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Gateway to Science: Vocabulary and Concepts / Edition 1

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Overview

Gateway to Science is a unique program designed to introduce students to content-area knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of science programs and state assessments. Using picture dictionary and textbook formats, students acquire key vocabulary, concepts, and learning strategies that help boost their success in science!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781424003310
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/10/2007
  • Edition description: Student
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,401,767
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Collins holds a PhD in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Texas at Austin as well as two Masters from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He has held teaching posts in Morocco, Spain, Taiwan, and the United State. He is a Fulbright Scholar, as well as the former Academic Director of the Fulbright Taiwan English Teaching Program. He has authored many ELT texts and continues to develop and manage text for all ages and proficiency levels. Currently he is an Assistant Professor at National-Louis University in Chicago and also serves the role of Visiting Assistant Professor at National Ilan University in Taiwan.

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Table of Contents

1. SCIENCE BASICS Thinking Like a Scientist. Science Tools. Metric Units of Measurement. Data Analysis. Safety in the Lab. 2. LIFE SCIENCE The Cell. Single-Celled Organisms. Multicellular Organisms. Plants. Kinds of Plants. Photosynthesis. Animals. Invertebrates. Vertebrates. The Human Body. Asexual Reproduction. Sexual Reproduction. Genetics. Changes Over Time. Classification Systems. Biomes and Ecosystems. Energy Transfer in Living Things. Cycles in Nature. Responding to the Environment. Conservation. 3. EARTH SCIENCE Space. Stars. Our Solar System. Earth, the Moon, and the Sun. Eclipses and Tides. Space Exploration. Minerals and Rocks. Earth's Structure. Earth's Surface. Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Our Changing Earth. The Atmosphere. Weather and Climate. Extreme Weather. Natural Resources. 4. PHYSICAL SCIENCE Nature of Matter. Measuring Matter. Atoms and Molecules. Compounds and Mixtures. Chemical Reactions. Radiation and Radioactivity. Forces. Forces and Motion. Work, Power, and Machines. Waves. Light. Forms of Energy. Energy Transformations. Energy and Life. Electricity and Magnetism.

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