SCIENCEFOCUS 9 by Barry EdgarSCIENCEFOCUS 9 by Barry Edgar


byBarry Edgar, Dawn Lindenberg, Gord Jasper

Hardcover | May 29, 2002

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Provides a solid foundation in the concepts of life, physical, and earth science by developing students' skills of scientific inquiry, technological problem solving, and societal decision making.
Title:SCIENCEFOCUS 9Format:HardcoverDimensions:11.2 × 8.4 × 1.09 inPublished:May 29, 2002Publisher:McGraw Hill School IndigeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:007089082X

ISBN - 13:9780070890824

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Table of Contents

Unit 1 Biological Diversity

Topic 1 Biological Diversity and Survival
Topic 2 Habitat and Lifestyle
Topic 3 Passing It On
Topic 4 Wearing Your Genes
Topic 5 When Plans Change
Topic 6 The Best Selection
Topic 7 The Sixth Extinction?
Topic 8 Pains and Gains

Unit 2 Matter and Chemical Change

Topic 1 Exploring Matter
Topic 2 Changes in Matter
Topic 3 What Are Elements?
Topic 4 Classifying Elements
Topic 5 The Periodic Table
Topic 6 Chemical Compounds
Topic 7 Chemical Reactions
Topic 8 Reaction Rate

Unit 3 Environmental Chemistry

Topic 1 A Hair-raising Dilemma
Topic 2 A Growing Concern
Topic 3 How Do You Spell Relief?
Topic 4 How Much Is Too Much?
Topic 5 Getting Away From It All?
Topic 6 N.I.M.B.Y--There Is No Away in Throwing

Unit 4 Electrical Principles and Technologies

Topic 1 Electric Charges
Topic 2 Electricity Within a Circuit
Topic 3 Resisting the Movement of Charge
Topic 4 The Energy Connection
Topic 5 Portable Power
Topic 6 Generators and Motors
Topic 7 Electricity in the Home
Topic 8 Electricity Production and the Environment

Unit 5 Space Exploration

Topic 1 For Our Eyes Only
Topic 2 Stronger Eyes and Better Numbers
Topic 3 The Spectroscope: New Meanings in Light
Topic 4 Bigger and Smarter Telescopes
Topic 5 What Channel Is That?
Topic 6 Above the Atmosphere and Under Control
Topic 7 The Solar System Up Close
Topic 8 People in Space

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C

Science Skills Guide

Skillfocus Safety Symbols
Skillfocus Using Your Textbook as a Study Tool
Skillfocus Solving Numerical Problems (GRASP)
Skillfocus Units of Measurement and Scientific Notation
Skillfocus Estimating and Measuring
Skillfocus Scientific Inquiry
Skillfocus Technological Problem Solving
Skillfocus Societal Decision Making
Skillfocus Using Technology in Science
Skillfocus Organizing and Communicating Scientific Results
Skillfocus Scientific and Technological Drawing
Skillfocus Using Models in Science
Skillfocus Using a Microscope
Skillfocus Connecting and Reading Ammeters and Voltmeters