This the first 2 chapters of:
THE WORLD'S GREATEST PHYSICAL SCIENCE TEXTBOOK FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE AND BEYOND! VOLUME ONE
A middle school physical science textbook complete with a video of the power point lessons, links to experiments, and a flash card review.
This is volume one of a planned three volume set. Volume one covers the scientific method, matter and energy. Volume two will cover physics (motion, gravity, pressure, etc) and chemistry (chemical bonding, acids-bases, etc). Volume three will cover everything else (waves, pseudo-science, etc).
This is intended to be a middle school level physical science textbook, but it is not written as one. It is easy to understand and funny. It is not only targeted at a middle school student but sounds like one wrote it. A lot of immature examples are used, kids like this. This is not your normal textbook, it is fun to read, but includes all the vocabulary and complex ideas. The current textbooks are full of boring information but they are useless if no one wants to actually read them. A student will want to read this one, so will an adult. It explains in easy language, complex topics. There are links to demonstrations, experiments, simulations, videos, and funny examples of science. This book is written to make physical science fun, as all science should be.
Normally a textbook is written so the teacher can make a lesson from it, this one is the opposite. These are my lessons converted into a textbook. I know the lessons and examples work, so the textbook should also.
Since this is an e-book it also includes links to my power point lessons (in video form), links to videos, demonstrations, and simulations. There are a lot of links in each chapter.
This is self-published book designed to be an affordable online textbook for middle school or home school children.
Volume one covers the Scientific Method, The basics of Matter, and Energy.
Table of contents
Unit 1 – What the Heck is science?
Chapter 1 – How to think like a scientist
Chapter 2 – The scientific Method
Chapter 3 – Physical Science
Chapter 4 – Lab safety
Chapter 5 – The controlled experiment
Unit 2 – What is Matter
Chapter 6 – Measuring Matter
Chapter 7 – Atoms
Chapter 8 – Combining matter into new stuff
Chapter 9 – The common states of matter
Unit 3 – The Properties of matter
Chapter 10 – Properties of matter
Chapter 11 – Changing states of
Chapter 12 – Using properties
Unit 4 – Energy
Chapter 13– Forms of energy
Chapter 14 – Energy transitions
Chapter 15 – Energy technology
Unit 5 – Heat
Chapter 16– Temperature
Chapter 17– Heat
Chapter 18 – The movement of heat