Physical Science 2002 edition

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Charles McLaughlin, Marilyn Thompson, and Dinah Zike
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education


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  • 1: The Nature of Science (45)
  • 2: Motion and Speed (42)
  • 3: Forces (46)
  • 4: Energy (36)
  • 5: Work and Machines (41)
  • 6: Thermal Energy (50)
  • 7: Electricity (44)
  • 8: Magnetism and Its Uses (45)
  • 9: Radioactivity and Nuclear Reactions (52)
  • 10: Energy Sources (51)
  • 11: Waves (46)
  • 12: Sound (52)
  • 13: Electromagnetic Waves (43)
  • 14: Light (51)
  • 15: Mirrors and Lenses (54)
  • 16: Solids, Liquids, and Gases (42)
  • 17: Classification of Matter (40)
  • 18: Properties of Atoms and the Periodic Table (43)
  • 19: Chemical Bonds (52)
  • 20: Elements and Their Properties (48)
  • 21: Organic Compounds (53)
  • 22: New Materials Through Chemistry (51)
  • 23: Solutions (48)
  • 24: Chemical Reactions (51)
  • 25: Acids, Bases, and Salts (56)

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tc - Thinking Critically Question
ds - Developing Skills Question
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Group Quantity Questions
Chapter 1: The Nature of Science
1.STP 3 01 02 03
1.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
1.ds 4 16 17 18 19
1.pa 1 20
1.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 2: Motion and Speed
2.STP 2 01 02
2.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
2.ds 3 15 16 17
2.pa 1 18
2.tc 4 11 12 13 14
Chapter 3: Forces
3.STP 3 01 02 03
3.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
3.ds 4 16 17 18 19
3.pa 2 20 21
3.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 4: Energy
4.STP 2 01 02
4.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
4.ds 2 16 17
4.pa 2 18 19
4.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 5: Work and Machines
5.STP 2 01 02
5.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
5.ds 2 15 16
5.pa 1 17
5.tc 4 11 12 13 14
Chapter 6: Thermal Energy
6.STP 8 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
6.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
6.ds 3 16 17 18
6.pa 1 19
6.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 7: Electricity
7.STP 2 01 02
7.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
7.ds 4 16 17 18 19
7.pa 1 20
7.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 8: Magnetism and Its Uses
8.STP 2 01 02
8.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
8.ds 5 16 17 18 19 20
8.pa 1 21
8.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 9: Radioactivity and Nuclear Reactions
9.STP 2 01 02
9.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
9.ds 5 16 17 18 19 20
9.pa 1 21
9.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 10: Energy Sources
10.STP 8 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
10.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
10.ds 4 16 17 18 19
10.pa 1 20
10.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 11: Waves
11.STP 3 01 02 03
11.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11.ds 5 16 17 18 19 20
11.pa 1 21
11.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 12: Sound
12.STP 2 01 02
12.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
12.ds 5 16 17 18 19 20
12.pa 1 21
12.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 13: Electromagnetic Waves
13.STP 2 01 02
13.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
13.ds 4 16 17 18 19
13.pa 1 20
13.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 14: Light
14.STP 3 01 02 03
14.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
14.ds 5 15 16 17 18 19
14.pa 1 20
14.tc 4 11 12 13 14
Chapter 15: Mirrors and Lenses
15.STP 9 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
15.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
15.ds 5 16 17 18 19 20
15.pa 2 21 22
15.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 16: Solids, Liquids, and Gases
16.STP 2 01 02
16.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
16.ds 3 15 16 17
16.pa 1 18
16.tc 4 11 12 13 14
Chapter 17: Classification of Matter
17.STP 4 01 02 03 04
17.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
17.ds 5 16 17 18 19 20
17.pa 1 21
17.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 18: Properties of Atoms and the Periodic Table
18.STP 2 01 02
18.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
18.ds 4 15 16 18 19
18.pa 2 20 21
18.tc 4 11 12 13 14
Chapter 19: Chemical Bonds
19.STP 8 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
19.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
19.ds 3 16 17 18
19.pa 3 20 21 22
19.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 20: Elements and Their Properties
20.STP 4 01 02 03 04
20.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
20.ds 5 16 17 18 19 20
20.pa 2 21 22
20.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 21: Organic Compounds
21.STP 3 01 02 03
21.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
21.ds 5 15 16 17 18 19
21.pa 2 20 21
21.tc 4 11 12 13 14
Chapter 22: New Materials Through Chemistry
22.STP 9 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
22.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
22.ds 5 14 15 16 17 18
22.pa 1 21
22.tc 3 11 12 13
Chapter 23: Solutions
23.STP 2 01 02
23.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
23.ds 3 16 17 18
23.pa 1 19
23.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 24: Chemical Reactions
24.STP 2 01 02
24.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
24.ds 4 16 17 18 19
24.pa 1 20
24.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
Chapter 25: Acids, Bases, and Salts
25.STP 11 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
25.cc 10 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
25.ds 5 16 17 18 19 20
25.pa 2 21 22
25.tc 5 11 12 13 14 15
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 Chapter 27
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 Chapter 28
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 Chapter 29
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 Chapter 30
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Total 603