Ch 32: Fundamental Concepts of Physical Science

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With this chapter, we've made it easy to study the fundamental concepts of physical science as you're studying for a test or finishing your homework. This helpful resource is made up of short video lessons, multiple-choice quizzes and printable transcripts you can access 24 hours a day.

Fundamental Concepts of Physical Science - Chapter Summary

Our mobile-friendly chapter presents the fundamental concepts of physical science for your review. Some of the topics outlined here include the definition of an atom and the relationships between molecules, compounds and elements. These video lessons are professionally designed to assist you in accomplishing these objectives:

  • Outline the different states of matter
  • Define reactivity and provide examples
  • Discuss the basic properties of chemical reactions
  • Explain different types of force
  • Identify the definition and the laws of motion
  • Explore the significance of energy in nature
  • Describe energy conversions and its different types
  • Outline the energy and motion of vibrations and waves

Move at your own pace and take as much time as you need to review these concise videos and quizzes. If you'd rather not watch an entire video, use the video tabs feature to quickly jump ahead to the topic you'd like to see. To ensure you understand the material you've learned, we include quizzes with each lesson and a test at the end of the chapter for self-assessment.

10 Lessons in Chapter 32: Fundamental Concepts of Physical Science
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What is An Atom? - Definition & Examples

1. What is An Atom? - Definition & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what an atom is, how it is structured, what they are made from, and give some examples of elements. A short quiz will follow.

Understanding the Relationships between Elements, Molecules & Compounds

2. Understanding the Relationships between Elements, Molecules & Compounds

Everything on Earth is made of atoms, and sometimes they combine to form new groups of atoms. The sky is the limit when it comes to these combinations, which account for the vast number of things we find in our natural world.

States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases & Plasma

3. States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases & Plasma

Learn the four states of matter in the universe: solid, liquid, gas and plasma. Learn about the differences in shape and volume among the four states, which of the states is the most common and why plasma conducts electricity.

Reactivity: Definition & Examples

4. Reactivity: Definition & Examples

Bam! Boom! Sizzle! Those are just a select few noises you may hear when chemicals react with each other. To explore the fantastic chemistry of reactivity and learn about real life examples, continue reading.

Basic Properties of Chemical Reactions

5. Basic Properties of Chemical Reactions

Learn how about the various components of a chemical reaction, and how those components function. Use this lesson to understand the basic properties of different kinds of chemical reactions.

Force: Definition and Types

6. Force: Definition and Types

Force is everywhere and it comes in a variety of sizes, directions, and types. In this video lesson, you'll identify force as well the different types of force that objects may experience.

What is Motion? - Definition & Laws

7. What is Motion? - Definition & Laws

Motion is the act of moving and plays a huge role in the study of physics. This lesson walks through important terms and the laws of motion that guide the study of motion.

What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

8. What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

This lesson describes the nature of energy and how it is transferred from one source into another. Additionally, it will describe the significance of energy in natural systems.

Types of Energy Conversions

9. Types of Energy Conversions

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what energy is and what we mean when we say energy is 'conserved,' and give some examples of conversions between different types of energy.

Vibrations and Waves: Energy and Motion

10. Vibrations and Waves: Energy and Motion

What is a wave? What causes waves, and how do they travel from one place to another? This lesson will guide you through the basics of waves. We'll discuss their origins from vibrations and investigate how they carry energy through a medium.

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