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Unit 1 - Lab Skills

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  • 1-1 Lab Equipment
  • 1-2 Safety
  • 1-3 Lab Procedures
  • 1-4 The Scientific Process
  • 1-5 Making Observations
  • 1-6 Measuring
  • 1-7 Reporting

Unit 2 – Structure and Properties of Matter

  • 2-1 Nature of Matter
  • 2-2 Mass
  • 2-3 Density
  • 2-4 Properties and Uses of Substances
  • 2-5 Changes of State
  • 2-6 Particle Theory of Matter
  • 2-7 Using Particle Theory
  • 2-8 Mixtures
  • 2-9 Solubility
  • 2-10 Separating Techniques

Unit 3 - Chemical Reactions

  • 3-1 Atoms and Molecules
  • 3-2 Elements and The Periodic Table
  • 3-3 Compounds
  • 3-4 Chemical and Physical Change
  • 3-5 Properties of Acids and Bases
  • 3-6 Indicators
  • 3-7 The pH Scale
  • 3-8 Reactions of Acids and Bases

Unit 4 - Forces of Interactions

  • 4-1 Speed and Acceleration
  • 4-2 Force, Mass and Motion
  • 4-3 Forces
  • 4-4 Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
  • 4-5 Work and Energy
  • 4-6 Simple Machines
  • 4-7 Electrical Charge
  • 4-8 Electrical Current
  • 4-9 Electrical Circuits
  • 4-10 Resistance and Power
  • 4-11 Electricity and Magnetism

Unit 5 - Energy

  • 5-1 The Nature of Energy
  • 5-2 Measuring Energy
  • 5-3 Transforming Energy
  • 5-4 Heat Energy
  • 5-5 Heat transfer
  • 5-6 Heat and Particle Theory

Unit 6 – Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation

  • 6-1 The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • 6-2 The Nature of Light
  • 6-3 Reflection
  • 6-4 Refraction
  • 6-5 Color
  • 6-6 The Eye
  • 6-7 The Nature of Sound
  • 6-8 The Ear
  • 6-9 Waves for Communication

Unit 7 - Space Systems

  • 7-1 Earth’s Place in the Solar System
  • 7-2 Earth’s Cycles
  • 7-3 Eclipses
  • 7-4 The Planets of the Solar System
  • 7-5 Stars
  • 7-6 Galaxies
  • 7-7 Conditions for Life

Unit 8 - History of Earth

  • 8-1 Ancient Earth
  • 8-2 Earth’s Changing Surface
  • 8-3 Plate Tectonics
  • 8-4 Volcanoes
  • 8-5 Earthquakes
  • 8-6 Meteorites

Unit 9 - Earth's Systems

  • 9-1 The Structure of the Earth
  • 9-2 Chemical and Physical Weathering
  • 9-3 Erosion
  • 9-4 Classifying Rocks
  • 9-5 The Rock Cycle
  • 9-6 Nutrient Cycling

Unit 10 - Weather and Climate

  • 10-1 The Atmosphere
  • 10-2 The Water Cycle
  • 10-3 Weather Patterns
  • 10-4 Climate and Climate Change
  • 10-5 Effects of Climate Change

Unit 11 - Human Impact

  • 11-1 Human Activities Affecting the Earth’s Surface
  • 11-2 Pollution
  • 11-3 Acid Rain
  • 11-4 Resource Extraction
  • 11-5 Quarrying, Mining and Drilling

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