Helps students to: * Increase their scientific literacy and improve their critical thinking abilities. * acquire mastery of a diverse subset of scientific concepts. * develop positive attitudes about science. * become comfortable reading graphs and interpreting their meaning. * learn to use computers and other modern technologies with skill and confidence.
Table of Contents
UNIT A: MOTION, FORCES, AND SCIENTIFIC THEORIES. Objectives. The Measurement Process. Analyzing Motions. Force and Motion. Using Newton s Laws to Investigate the Real World. Project Ideas. UNIT B: LIGHT, SIGHT, AND RAINBOWS. Objectives. How Is Information Transmitted to Our Eyes? From Light to Sight. Color: How Can We See It? The Real World--Rainbows, Blue Skies, and Sunsets. Project Ideas. UNIT C: HEAT, TEMPERATURE, AND CLOUD FORMATION. Objectives. Experimenting and Hypothesizing. The Distinction Between Heat and Temperature. Evaporation, Condensation, and Humidity. Cloud Formation. Project Ideas. UNIT D: BUOYANCY, PRESSURE, AND FLIGHT. Objectives. Floating, Sinking, and Forces. Buoyancy. Pressure. The Real World: Barometers and Airplane Flight. Project Ideas. Appendix I: Useful Physical Quantities. Appendix II: Suggested Project Guidelines. Index.