Pearson Physical Science Program for Grades 9-11

Physical Science: Concepts in Action helps students make the important connection between the science they read and what they experience every day. Relevant content, lively explorations, and a wealth of hands-on activities take students' understanding of science beyond the page and into the world around them.

 
 

Do more inquiry!

Find 9 types of inquiry activities included at point-of-use in the student text - designed to increase student engagement and motivation. Students who do science - in the labs, data analysis and problem-solving activities - achieve success.

 
 

Build Scientific Literacy

Give students the skills to succeed with strong reading support.

  • Each lesson kicks off with Reading Focus, an introduction to key concepts, vocabulary and reading strategies such as using visuals.

  • Reading checkpoints in the narrative create a comprehension speed bump - allowing students to pause and self assess their understanding.

  • The Guided Reading and Study Workbook will truly make a difference for students. Study worksheets reinforce key concepts and make students active and engaged readers.

 

Integrated Math Skills Development

Strong math support helps students succeed!

  • Students analyze real-world experimental data and results and interpreting graphs—prompting them to draw conclusions from the information in Data Analysis activities.

  • Find numerous opportunitiesfor practice at point-of-use in Math Skills and Math Practice boxes featuring a three-step problem-solving method. Color-coded variables aid student navigation and help reinforce math comprehension.

  • Formulas and Equations Key equations and formulas are set off in boxes, helping students to easily locate and remember them.

  • The Math Skills and Problem Solving workbook provides extra math practice and instruction to help students master problem solving and key content.