CSEC Integrated Science 3rd Edition ebook Adobe (AER)
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CSEC Integrated Science 3rd Edition ebook Adobe (AER)

By Tania Chung, Michael Taylor
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Book Description

Integrated Science for CSEC® Examinations is part of a well-established series of books aimed at students preparing their CSEC Science studies. Rejuvenated in a third edition, Integrated Science for CSEC® Examinations features comprehensive, systematic coverage of the latest CSEC syllabus (2015). Written by an expert team of science educators, this revised edition benefits from a new, clear and accessible design and the most up to date scientific information.

Key features of the CSEC Science series:
• Intuitive and easy-to-follow format makes it simple to study a whole topic, or to
find answers to specific problems
• Regular consolidation (in-text questions as well as exam preparation) checks
understanding and reinforces learning
• New group-work feature tests student’s investigative and problem-solving skills
and demonstrates real-world applications of key syllabus points
• Practical activities and experiments throughout the text encourage hands-on
learning
• Dedicated School-based Assessment section gives step-by step tips to
maximise success in the CSEC coursework.

Tania Chung (MEdLead, BSc. Hons, DipEd) has been actively involved in science education for many years. She has taught science at Calabar High school in Jamaica, as well as Barbados and Cayman Islands and is currently involved in developing teaching strategies to promote effective learning in the modern classroom.

Series editor: Dr. Mike Taylor (MA, PhD,CChem, FSRC) has been actively involved in education and teaching for many years. He has considerable experience of teacher training, has examined science at ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels all over the world, and has taught chemistry at school and University for over 40 years.

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Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Series Preface
  • About this Book
  • Section A: The Organism and its Environment
  • 1 Matter
    • States of matter
      • Properties of matter
      • Changing states
    • Living things are made up of cells
      • Cell structure and function
    • Transporting substances in and out of cells
    • What is diffusion?
      • Diffusion across a cell membrane
      • Examples of diffusion in living organisms
    • What is osmosis?
      • Osmosis in living organisms
    • What is active transport?
      • Examples of active transport in living organisms
      • Differences between diffusion and active transport
    • Microbes
      • Viruses
      • Bacteria
      • Fungi
        • Chapter summary
        • Answers to ITQs
        • Examination-style questions
  • 2 Reproduction and Growth
  • What is reproduction?
    • Advantages/disadvantages of asexual reproduction
    • Asexual reproduction in unicellular organisms
    • Asexual reproduction in flowering plants
    • Artificial methods of vegetative reproduction of plants
    • Artificial methods of asexual reproduction of animals
  • Sexual reproduction in flowering plants
    • Flower structure and function
    • Pollination
    • Fertilisation
    • Seed structure
    • Germination
  • Human reproductive system
  • Human male reproductive system
  • Human female reproductive system
    • The menstrual cycle
    • Fertilisation
    • Pregnancy
    • Birth
    • Pre-natal care
    • Post-natal care
  • Sexually transmitted infections
    • More about acquired immune deficiency syndrome
    • Candidiasis
  • Methods of birth control
  • Effects of teenage pregnancy
  • Population growth
    • Human population growth
    • Methods of reducing overpopulation
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 3 Food and Nutrition
  • Photosynthesis
    • How do green plants obtain their raw materials for photosynthesis?
  • Food substances in plants
  • The food we eat: nutrition
  • Farming methods
  • Food chains and webs
    • Terrestrial food chains and webs
    • Aquatic food chains and webs
  • Ecosystems
  • Diet
  • The functions and sources of nutrients
  • Food tests
    • Minerals
    • Vitamins
    • Nutritional disorders
  • Energy comes from our food
    • How much food do we need?
  • Food additives and their effect on health
  • Food spoilage
    • Microorganisms and decay
    • Food preservation
  • The human digestive system
    • Digestion in the mouth
    • Digestion in the stomach
    • Digestion in the small intestine
    • The role of the teeth in digestion
    • The structure of teeth
    • The care of teeth
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 4 Transport Systems
  • The need for transport systems
  • Transport vessels in plants
    • How does water move through a plant?
    • Factors affecting transpiration
  • Circulatory (transport) system in humans
  • The blood vessels
  • The blood
    • Red blood cells
    • White blood cells
    • Platelets
  • The heart
    • How does the heart pump blood?
    • How is blood circulated around the body?
    • Blood groups
    • The implications of the Rhesus factor
  • Diseases of the heart and circulation
    • Hypertension
    • Angina, thrombosis and heart attacks
    • Strokes
  • How the human body defends itself against diseases
    • The immune system
    • The beneficial effects of exercise
    • The importance of water
  • The effects of drug use
    • What is a drug?
    • Alcohol use and abuse
    • Drugs used as medicine
    • Illegal drugs
  • Social and economic effects of drug use
  • The human skeletal system
    • Types of bones in the human body
    • Function of structures in the skeletal system
    • Joints
    • The function of skeletal muscle
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 5 Respiration and Air Pollution
  • What is respiration?
  • Aerobic respiration
  • Anaerobic respiration
  • The mechanics of breathing
    • Inhaled and exhaled air
  • The human respiratory system
    • The structure of the alveoli and gas exchange
  • Pollutant sources and effects on the environment
    • Pollutants from combustion
  • Respiratory problems caused by environmental pollution
    • Chapter summary
    • Answers to ITQs
    • Examination-style questions
  • 6 Excretion
  • What happens to the food we eat?
  • The waste products of digestion
  • Excretory organs of the human body
    • The lung as an excretory organ
    • The skin as an excretory organ
  • The kidney as an excretory organ
    • How the kidneys ‘clean’ the blood
    • Another function of the kidney – osmoregulation
  • Kidney failure or renal failure
  • Excretion of waste products from flowering plants
    • Chapter summary
    • Answers to ITQs
    • Examination-style questions
  • 7 Sense Organs and Coordination
  • Sense organs and their functions
  • The eye and sight
    • Accommodation
  • Vision defects and their correction
  • Activities which affect sight
  • Light and sight
  • Light and colour
  • The ear and hearing
    • Structure and function of the ear
    • Sound ranges
  • Coordination
  • The nervous system
    • The structures of the nervous system
    • How the nervous system works
    • Different kinds of actions
    • Effects of injury on the nervous system
  • The endocrine system
    • Chapter summary
    • Answers to ITQs
    • Examination-style questions
  • 8 Health and Sanitation
  • Hygiene
    • Personal hygiene
  • Household pests
  • Parasites and human diseases
  • Controlling pests
  • Community hygiene
  • Waste management
  • Disposal of domestic waste
  • Sewage
  • Impact of solid waste on the environment
    • Chapter summary
    • Answers to ITQs
    • Examination-style questions
  • Section B: The Home and Workplace
  • 9 Temperature Control and Ventilation
  • Heat transfer
    • Conduction
    • Convection
    • Radiation
  • Applications of controlling heat transfer
  • Harmful effects of the Sun
  • Temperature control in household appliances
  • What is temperature?
  • How is temperature measured?
    • Liquid-in-glass thermometers
    • Other types of thermometers
  • The importance of controlling ventilation in buildings
  • Air conditioners
  • The importance of controlling humidity in buildings
  • How do temperature, air movement and humidity affect drying?
    • Chapter summary
    • Answers to ITQs
    • Examination-style questions
  • 10 Conservation of Energy
  • Energy and work
  • Forms of energy
  • Energy conversions
  • Conservation of mass and energy
    • Nuclear fission
    • Nuclear fusion
  • Momentum and collisions
    • The law of conservation of momentum
    • Inelastic and elastic collisions
  • Energy transfer
    • Chapter summary
    • Answers to ITQs
    • Examination-style questions
  • 11 Electricity and Lighting
  • Electric current
    • Do all materials conduct an electric current?
  • Electric circuits
    • Circuit symbols
  • Current, voltage and resistance
    • Electric current
    • Voltage
    • Resistance
  • Ohm’s law
  • Electrical power
  • How is mains electricity made?
  • How does electricity get to your home?
  • Reading an electricity meter
  • Calculating electricity bills
  • Calculating energy consumption and charges for different appliances
  • Safety devices used for electricity
    • Wiring a three-pin plug
  • Energy conservation
    • Reduce electricity use in the living room
    • Reduce electricity use in the kitchen
    • Reduce electricity use for lighting
  • Light
    • Sources of light
    • How does light travel?
    • Shadows
  • Safety: accidents happen everywhere
    • Danger of electric shocks
    • Fires
    • Dangers of radiation
    • Protective clothing
  • First aid
    • Chapter summary
    • Answers to ITQs
    • Examination-style questions
  • 12 Machines and Movement
  • Simple machines
  • Levers
    • Different types of lever
    • Investigating different types of lever
    • Energy input and work done
    • Wheel and axle
  • Gears
  • Pulleys
  • An inclined plane
    • Screws
    • Wedges
  • Maintenance of machines
  • Mechanical advantage and efficiency
    • Chapter summary
    • Answers to ITQs
    • Examination-style questions
  • 13 Metals and Non-metals
  • Non-metals
    • Plastics
    • Uses of plastics
    • Wood
  • Metals
    • Properties of metals
    • Differences between metals and non-metals
    • Uses of metals
    • Alloys
  • Chemical properties of metals
    • The reactions of metals
  • Corrosion of metals
    • Rusting
    • Problems with using aluminium for cooking pans
  • Methods of cleaning household metals
    • Chapter summary
    • Answers to ITQs
    • Examination-style questions
  • 14 Acids, Bases and Mixtures
  • Acids
    • What is an acid?
    • Properties of acids
  • Bases and alkalis
    • Properties of alkalis
  • Salts
    • What is a salt?
    • How are salts named?
  • Reactions of acids
    • Reactions of acids with metals
    • Reactions of acids with bases/alkalis
    • Reactions of acids with carbonates/hydrogencarbonates
  • Household uses of acids and alkalis
    • Sodium hydrogencarbonate for fire-fighting
  • The pH scale
    • Indicators and the pH scale
  • Mixtures
    • What is a mixture?
    • Solutions
    • Suspensions
    • Colloids
  • Separation of mixtures
    • Filtration
    • Distillation
    • Chromatography
  • Solubility
  • Solvents in stain removal
  • Detergents
    • Soapy detergents
    • Soapless detergents
    • How do detergents clean?
    • The composition of detergents
    • Comparing soapy and synthetic detergents
  • Hardness of water
    • How is hard water formed naturally?
    • Methods of softening water
    • Scouring powders
  • Disinfectants, antiseptics and deodorants
    • Chapter summary
    • Answers to ITQs
    • Examination-style questions
  • Section C: Earth’s Place in the Universe
  • 15 The Universe and our Solar System
  • Stars
  • Planets
  • The Moon
  • Other celestial bodies in the universe
  • The solar system
    • The Sun
    • How do planets stay in orbit?
  • Day and night
  • Eclipses
  • Exploring the universe
    • Space travel
    • Living in space: possibilities and limitations
    • Living in a spacecraft
    • Benefits from space research
    • Free fall of a satellite in orbit
    • The exploration of Mars
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 16 The Terrestrial Environment
  • What is soil and how is it formed?
    • Physical weathering
    • Chemical weathering
    • Biological action on rocks
  • Components in the soil
  • Soil fertility
  • Different soils and their properties
  • Soil erosion
  • Recycling in nature
    • The oxygen cycle
    • The carbon cycle
    • The nitrogen cycle
  • Earth movements
    • Earthquakes
    • Measuring seismic waves (earthquakes)
    • Tsunamis
    • Volcanoes
  • The tides
    • Spring tides
    • Neap tides
    • The effect of tides on living organisms
  • Air movements
    • Air masses
    • What happens when air masses meet?
    • Frontal systems
    • Air masses and the spread of pollution
  • Cyclones and hurricanes
    • How does a hurricane develop?
    • What happens when a hurricane strikes land?
    • Preparing for a hurricane
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 17 Water and the Aquatic Environment
  • Properties of water
  • Uses and conservation of water
  • Purification of water for domestic use
    • Other ways to purify water
    • Desalination
  • The water cycle
  • How water pollution affects aquatic life
    • Eutrophication
    • Other water pollutants
    • Pollutants in the food chain
  • Fishing
    • Methods of fishing
    • Overfishing
  • Navigational devices used at sea
    • The magnetic compass
    • Modern navigational devices
  • Forces acting on floating objects
    • Upthrust
    • Archimedes’ principle
    • The Plimsoll line
  • Safety in water
    • Hazards associated with scuba diving
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 18 Fossil Fuels and Alternative Sources of Energy
  • Fuels
  • Fossil fuels and their formation
    • The extraction of crude oil and natural gas
    • Crude oil as a fuel
  • The effects on the environment of burning fossil fuels
  • Alternative sources of energy
    • Energy from the Sun (solar energy)
    • Energy from moving water
    • Energy from moving air
    • Energy from plants and animals
    • Energy from the ground
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers to ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 19 Forces
  • What is a force?
  • The effect of a force
  • Newton’s third law of motion
    • Examples of the third law of motion
  • Lift
    • The ‘kite’ effect
    • The aerofoil
  • Why do moving objects stop?
    • Friction can be helpful
    • Friction can be a nuisance
  • The force of gravity
  • Centre of gravity
    • Centre of gravity and stability
  • Gravitational force and weight
  • Gravitational force and the movement of satellites
  • Centripetal force and cars
  • Moment of a force
    • Chapter summary
    • Answers to ITQs
    • Examination-style questions
  • Section D: School-Based Assessment
  • 20 School-Based Assessment
  • Answers to Multiple Choice Questions
  • Index
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
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    • K
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