Ch 16: Physical Science Terms & Properties

About This Chapter

Refresh your memory on major physical science subject matter by looking through this chapter. Kinematics and magnetic force make up some of the numerous emphases of the video and text lessons.

Physical Science Terms & Properties - Chapter Summary

Verify your understanding of how light and matter interact in this chapter, including what binding energy and ground state are. There's also a refresher lesson that covers the physical and chemical properties of matter that you'll find. As you explore this chapter, the lessons will also ensure that you're well-grounded in the following:

  • Earth's major materials
  • Soil erosion and its causes
  • Heat and its various applications
  • How electricity is created and measured

After spending a few minutes with each of the video lessons, you will be well-aware of content that's highly familiar to you and anything that might be new. The handy video tags give you an easy way to locate any parts to rewatch before going on to a different chapter. The chapter's practice quizzes will establish your grasp of each lesson's numerous key terms.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: Physical Science Terms & Properties
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Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

1. Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

How are substances identified? There are two major ways we can describe a substance: physical properties and chemical properties. Learn about how chemists use properties to classify matter as either a mixture or a pure substance.

How Light & Matter Interact

2. How Light & Matter Interact

This lesson will go over the fundamental basic of how light and matter interact with one another. You'll learn about photons, excited atoms, binding energy, and energy levels.

What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation

3. What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of heat and find out how it differs from temperature. You will also explore practical applications of heat such as expansion, thermodynamics, heat transfer, specific heat, phase transitions, and heat engines.

What Is Electricity? - Definition & Concept

4. What Is Electricity? - Definition & Concept

Learn the history of electricity, from Ben Franklin's kite experiment to laptop batteries. Explore the many different ways electricity is measured, generated, and stored.

Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles

5. Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles

You're probably familiar with magnets, but have you ever stopped to consider how they work? In this lesson, we'll look at the root of magnetism and some of the fundamental properties of magnets.

What is Kinematics? - Studying the Motion of Objects

6. What is Kinematics? - Studying the Motion of Objects

Kinematics is the study of the motion of objects. Kinematics can tell you a lot about motion, but not everything. In this lesson, we will examine the types of questions kinematics can and cannot answer.

What is Soil Erosion? - Definition and Causes

7. What is Soil Erosion? - Definition and Causes

With soil erosion, the top layer of soil is worn away due to factors such as water, wind and tillage of farmland. Learn about soil erosion and how natural elements and human activities break up and transport soil.

Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

8. Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

Although the earth is a very complex system, there are only four main components of Earth that are the building blocks of life. These components are referred to as Earth's materials and include minerals, rocks, soil and water.

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