Holt Science and Technology
The World of Physical Science
Welcome to Holt Science and Technology. In this chapter, you will learn about how the scientific method applies to the world of physical science and the role of physical science in the world. Use the links below to find learning tools that will help you review the chapter and extend your study.
Review and Practice
Reading Skills: K-W-L
This worksheet will help you organize your thoughts before and after you read the chapter or an article.
Science Puzzlers, Twisters & Teasers: The World of Physical Science
If you are looking for challenging puzzles that use terms and concepts from the chapter, give this worksheet a try!
Science Skills: Reading a Science Textbook
What is the best way to read a science textbook? Find the answer here.
Science Skills: Safety Rules!
What do you need to know about safety? Learn more here.
Science Skills: Hints for Oral Presentations
Learn how to create and organize an oral presentation here.
Math Skills for Science: What Is a Ratio?
Use ratios to compare numbers.
Math Skills for Science: What is SI?
Learn more about the SI of measurement here.
Math Skills for Science: Finding Perimeter and Area
Learn more about calculating perimeter and area here.
Math Skills for Science: Finding Volume
Volume is the amount of space that something occupies. Learn more here.
Quiz Yourself: The World of Physical Science
Click here to test your knowledge of physical science.
Enrichment and Extension
Internet Activity: Careers in Physical Science
What kinds of jobs are available to people who study Physical science? This activity encourages you to research and write a short essay about a Physical science career field to share with your class.
Long-Term Projects and Research Ideas: Prove It!
Do you need ideas for long-term projects or research projects? Check out topics such as the work of Antoine Lavoisier and the work of famous physical scientists.
Holt Anthology of Science Fiction: Inspiration
Who inspires you? The great heroes of our time had their sources of inspiration too. But what if they hadn't? How different would our world be? After reading Ben Bova's story, see if you can answer these questions.
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