Physical Science III

Detailed Table of Contents

UNIT 1: MATTER AND ITS INTERACTIONS

Lesson 1.1 - Structure of Matter

  • What is Matter?
  • Atoms
  • Elements
  • Molecules
  • Compounds
  • Organic Compounds
  • Inorganic Compounds
  • Acids, Bases, Salts

Lesson 1.2 - Physical Properties of Matter

  • Properties of Matter
  • Physical Properties
  • States of Matter
  • Solids
  • Liquids
  • Gases

Lesson 1.3 - Mixtures and Solutions

  • Pure Substances
  • Mixtures
  • Solutions
  • Solubility
  • Separating Substances

Lesson 1.4 - Chemical Reactions

  • Chemical Properties
  • Acidity - Basicity
  • Combustibility
  • Reactivity
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Energy Transfer

Lesson 1.5 - Nuclear Fusion

  • Atoms
  • Nuclear Fusion
  • Conservation of Matter

UNIT 2: MOTIONS, FORCES, AND STABILITY

Lesson 2.1 - Forces and Motion

  • Everything Moves
  • Sir Isaac Newton
  • Forces
  • First Law of Motion
  • Second Law of Motion
  • Third Law of Motion

Lesson 2.2 - Gravity

  • Universal Law of Gravitation
  • Gravity
  • Rate of Speed
  • Distance
  • The Moon
  • Tides

Lesson 2.3 - Magnetic Forces

  • Magnetic Force
  • Magnets
  • Magnetic Material
  • Permanent Magnets
  • Poles
  • Magnetic Fields

Lesson 2.4 - Electric Forces

  • Electric Force
  • Atoms
  • Electric Charges
  • Electric Field
  • Strength of the Electric Field
  • Role of Electric Forces

Lesson 2.5 - Changes in Physical Systems

  • Physical Systems
  • Equilibrium
  • Stable Systems
  • Static but Unstable
  • Changing but Stable
  • Feedback
  • Unstable System

UNIT 3: ENERGY

Lesson 3.1 - Understanding Energy

  • Energy in Physical Systems
  • Kinetic Energy
  • Potential Energy
  • Transfer of Energy
  • Heat

Lesson 3.2 - Energy in Chemical Processes

  • Producing Energy
  • Stored Energy
  • Chemical Potential Energy
  • Photosynthesis
  • Releasing Energy
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Renewable Energy
  • Nonrenewable Energy
  • Fuel Efficiency

Lesson 3.3 - Heat and Temperature

  • Heat and Temperature
  • Temperature
  • Thermometers
  • Phase Changes
  • Heating
  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Radiation

 

UNIT 4: ELECTRICITY

Lesson 4.1 - Electric Energy

  • Electrical Energy
  • Electricity
  • Electric Current
  • Voltage
  • Resistance
  • Conductors
  • Insulators
  • Semiconductors
  • Generators
  • Motors

Lesson 4.2 - Basic Circuits

  • Electric Circuit
  • Batteries
  • Simple Circuit
  • Closed Circuit
  • Open Circuit
  • Series Circuit
  • Parallel Circuit

Lesson 4.3 - Static Electricity

  • Atoms
  • Resistance
  • Making Atoms Move
  • Static Electricity
  • Humidity
  • Static Cling
  • Electroscope
  • Lightning

Lesson 4.4 - Electromagnetism

  • Electromagnetism
  • Magnets
  • Magnetic Field
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnets
  • Galvanometer
  • The Earth
  • A Compass

UNIT 5: WAVES

Lesson 5.1 - Characteristics of Waves

  • Waves
  • Wave Parts
  • Wavelength
  • Frequency
  • Speed
  • Amplitude
  • Energy Transfer
  • Wave Phase

Lesson 5.2 - Types of  Waves

  • Categories
  • Longitudinal Waves
  • Transverse Waves
  • Surface Waves
  • Mechanical Waves
  • Electromagnetic Waves

Lesson 5.3 - Sound

  • Sound Waves
  • Speed of Sound
  • Frequency
  • Pitch
  • Volume
  • Resonance
  • Natural Frequency
  • Reflection
  • Absorption

Lesson 5.4 - Electromagnetic Spectrum

  • What is the Electromagnetic Spectrum?
  • Radio Waves
  • Microwaves
  • Infrared
  • Visible
  • Ultraviolet
  • X-rays
  • Gamma rays
  • Traveling Ways
  • Elemental Spectrum

Lesson 5.5 - Light

  • Light Waves
  • Reflection
  • Absorption
  • Transmission
  • Refraction

Lesson 5.6 - Digital Transmission

  • The Meaning of Digital
  • Analog Information
  • Digital Information
  • Electronic Signals
  • Use of Waves