?
2-B What Happens When Food Is Limited?
2-C Putting Your Foot in Your Mouth
3-A Zebra Mussels in Lake Ontario
3-B Balancing Populations and the Environment
4-A Identifying Unknown Elements
4-B Testing Physical Properties of Substances
4-C Chemical Properties of Common Gases
4-D Physical and Chemical Properties of Common Substances
4-E CFC Production and Canada's Ozone Layer
5-A The Bohr-Rutherford Model of the Atom
5-B Physical Properties of Metals and Non-metals
5-C Reactivity Trends in the Periodic Table
6-A What Causes Rust?
6-B Properties of Ionic and Covalent Compounds
6-C What Is in Your Home?
7-A Modelling the Moon's Movement
7-B The Changing View of the Night Sky
7-C Gravity on Other Planets
8-A Solar Activity and Earth Temperatures
8-B The Brightness of Stars
8-C Building an H-R Diagram
9-A Estimating the Age of the Universe
9-B Modelling the Expanding Universe
10-A Comparing Conductivity
10-B Be a Charge Detective
11-A Constructing and Comparing Voltaic Cells
11-B Loads in Series
11-C Loads in Parallel

Case Studies
The Disappearing Eel
Why Are Honeybees Disappearing?
Saving Dolly Varden
What Is the Cost of Our Products?
Diamond Mining: Beyond the Sparkle
Taking a Stand on Plastic Bags
Can We Prevent the Next Big Impact?
Space Junk
Space Exploration Spinoffs
Electric Avenue

Making a Difference
Yvonne Su
Allyson Parker
Severn Cullis-Suzuki
Meghana Saincher
Patrick Bowman
Dayna Corelli
Shelby Mielhausen
Joel Zylberger
Katie Pietrzakowski
Corey Centen and Nilesh Patel

National Geographic Features
Visualizing the Carbon Cycle
Visualizing Elements
Visualizing the Kuiper Belt
Visualizing Lightning