Investigate topics and advances in the physical sciences
Complete coverage of a standard one-year course in physical science.
The wide-ranging content is aligned with the Physical Science Core and Component Ideas of a Framework for K–12 Science Education, the foundation for the Next Generation Science Standards.
Each of the 27 chapters opens with an Inquiry Investigation that is related to the understanding of the chapter content, opening the door to a clear and concise presentation of the essential facts, principles, and concepts.
Science, Technology, and Society end-of-chapter features explore real-world issues.
The introduction of experimental material provides the laboratory base that is critical to the understanding of modern science.
Think Critically questions stimulate students to think, organize, and integrate the chapter topics.
Chapter reviews contain matching, multiple-choice, modified true false, short answer, and essay questions that require critical thinking skills.
Carefully-selected practice problems guide students through difficult areas.
Take It Further questions require research on the Internet and include a career-oriented research project.
The Teacher Manual includes suggestions on ways to make Laboratory Investigations more inquiry based. Graphic organizers help students organize material, propose writing projects, plan research, and brainstorm ideas.