7th Graders (that's in the middle, between 6th & 8th)
I guess that's why they call it "Middle School!! The best advice I can give to you is to budget your time properly, don't wait until the last minute (the night before) to get your work done. Coordinate all your classes and the homework required. It will be easy to fall behind and difficult to catch up. Work hard, stay on top of your assignments.
Follow the links below to specific Chapter resources:
The Scientific Method.
Video Length: 10:53
This unit contains:Details on how the scientific method is used; Observing, Inferring, predicting, hypothesis, experimentation, analyze, data, conclusion.
Ch. 1 - Metric System Measurements
Video Length: 21:51
This unit contains: International System of Units, Meter, Liter, cm3, metric stairs, density, Graphing (x,y), slope, Graphing line slopes, using and cancelling units.
Ch. 1 - Motion
Video Length: 14:10
This unit contains: lectures and problems covering Motion, speed, velocity, average speed and acceleration,
Ch. 2 - Forces
Video Length: 27:03
This unit contains:Force has magnitude & direction, adding/subtracting vectors, Newton's 3 laws: Inertia, F=ma, Action Reaction. Force unit=N = kgm/sec2, 9.8m/s2=gravity, momentum=mass x velocity
Ch. 3 - Forces in Fluids
Video Length: 30:24
This unit contains: Pressure: force pushing on a surface, Atmospheric pressure, P=Force/Area, 1Pa=1N/m2, Pascals, Pascal's Principle, Archimede's Principle, Bernoulli's Principle
Ch. 4 - Work and Machines
Video Length: 24:18
This unit contains:Work, performing word problems, 6 simple machines: incline plane, wedge, screw, pulley, lever, wheel and axle, , mechanical advantage, efficiency, 3 classes of levers,
Ch. 5 - Energy and Power
Video Length: 27:38
This unit contains: Energy, Kinetic, Elastic and Gravitational Potential, formulas word problems,6 types of energy: Mechanical, Thermal, Chemical, Electrical, Electromagnetic, Nuclear, E=mc2, energy conversions, conservation, Power formulas and problems.
Ch. 6 - Thermal Energy and Heat
Video Length: 19:34
This unit contains: Temperature, Thermal Energy, Heat, Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin temperature scales, Thermodynamic Equilibrium, Conductors and Insulators, Conduction, Convection and Radiation types of Heat Transfers, Specific Heat, States of Matter, Phase Changes.
Ch. 7 - Characteristics of Waves
Video Length: 19:14
This unit contains: Wave, Medium, Longitudinal, Transverse waves, Amplitude, Frequency, Wavelength, Speed, Refraction, Reflection, Diffraction, Constructive and Destructive Interference, Node, Internode, Resonance, Seismic P, S, and L Waves.
Ch. 8 - Sound
Video Length: 21:57
This unit contains: Sound, speed depenant on medium Elasticity, Density and Temperature, Yeager, Green, Intensity, Loudness, decibels, Frequency, pitch, resonance, ws vocabulary, Human ear anatomy and physiology.
Ch. 9 - The Nature of Electromagnetic Waves
Video Length: 18:39
This unit contains: electric and magnetic aspects, wave/particle duality, radio, Types of EMR: Microwave, Infrared, visible light - ROYGBIV, Ultraviolet, X ray and Gamma Rays
Ch. 10 - Light
Video Length: 24:50
This unit contains: Opaque, Transparent and Translucent definitions; Virtual and Real images; Plane, Concave and Convex Mirrors and Lens, Refraction, Prisms, Primary and Secondary Colors and Pigments; Human Vision
Ch. 11 - Magnetism and Electromagnetism
Video Length: 17:49
This unit contains info on: Magnetite, Lodestone, North South Poles, Magnetic Fields, Magnetic Domains, Temporary and Permanent Magnets, Earth's Magnetic Field, Electric Current.
Ch. 12 - Electric Charges and Current
Video Length: 28:06
Proton and Electron charges; Conductors and Insulators; Static Electricity w/ Friction, Conduction and Induction; Electrical Potential and Current; Volts, Voltage, Amperes, Resistance; Series and Parallel Circuits; Schematic Diagrams.
Ch. 13 - Electricity and Magnetism at Work
Video Length: 34:42
Electrical and Mechanical Energy; Galvanometers; Electrical Motors- Commutator, Brushes, Armature, Permanent Magnet; moving coils or magnetic field, Direct and Alternating Currents; Generators and Turbines; W=VxA; Transformers; Wet and Dry cell Batteries;
Ch. 14 - An Introduction to Matter
Video Length: 13:09
This unit contains: Info on the properties and characteristics of matter, Physical vs Chemical changes, measuring matter, Pure substances vs mixtures, Democritus' "atomos" and Dalton's Atomic Theory.
Ch. 15 - Changes in Matter.
Video Length: 21:38
This unit contains: States of Matter, Measurements of Gas - Volume, Temperature and Pressure. Boyle's Law, Charles' Law; Graphing Gas Behavior, Variable, manipulated and responding variables, Change of state descriptions.
Ch. 16 - The Periodic Table Part 1
Video Length: 19:55
This unit contains: Subatomic particles, Protons, Neutrons and Electrons, AMU's, Atomic Number, Atomic Mass, Valence Electrons and Isotopes
Ch. 16 - The Periodic Table - Part 2
Video Length: 22:05
This unit contains: Layout of the Periodic Table including the Periods, Families, Groups, Need-to-Know Elements!
Ch. 17 - Chemical Reactions
Video Length: 38:38
This unit contains: Physical vs Chemical change, Observing, measuring and writing, Reactants vs Products, Coefficients v subscripts, counting and balancing reactions. Synthesis, Decomposition and replacement reactions.
Ch. 18 - Atoms and Bonding
Video Length: 27:39
This unit contains: Historical Atomic models, history of the Periodic Table, Ionic Bonds, Cations, Anions, Covalent Bonds, Hydrogen Bonds,Writing Binary Formulas, Nonpolar and Polar molecules and last but not least: Quarks!
Ch. 19 - Acids, Bases and Solutions
Video Length: 29:47
In this unit: Solutions, Suspensions, Solvents, solutes, solubility, saturated, Acids, Bases, pH scale, acid/base reactions
Ch. 20 - Exploring Materials
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Ch. 21 - Chemistry of Living Systems
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Nuttin' on lecture stuff yet
Ch. 22 - Earth Moon and Sun
Video Length: 30:53
Axis, Rotation, Revolution, Apogee, Perigee, Seasons, Equinox, Solstice, Moon Phases, Moon Origins,Solar and Lunar Eclipses, Hi and Low Tides, Spring and Neap Tides, Lunar Features,
Ch. 22 - Part 2 -Manned Spaced Exploration: Start thru Gemini
Video Length: 8:47
The Space Race,Allies vs Axis; Cold War Weapons Race, USSR Sputnik,Yuri Gagarin, Von Braun, JFK, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, STS, ISS, Shepard, Grissom, Glenn, Schirra, Carpenter, Cooper, Slayton.
Ch. 22 - Part 3: Manned Space Exploration - Apollo to Present
Video Length: 10:17
Project Apollo 1 (White, Chaffee, Grissom),8,9,10,11 (Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins),12,13 (Lovell, Hayes, Swagirt, Mattingly),14-17,STS; Challenger, Columbia, Atlantis, Endeavor and Discovery; ISS
Ch. 23 - Our Solar System
Video Length: 29:08
Historical Astronomy: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe,Kepler,Newton,MVEMJSUNP, Satellites, Sun layers and features; comets, Meteoroid, meteor and meteorites.
Ch. 24 Part 1- Stars, Galaxies and the Universe
Video Length: 18:07
Refracting reflecting telescopes; Spectrograph, Doppler, red shift; Constellations; AU, Light Year;
Ch. 24 Part 2- Stars, Galaxies and the Universe
Video Length: 19:11
RStar Characteristics: Size, Temperature and Brightness; Apparent and Absolute Magnitude; Hertzsprung Russell; Star Life Cycle; Big Bang Theory; Galaxy Types
Ain't no More Physical Science "Stuff"