SCIENCEFOCUS 8 by Lois EdwardsSCIENCEFOCUS 8 by Lois Edwards


byLois Edwards, Richard Siler, Jacqueline Martin

Hardcover | April 6, 2001

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Empower your students for the 21st century with a solid foundation in the concepts of life, physical, and earth science by developing their skills of scientific inquiry, technological problem-solving, and societal decision-making.
Title:SCIENCEFOCUS 8Format:HardcoverDimensions:11.1 × 8.5 × 1.1 inPublished:April 6, 2001Publisher:McGraw Hill School IndigeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070864721

ISBN - 13:9780070864726

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Table of Contents

Science - Technology - Society
To the Teacher
A Tour of Your Textbook
Safety in Your Science Classroom

Unit 1 Mix and Flow of Matter

Topic 1 Matter on the Move
Topic 2 Mixing Can Make It Flow
Topic 3 Separating Earth's Mixtures
Topic 4 Flow Rate and Viscosity
Topic 5 Density
Topic 6 Buoyancy
Topic 7 Fluid Pressure
Topic 8 Fluid Strength: Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Unit 2 Cells and Systems

Topic 1 Living Organisms
Topic 2 Microscopes and Cells
Topic 3 The Cell and Its Structures
Topic 4 Fluid Movement in Cells
Topic 5 Cell Specialization and Organization
Topic 6 Body Systems in Humans
Topic 7 Body Systems and Your Health

Unit 3 Light and Optical Systems

Topic 1 What is Light?
Topic 2 Reflection
Topic 3 Refraction
Topic 4 Lenses and Vision
Topic 5 Extending Human Vision
Topic 6 The Source of Colours
Topic 7 The Wave Model of Light
Topic 8 Beyond Light

Unit 4 Mechanical Systems

Topic 1 Levers and Inclined Planes
Topic 2 The Wheel and Axle, Gears, and Pulleys
Topic 3 Energy, Friction, and Efficiency
Topic 4 Force, Pressure, and Area
Topic 5 Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Topic 6 Combining Systems
Topic 7 Machines Throughout History
Topic 8 People and Machines

Unit 5 Fresh and Salt Water Systems

Topic 1 A World of Water.
Topic 2 Earth's Frozen Water
Topic 3 Fresh Water Systems
Topic 4 The Oceans
Topic 5 Living in Water
Topic 6 Water Quality and Water Management

Appendix Classifying Living Things
Science Skills
GuideSafety Symbols
Using Your Textbook as a Study Tool
How to Use a Science Log
Science Journal
Units of Measurement and Scientific Notation
Estimating and Measuring
Scientific Inquiry
Scientific Problem Solving
Societal Decision Making
Using Technology in Science
Organizing and Communicating Scientific Results
Scientific and Technological Drawing
Using Models in Science