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The Really Useful Elementary Science Book


Jeffrey W. Bloom

Publisher: Routledge Publishers (a Taylor & Francis Company), New York

Available as of mid-August, 2010

More information on the publisher's site.

Table of Contents

Section 1 — Introduction

Section 2 — Life Processes and Systems

Key Idea 2.1 Characteristics and Basics Needs of Living Things
Key Idea 2.2 Levels of Organization
Key Idea 2.3 Development of Complexity in Animals
Key Idea 2.4 Human Characteristics
Key Idea 2.5 Characteristics of Plants
Key Idea 2.6 The Development of Complexity in Plants
Key Idea 2.7 Issues of Survival for Living Things
Key Idea 2.8 Human Survival and Health
Key Idea 2.9 Growth and Development
Key Idea 2.10 The Theory of Evolution
Key Idea 2.11 Replication and Genetics
Key Idea 2.12 Variety of Life
Resources and References

Section 3 — Ecology and the Environment

Key Idea 3.1 The Gaia Hypothesis — The Earth System
Key Idea 3.2 Levels of Organization
Key Idea 3.3 Types of Ecosystems
Key Idea 3.4 Features of the Biosphere and Its Ecosystems
Key Idea 3.5 Dynamics of Ecological Systems or Ecosystems
Key Idea 3.6 Sequences and Cycles — Life, Energy, and Materials
Resources and References

Section 4 — Physical Sciences

Key Idea 4.1 Mass and Weight
Key Idea 4.2 Force and Motion
Key Idea 4.3 Energy, Work, Simple Machines, and Other Mechanical Concepts
Key Idea 4.4 Matter: Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Key Idea 4.5 Waves, Sound, and Light
Key Idea 4.6 Temperature, Heat, and Thermodynamics
Key Idea 4.7 Electrical Phenomena
Resources and References

Section 5 — Earth and Space Sciences

Key Idea 5.1 The Structure of the Earth and Earth System
Key Idea 5.2 Earth Features
Key Idea 5.3 Earth Materials and their Properties
Key Idea 5.4 The History of the Earth
Key Idea 5.5 Climate and Weather
Key Idea 5.6 Earth, Moon, and Solar System
References and Resources

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