Physical Science 9/6/12


 

Choose one of six categories to study.

·         Energy & Systems

·         Force & Motion

·         Electricity & Magnetism

·         Matter & Energy

·         Light & Optics

·         Sound & Waves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each category has at least 15 vocabulary words. Each word includes a simulation that includes animations and narration. Related content, which includes interactive simulations or videos, are available for most vocabulary words. Flash Cards are easy to access to study the vocabulary words by category or by the entire glossary. This app is geared toward middle and high school students. Below is a complete list of vocabulary words organized by category.

 

ENERGY & SYSTEMS

Deformation

Elastic Collision

Energy

Fulcrum

Generator

Hooke’s Law

Inelastic Collision

Input

Joule

Kinetic Energy

Law of Conservation

Lever

Net Force

Output

Potential Energy

Work

FORCES & MOTION

Acceleration

Average Speed

Constant Speed

Force

Friction

Inertia

Instantaneous Speed

Mass

Momentum

Net Force

Newton

Newton’s First Law

Newton’s Second Law

Newton’s Third Law

Position

Reaction

Slope

Speed

Weight

ELECTRICTY & MAGNETISM

Ampere

Closed Circuit

Electric Circuit

Electric Current

Electromagnetic Inducation

Magnetic

Ohm

Ohm’s Law

Open Circuit

Parallel Circuit

Paramagnetic Material

Permanent Magnet

Resistance

Volt

Voltag

MATTER & ENERGY

 

Atom

Celsius Scale

Density

Fahrenheit Scalte

Gas

Liquid

Mass

Molecule

Neutron

Nucleus

Pressure

Proton

Solid

Temperature

Thermal Energy

Volume

 

LIGHT & OPTICS

Additive Primary Colors

Color

Cones

Converging Lens

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Flourescence

Focal Length

Focal Point

Light

Light Ray

Optical Axis

Pixel

Reflection

Refractions

Subtractive Primary Colors

White Light

SOUND & WAVES

 

Amplitude

Cycle

Damping

Decibel

Frequency

Frequency Spectrum

Harmonic Motion

Hertz

Oscillation

Period

Pitch

Resonance

Restoring Force

Wave

Wavelength

 

 

This app is useful to more than Physical Science teachers. Music teachers can take advantage of the ‘Sound & Waves’ category and Visual Art teachers can find use of the ‘Light & Optics’ category.

This app requires wi-fi, or 3G to play the simulation videos. iOS 5.0 is required and is compatible with the iPad only (not iPhone or iPod). Physical Science is produced by CPO Science, a School Specialty subsidiary, and is only available for iOS.

Read more about the Physical Science app here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/physicalsci/id510133269?mt=8

 

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