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Discovering Science 7 Student Edition (2008)


Discovering Science 7, a brand new resource for Newfoundland and Labrador, 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.
Reading age for native speakers: 7th grade pupils

- Current and relevant science content designed to engage a diverse range of learners
- Newfoundland and Labrador 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
- A rich, stunning art and photography program designed to support student learning while holding their interest


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Unit 1: Interactions Within Ecosystems
Chapter 1: An ecosystem is all the living and non-living things in a particular place
Chapter 2: Living and non-living things interact in ecosystems
Chapter 3: Natural events and human activities cause changes in ecosystems

Unit 2: Heat
Chapter 4: Temperature describes how hot or cold an object is
Chapter 5: Scientists use the particle theory of matter to describe temperature
Chapter 6: Heat is transferred from one place to another by three different processes

Unit 3: Mixtures and Solutions
Chapter 7: Matter can be classified as mixtures or pure substances
Chapter 8: Some substances dissolve to form solutions faster and more easily than others
Chapter 9: Many useful products depend on technology for separating mixtures and solutions

Unit 4: Earth’s Crust
Chapter 10: Earth’s crust is made up of rocks and minerals
Chapter 11: Earth’s crust is constantly changing
Chapter 12: Soil is the living component of Earth’s crust

Science Skills
- 1. Organizing and Communicating Scientific Data
- 2. Designing and Conducting Experiments
- 3. Metric Conversion and SI Units
- 4. Measurement
- 5. Qualitative and Quantitative Observations
- 6. Communicating Your Lab Work in a Lab Report
- 7. Common Laboratory Equipment
- 8. Using a Microscope
- 9. Using Graphic Organizers

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