Conceptual Integrated Science Explorations

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A treatment of Integrated Science suitable for upper middle school and high school students. This textbook presents all the sciences—from physics to chemistry to biology, Earth science, and astronomy plus areas where these disciplines overlap. It’s the wide story of science told in terms of its Unifying Concepts—major ideas from gravity to atoms and ecosystems—that cut across the science disciplines. This is one of our most richly illustrated textbooks full of humorous cartoons and savvy tips on science learning. Like its upper level companion, Conceptual Integrate Science—Explorations puts concepts ahead of computation, is written in a friendly voice, and emphasizes the big ideas over technical details.
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“The Conceptual Science approach was pioneered by Paul Hewitt in the early 1970s and is now an integral part of the high school science curriculum. The approach makes it easy and fun to learn science concepts that are often considered dull and difficult by relating science to everyday life. It also employs a lively, conversational writing style which focuses on the big ideas, while de-emphasizing specific jargon and vocabulary.” Publisher’s Description Pearson Education
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Regardless of your math skills or whether you remember much from any previous science course, you will find each of our conceptual programs to be most accessible. The only pre-requisite is that you are curious about the world around you. We do, however, require that you be able to read and that you navigate the web with an up-to-date browser.
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Newton's Laws, Momentum, Work, Power, Energy, Gravity, Heat, Sound Waves, Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Color, Nuclear Physics, Elements, Compounds, Mixtures, Chemical Reactions, Organic Chemistry, Cells, Photosynthesis, Genetics, Natural Selection, Classifying Life, The Human Body, Nutrition, Ecosystems, Rocks and Minerals, The Rock Cycle, Plate Tectonics, the Water Cycle, Geologic Time, Atmosphere and Oceans, Weather, The Solar System, Stars, Galaxies, Cosmology