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These lecture presentations were designed for my high school Integrated Physics & Chemistry class. Students of high school physical science and introductory chemistry and physics may find them useful as a supplement to their own class notes or as a review. Teachers, please feel free to use and modify them for your own classes. If you do so, I would appreciate hearing from you. Chapter and page numbers refer to the textbook: Glencoe Physical Science (c) 1999. Note: Movies and animations have been omitted to conserve space on the web server. (See required software)

Table of Contents

Laboratory Safety
Nature of Science
Solids, Liquids, & Gases
Classification of Matter
Atomic Structure & The Periodic Table
Chemical Bonds
Chemical Reactions
Acids & Bases

Motion & Forces
Nuclear Energy
Waves & Sound

PowerPoint Presentations

Laboratory Safety

Laboratory Safety

Nature of Science - Ch. 1

Nature of Science

Measurement - Ch. 2

I. Units of Measurement
II. Graphing
III. Unit Conversions

Solids, Liquids, & Gases - Ch. 8

I. States of Matter
II. Changes in State
III. Behavior of Gases

Classification of Matter - Ch. 9

I. Describing Matter
II. Composition of Matter

Atomic Structure & Periodic Table - Ch. 10

Atomic Structure Timeline
I. Structure of the Atom
II. Electron Cloud Model
III. Masses of Atoms
Periodic Table

Chemical Bonds - Ch. 11

I. Why Atoms Combine
II. Kinds of Chemical Bonds
III. Molecular Compounds
IV. Ionic Compounds
V. Naming Acids

Chemical Reactions - Ch. 16

I. Chemical Changes in Matter
II. Balancing Equations
III. Types of Reactions
IV. Energy & Chemical Reactions

Solutions - Ch. 15

I. How Solutions Form
II. Solubility & Concentration
III. Particles in Solution

Acids & Bases - Ch. 17

I. Intro to Acids & Bases
II. Strength of Acids & Bases
III. Neutralization

Motion & Forces - Ch. 3 & 4

I. Newton's Laws of Motion
II. Describing Motion
III. Defining Force
IV. Force & Acceleration
V. Nonlinear Motion
VI. Action & Reaction - Newton's Third Law - Momentum
VII. Forces in Fluids

Energy - Ch. 5

I. Energy & Work
II. Thermal Energy

Nuclear Energy - Ch. 24

I. Radioactivity
II. Nuclear Reactions
III. Applications

Machines - Ch. 7

I. Introduction to Machines
II. The Simple Machines - Lever Family - Inclined Plane Family
III. Using Machines

Waves & Sound - Ch. 18

I. Characteristics of Waves
II. The Nature of Sound
III. Music

Light - Ch. 19

I. Electromagnetic Radiation
II. Light and Color
III. Wave Properties of Light

Electricity - Ch. 21

I. Electric Charge
II. Electric Current
III. Electrical Circuits
IV. Measuring Electricity

Magnetism - Ch. 22

I. Characteristics of Magnets
II. Uses of Magnetic Fields
III. Producing Electric Current


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