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Principles of Physical Science - Chapter Summary
This chapter makes it easy for you to reintroduce yourself to the principles of physical science and related topics like the different types of engineering. Refresh your memory of the laws of inertia and mechanisms of energy transfer, including conduction and convection. Additional subjects you'll encounter include the following:
- Structure of atoms
- Elemental composition of compounds and molecules
- Classification of substances by their physical and chemical properties
- Chemical and physical changes to matter
- Definition and types of energy transformation
- Principle and definition of momentum
- Energy conservation
- Simple machines and types of engineering
Each lesson is brief, lasting about eight minutes on average. Because the entire chapter is mobile-friendly, you can take it wherever you go. Printable worksheets provide you with the opportunity to answer questions when you're away from your mobile device or computer.
1. What Are Atoms? - Definition & Structure
An atom is the basic building block of all matter. Everything in existence is made up of atoms. Learn more about the atom, its history and structure, then test your knowledge with quiz questions.
2. How Compounds and Molecules Are Built From Elements
Did you know that elements are somewhat like people and have different personalities? Some elements like to be left alone. Others prefer to hang out with friends. We'll discuss how elements build molecules and compounds and how these can be classified.
3. 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.
4. States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter
The world around us is constantly changing. Chemists put those changes into two main categories: physical changes and chemical changes. This lesson will define and provide examples of each.
5. Energy Transformation: Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about the different kinds of energy and how these types of energy can be transformed from one form to another. You will also learn about some uses of these energy transformations in everyday life.
6. Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation
There are three main ways that heat is transferred between substances or objects. In this video lesson you'll learn about each one, and identify the differences between them.
7. Laws of Inertia: Definition & Formula
Inertia is the tendency of an object to stay at rest or in motion. Learn more about Newton's first law as it explains how forces acting on an object are related to the object's mass and motion through several examples, and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
8. What is Momentum? - Definition, Equation, Units & Principle
People talk about momentum all the time; now you can discover what that word really means. Then learn about the principle of conservation of momentum and what it has to do with objects colliding.
9. Law of Conservation of Matter: Definition & Matter
In this lesson, we'll learn the definition of the Law of Conservation of Mass, sometimes called the Conservation of Matter. This lesson explores the discovery of this important principle and covers a few examples of how it works.
10. What is Energy Conservation? - Definition, Process & Examples
This lesson will explain what the conservation of energy principle is and why it matters, using some real-life examples of how it works in our day-to-day lives. A short quiz will follow.
11. What Are Simple Machines? - Definition, Types & Examples
If you need to move or lift a heavy object, it would be wise to use a simple machine. Though these devices are far from fancy or high-tech, they are extremely helpful for getting work done.
12. What is Engineering? - Definition & Types
Engineering has changed the world. Learn what engineering is and about the main types of engineering, and then brainstorm a few of the problems engineering might solve in the future in this lesson.
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