Physical Science II

Detailed Table of Contents

UNIT 1: MATTER, STATES, AND INTERACTIONS

Lesson 1.1 - Properties of Matter

  • What is Matter?
  • Volume
  • Mass
  • Density
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.2 - States of Matter

  • What is Matter?
  • Three States of Matter
  • Solids
  • Liquids
  • Gases
  • Properties and Densities
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.3 - Matter Particles

  • What is Matter?
  • Particles
  • Weighing Matter
  • Properties of Matter
  • Mass Stays the Same
  • Weighing a Gas
  • Impact of Gas Particles
  • Particles in Air
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.4 - Organization of Matter

  • What is Matter?
  • Atoms
  • Elements
  • Molecules
  • Elements and Compounds
  • Atoms and Molecules in Motion
  • Atoms, Molecules, and Temperature
  • Heat, Motion, and Changing States
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.5 - Mixtures and Solutions

  • Pure Substances
  • Mixtures
  • Solutions
  • Separating Mixtures and Solutions
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 1.6 - Effect of Heat

  • Molecules in Motion
  • Solids
  • Melting
  • Liquids
  • Evaporation
  • Gases
  • Condensation
  • Solidification
  • Freezing
  • Vocabulary

UNIT 2: MOTIONS, FORCES, AND STABILITY

Lesson 2.1 - Forces and Motion

  • Everything Moves
  • Common Forces
  • Objects at Rest
  • Putting an Object into Motion
  • Motion
  • Predicting Motion
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.2 - Gravity

  • Gravity
  • Everything Pulls
  • Amount of Force
  • The Earth's Pull
  • The Moon's Pull
  • Rate of Speed
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.3 - Magnetic Force

  • Magnetic Force
  • Magnetic Field
  • Magnets
  • Repel
  • Attract
  • Properties of Objects
  • Properties of Magnets
  • Distance
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.4 - Electric Forces

  • Electric Force
  • Electric Charges
  • Repel
  • Attract
  • Force Field
  • Properties of Objects
  • Number of Electrons
  • Distance
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.5 - Friction

  • Motions and Forces
  • What is Friction?
  • Toy Car Example
  • How Much Friction?
  • Friction and Water
  • Friction and Gravity
  • Friction and Heat
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 2.6 - Changes in Physical Systems

  • Physical Systems
  • Change in Physical System
  • Factors in Physical Systems
  • Back and Forth Change
  • Cyclical Patterns
  • Properties of Objects
  • Systems in Equilibrium
  • Slow Changes
  • Predicting Future Events
  • Vocabulary

UNIT 3: ENERGY

Lesson 3.1 - Understanding Energy

  • What is Energy?
  • Motion
  • Stored Energy
  • Transfer of Energy
  • Sound
  • Light
  • Heat
  • Electrical Currents
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.2 - Electricity

  • What is Electricity?
  • Electrons
  • Flow of Electrons
  • Conductors
  • Electric Current
  • Voltage
  • Resistance
  • Insulators
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.3 - Basic Circuits

  • Electric Current
  • Circuit
  • Batteries
  • Power Plants
  • Closed Circuit
  • Open Circuit
  • Series Circuit
  • Parallel Circuit
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.4 - Static Electricity

  • Make Your Own Electricity
  • Static Electricity
  • Materials
  • Humidity
  • Static Cling
  • Electroscope
  • Lightning
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.5 - Transformation of Energy

  • Power Plants
  • Thermal Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Hydroelectric Energy
  • Solar Energy
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.6 - Electromagnets and Magnetism

  • Magnets
  • Magnetic Field
  • Attract
  • Repel
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnets
  • The Earth
  • A Compass
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 3.7 - Historical Contributions

  • Historical Contributions
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Michael Faraday
  • Thomas Edison
  • Vocabulary

UNIT 4: WAVES AND SOUND

Lesson 4.1 - Waves

  • Waves
  • Wave Parts
  • Amplitude
  • Wavelength
  • Frequency
  • Energy Transfer
  • Passing Waves
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 4.2 - Sound Waves

  • What is Sound?
  • Speech
  • Sound Waves
  • Wavelength
  • Frequency
  • Pitch
  • Pitch and Frequency
  • Volume
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 4.3 - Traveling Sound

  • What is Sound?
  • Mechanical Waves
  • Rings of Waves
  • Close to the Sound
  • Sound in Outer Space
  • Speed of Sound
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 4.4 - Sound and Music

  • Musical Instruments
  • Strings
  • Percussion
  • Woodwinds
  • Brass
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 4.5 - Uses of Sound

  • Communication
  • Insulators
  • Echoes
  • Echolocation
  • SONAR
  • RADAR
  • Vocabulary

UNIT 5: WAVES AND LIGHT

Lesson 5.1 - Light Waves

  • What is Light?
  • Speed of Light
  • Light Waves
  • Wavelength and Frequency
  • Colors
  • Amplitude
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 5.2 - The Electromagnetic Spectrum

  • What is the Electromagnetic Spectrum?
  • Radio Waves
  • Microwaves
  • Infrared
  • Visible Light
  • Ultraviolet
  • X-Rays
  • Gamma Rays
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 5.3 - Transmission and Refraction

  • Rays
  • Transparent
  • Translucent
  • Opaque
  • Refraction
  • Eyesight
  • Eyeglasses
  • Prisms
  • Rainbows
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 5.4 - Reflection and Absorption

  • Rays
  • Seeing
  • Reflection
  • Angle of Reflection
  • Rough Surface
  • The Moon
  • Absorption
  • Seeing Colors
  • Vocabulary

Lesson 5.5 - Optical Instruments

  • Optical Instruments
  • Flashlights
  • Light Boxes
  • Kaleidoscopes
  • Mirrors
  • Lenses
  • Eyeglasses
  • Cameras
  • Microscopes
  • Binoculars and Telescopes
  • Spectroscopes
  • Vocabulary