Glencoe Physical Science © 2005

Glencoe Physical Science integrates accurate and comprehensive coverage of physics and chemistry with mathematics through accessible text, engaging features, and a variety of hands-on experiences. The critical-thinking opportunities, real-world applications, and technology resources lead students to a deeper understanding of physical science, while building science process skills.

About the Program

With Glencoe Physical Science, you can:

  • Meet every student’s reading needs with our comprehensive reading strand—from in-text features to ancillary components.
  • Help students learn with step-by-step math support. Students are guided through solving the problem and the final step of checking their answer. Extra practice problems are in the book and on the Web site
  • Supply you and your students with ongoing formative and summative assessment tools. Make sure your students understand the concepts from the beginning of the chapter to the final exam.
  • Provide the entire content of the Student Edition written at a lower level with Reading Essentials — a perfect solution for struggling readers and ELL students.


Unit 1 Energy and Motion

  • The Nature of Science
  • Motion
  • Forces
  • Energy
  • Work and Machines
  • Thermal Energy

Unit 2 Electricity and Energy Resources

  • Electricity
  • Magnetism and Its Uses
  • Energy Sources

Unit 3 Energy on the Move

  • Waves
  • Sound
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Light
  • Mirrors and Lenses

Unit 4 The Nature of Matter

  • Classification of Matter
  • Solids, Liquids, and Gases
  • Properties of Atoms and the Periodic Table
  • Radioactivity and Nuclear Reactions

Unit 5 Diversity of Matter

  • Elements and Their Properties
  • Chemical Bonds
  • Chemical Reactions

Unit 6 Interactions of Matter

  • Solutions
  • Acids, Bases, and Salts
  • Organic Compounds
  • New Materials Through Chemistry

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