AIDE Physical Science Assignment Guide and Key Points

Chapter 1 "The Metric System"

Lesson 1 "What is Physical Science"

Turn to page1-2 look at the picture on those pages read about it and the short introduction to Chapter 1

Visually Scan Pages 2-5; focus on the blue boxes, which contain the key vocabulary terms.

Visually Scan Pages 2-5 for pictures and diagrams, read each of the captions.

Read Pages 2-5 (take notes of important ideas)

Do you know the answers to the questions on page 5? (See Key Points below for help)

Do you know the vocabulary words? (See Key Points below for help)

Take the quiz on Lesson 1 "What is Physical Science" (You may use the book, notes and Key Points for help on the quizzes. NOT ON TESTS!)

Review answers on the quiz and print it out. This will be very useful when you are studying for the test.

Lesson 1 Key Points

Vocabulary Terms

Physical Science - the study of matter and energy

Matter - Anything that has mass and takes up space.

Mass - the amount of material an object has.

chemistry- the study of matter and how it changes

Physics - the study of how energy acts with matter.

Section Review Answers

Did you learn these Objectives?

Can you explain and define physical science?

Are you able to explain matter?

Are you able to name two areas of physical science?

Can you describe some tools of physical scientists?

Lesson 2 "Why Scientists Measure"

Visually Scan Pages 6-8; focus on the blue boxes, which contain the key vocabulary terms.

Visually Scan Pages 6-8 for pictures and diagrams, read each of the captions.

Read Pages 6-8 (take notes of important ideas)

Do you know the answers to the questions on page 8? (See Key Points below for help)

Take the quiz on Lesson 2 "Why Scientists Measure" (You may use the book, notes and Key Points for help on the quizzes. NOT ON TESTS!)

Lesson 2 Key Points

Unit - a known amount used for measuring.

Customary - ordinary

Metric system - System of measurement used by scientists based on 10.

Can you explain why measurements are important?

Are you able to explain the importance of using units that are the same for everyone?

Can you identify two systems of measurement?

Lesson 3 "Using Metric Units to Measure Length"

Visually Scan Pages 9-12; focus on the blue boxes, which contain the key vocabulary terms.

Visually Scan Pages 9-12 for pictures and diagrams, read each of the captions.

Visually Scan for an read the short articles in the blue boxes that you find on Pages 9-12.

Read Pages 9-12 (take notes of important ideas)

Do you know the answers to the questions on page 12? (See Key Points below for help)

Take the quiz on Lesson 3 "Using Metric Units to Measure Length" (You may use the book, notes and Key Points for help on the quizzes. NOT ON TESTS!)

Lesson 3 Key Points

Meter, m - the basic unit of length in the metric system; it is about 39 inches.

meterstick - a common tool for measuring length in the metric system

centimeter, cm - a metric unit of measure that is 1/100 of a meter.

Millimeter, mm - a metric unit of measure that is 1/1000 of a meter.

kilometer, km - a metric unit of measure that is equal to 1,000 meters.

Can you identify and explain the common metric units of length?

Are you able to explain the meaning of prefixes used with metric units of measurement?

Investigation 1-1 "Hands Instead of Feet"

Optional, (must complete 3 this quarter)

Gather the materials you need; a meterstick.

Follow the procedure on page 13-14.

Complete the follow-up click here for quiz(The 3 questions will be the same as the three questions on P14)

Lesson 4 "Using Metric Measurements to Find Area"

Visually Scan Pages 15-17; focus on the blue boxes, which contain the key vocabulary terms.

Visually Scan Pages 15-17 for pictures and diagrams, read each of the captions.

Visually Scan for an read the short articles and questions in the blue boxes that you find on Pages 15-17.

Read Pages 15-17(take notes of important ideas)

Do you know the answers to the questions on page 17? (See Key Points below for help)

Take the quiz on Lesson 4 "Using Metric Measurements to Find Area" (You may use the book, notes and Key Points for help on the quizzes. NOT ON TESTS!)

Lesson 4Key Points

Area - amount of space the surface of an object takes up.

Exponent - a number that tells how many times another number is a factor.

Can you explain and define area?

Are you able to calculate area in metric units?

Investigation 1-2 "Counting Squares and Calculating Area"

Gather the materials you need; safety glasses, a small sheet of paper, ruler, safety scissors.

Follow the procedure on page 18-19.

Complete the follow-up, click here for quiz (The 2 questions will be the same as the 2 questions on P19)

Lesson 5 "Using Metric Measurements to Find Volume"

Visually Scan Pages 20-23; focus on the blue boxes, which contain the key vocabulary terms.

Visually Scan Pages 20-23 for pictures and diagrams, read each of the captions.

Visually Scan for an read the short articles and questions in the blue boxes that you find on Pages 20-23.

Read Pages 20-23 (take notes of important ideas)

Do you know the answers to the questions on page 23? (See Key Points below for help)

Take the quiz on Lesson 5 "Using Metric Measurements to Find Volume" (You may use the book, notes and Key Points for help on the quizzes. NOT ON TESTS!)

Lesson 5 Key Points

Volume - the amount of space an object takes up.

Cubic centimeter, cm^{3} - a metric unit of measure that means centimeter X centimeter X centimeter.

Liter, L - Basic unit of volume in the metric system.

Milliliter, mL - A metric unit of measure that is 1/1000 of a liter; it equals one cubic centimeter.

Can you explain what volume is?

Are you able to calculate volume in metric units?

Are you able to convert metric units to volume?

Lesson 6 "Using Metric Units to Measure Mass"

Visually Scan Pages 24-26; focus on the blue boxes, which contain the key vocabulary terms.

Visually Scan Pages 24-26 for pictures and diagrams, read each of the captions.

Visually Scan for an read the short articles and questions in the blue boxes that you find on Pages 24-26.

Read Pages 24-26 (take notes of important ideas)

Do you know the answers to the questions on page 26? (See Key Points below for help)

Take the quiz on Lesson 6 "Using Metric Units to Measure Mass" (You may use the book, notes and Key Points for help on the quizzes. NOT ON TESTS!)

Lesson 6 Key Points

Gram, g - basic unit of mass in the metric system.

Kilogram, kg - A unit of mass in the metric system that equals 1,000 grams.

Milligram, mg - A unit of mass in the metric system that is 1/1000 of a gram.

Centigram, cg - A unit of mass in the metric system that is 1/100 of a gram.

Can you identify the basic metric unit of mass?

Are you able to convert metric units of mass?

Preparing for Chapter 1 Test

Turn to Page 31 and read the Chapter 1 summary.

On pages 28-29 you will find the Chapter 1 review, complete the review.

Check your answers with those in the Key Points.

Take the Chapter 1 Test "The Metric System"

Review the answers then print the results for your records.

Chapter 1 Review answers

Congratulations you finished the first chapter !!