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BC Science 8 Student Edition (2006)


BC Science 8 - 10, the most popular junior high science resource in British Columbia, provides current, relevant, and rigorous content that stresses science process skill development, mastery of knowledge outcomes, and the connections between science, technology, society, and the environment.

- Current and relevant science content designed to engage a diverse range of learners
- British Columbia content featuring photographs, references, and researchers
- A variety of motivating hands-on activities
- Student-friendly features throughout the text, supporting Multiple Intelligences and students' different learning styles, including Foldables - a proven study tool providing hands-on/minds-on opportunities for students to organize their learning
- High-interest special features, including interdisciplinary connections and National Geographic "Visualizing Science", extend the learning in the text and open students' eyes to the wonders of Science
- Rich, stunning art and photography designed to support student learning while holding their interest


A Tour of Your Textbook
Scavenger Hunt

Unit 1: Cells and Systems
Chapter 1: The cell is the basic unit of life
Chapter 2: Human body systems work independently and together
Chapter 3: The immune system protects the human body

Unit 2: Optics
Chapter 4: Many properties of light can be understood using a wave model of light
Chapter 5: Optical systems make use of mirrors and lenses
Chapter 6: Human vision can be corrected and extended using optical systems

Unit 3: Fluids and Dynamics
Chapter 7: Kinetic molecular theory explains the characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases
Chapter 8: Fluids are affected by forces, pressure, and heat
Chapter 9: There are both natural and constructed fluid systems

Unit 4: Water Systems on Earth
Chapter 10: The water cycle plays a vital role on Earth
Chapter 11: Oceans control the water cycle
Chapter 12: Changes in water quantity and quality can affect living things

Science Skills
- 1. Safety
- 2. Scientific Inquiry
- 3. Technological Problem Solving
- 4. Societal Decision Making
- 5. Organizing and Communicating Scientific Results with Graphs
- 6. Scientific Drawing
- 7. Estimating and Measuring
- 8. Using Models in Science
- 9. Using a Microscope
- 10. Using Your Textbook as a Study Tool
- 11. Units of Measurement

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