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The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, 6th Edition

November 2009, ©2010
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Over 100,000 readers have relied on Trefil to gain a better understanding of physics, chemistry, astronomy, earth sciences, and biology. The book focuses on the great ideas in each field while showing readers how core scientific principles connect to their daily lives. The sixth edition emphasizes important themes and relationships, along with new real world connections. Scientific American has been added to the book along with completely updated examples. The presentation also employs a more visual approach that includes new illustrations and visuals. In addition, new problems help readers answer the big questions in science.
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1. Science: A Way of Knowing: How do you know what you know?

2. The Ordered Universe: Why do planets appear to wander slowly across the sky?

3. Energy: Why must animals eat to stay alive?

4. Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Why is it easier to make an omelet from an egg than to make an egg from an omelet?

5. Electricity and Magnetism: What is lightning?

6. Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation: What is color?

7. Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity: Can a human ever travel faster than the speed of light, at “warp speed”?

8. The Atom: Why are there so many different materials in the world?

9. Quantum Mechanics: How can the electron behave like both a particle and a wave?

10. Atoms in Combination: The Chemical Bond: How does blood clot?

11. Materials and Their Properties: How have computers gotten so much faster?

12. The Nucleus of the Atom: How do scientists determine the age of the oldest human fossils?

13. The Ultimate Structure of Matter: How can antimatter be used to probe the human brain?

14. The Stars: How much longer can the Sun sustain life on Earth?

15. Cosmology: Will the universe end?

16. Earth and Other Planets: Is Earth the only planet with life?

17. Plate Tectonics: Can we predict destructive earthquakes?

18. Earth’s Many Cycles: Will we ever run out of fresh water?

19. Ecology, Ecosystems, and the Environment: Are human activities affecting the global environment?

20. Strategies of Life: What is life?

21. The Living Cell: What is the smallest living thing?

22. Molecules of Life: What constitutes a healthy diet?

23. Classical and Modern Genetics: Why do offspring resemble their parents?

24. The New Science of Life: Can we cure cancer?

25. Evolution: How did life emerge on the ancient Earth?

 

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Discovery Labs--These “kitchen sink” labs contributed by Larry McLellan and Meena Jagasia provide students with additional real world science applications. The labs may be conducted in a class or lab or may be assigned to students to complete at home.

Return to the Integrated Science Question—Now at the end of each chapter, the authors return to the question asked at the beginning of the chapter to illustrate for students how the material draws together to answer the question. This creates a problem solving framework for students to apply to future questions.

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Great Ideas— Each chapter begins with a statement of a great unifying idea or theme in science so that students immediately grasp the chief concept of the chapter. These statements are intended to provide a framework for placing everyday experiences into a broad context.

Great Ideas Across the SciencesFollowing each Great Idea is a concept map featuring the central Great Idea in that chapter and its applications to different branches of science and everyday life. These statements are intended to provide a framework for placing everyday experiences into a broad context.

Science Through the Day—Each chapter begins with this section in which the authors tie the chapter’s main theme to common experiences such as eating, driving a car or sun tanning. These vignettes, taken in sequence, tell the story of one student’s day from sunrise to day’s end in an effort to help emphasize that the great ideas of science are constantly part of our lives.

The Science of Life feature helps show the interdisciplinary nature of the concepts introduced by including sections on living things in most chapters.

Science in the Making—These historical episodes trace the progress of scientific discovery and portray the lives of some of the central figures in science to help illustrate the process of science, the interplay of science and society and the serendipity in scientific discovery.

The Ongoing Process of Science feature examines current areas of research and some of the most exciting questions currently being addressed by scientists.

Stop and Think! questions challenge students to think critically about the implications of a scientific discovery or principle.

Technology—The application of scientific ideas to commerce, industry and other modern technological concerns is the most immediate way in which students encounter science. Included in most chapters are examples of these technologies such as petroleum refining, microwave ovens, and nuclear medicine.

Mathematical Equations and Worked Examples--Key equations and appropriate worked examples are provided in many chapters. Whenever an equation is introduced, it is presented in three steps: first as an English sentence, then as a word equation, and finally in its traditional symbolic form. This is a helpful feature for a course in which most students suffer from a fear or discomfort with mathematics.

Science by the Numbers include many nontraditional calculations to help students understand the importance of simple mathematical calculations in the areas of magnitude, for example, how much solid waste is generated in the United States.

Thinking More About—Each chapter ends with a section that addresses a social or philosophical issue tied to science such as nuclear waste disposal.

Key Words are highlighted throughout the chapters, listed at the end of each chapter and appear in the glossary at the end of the book.

End of the chapter questions include Review Questions that test important factual information covered in the text, Discussion Questions that examine student comprehension by exploring the application and analysis of the scientific concepts, Problems that require students to use mathematical operations, and Investigations that require additional research outside the classroom.

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Instructors Resources
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Test Bank
Test Bank by David King of Auburn University is available on both the instructor companion site and within Wiley PLUS. Con-taining approximately 50 multiple choice and essay test items per chapter, this test bank offers assessment of both basic understanding and conceptual applications. The Sciences, 6/e Test Bank is offered in two formats: MS Word files and a Computerized Test Bank. The easy-to-use test-generation program fully supports graphics, print tests, student answer sheets, and answer keys. The software’s advanced features allow you to create an exam to your exact specifi-cations.
Science in the News Video Clips and Lecture PowerPoint Presentations
Science In the News Video Clips and Lecture Launcher Presentations are available in WileyPlus and provide students with a look into how science works in the real world. Videos can presented in class or assigned with questions in WileyPlus.
Animations
Animations. Select text concepts are illustrated using flash animation, designed for use in classroom presentations. Available in WileyPlus
Line Drawings and Illustrations
All Line Illustrations and Photos from The Sciences 6/e, in jpeg files and PowerPoint format are available both on the in-structor companion site and within WileyPLUS.
Biology Visual Library
Biology Visual Library containing all of the line illustrations in the textbook in jpeg format, as well as access to numerous other life science illustrations from other Wiley texts is available in WileyPLUS and on the instructor companion site.
PowerPoint Presentations
PowerPoint Presentations by Rita King of the College of New Jersey are tailored to The Sciences, 6e’s topical coverage and learning objectives. These presentations are designed to convey key text concepts, illustrated by embedded text art. An effort has been made to reduce the amount of words on each slide and increase the use of visuals to illustrate concepts. Available on the instructor com-panion site and within WileyPLUS.
Personal Response System questions
Personal Response System questions are specifically designed to foster student discussion and debate in class. Available on the instructor companion site and within WileyPLUS.
Book Companion Website
Book Companion Site (www.wiley.com/college/trefil) For the Student: • Quizzes for student self-testing • Biology NewsFinder; Flash Cards; and Animations For the Instructor • Biology Visual Library; all images in jpg and Power-Point formats. • Instructor’s Manual; Test Bank; Lecture PowerPoint Presentations. Instructor Resources are password protected.
Instructors Manual
Instructor’s Manual by Bambi Bailey, Midwestern State University, and prepared by Sandy Buczynski, San Diego University, contains teaching suggestions, lecture notes, answers to problems from the textbook, additional problems, and over 70 creative ideas for in-class activities. Available in WileyPlus and on the instructor companion site.
Virtual Discovery Labs
Virtual Discovery Labs, authored by Brian Shmaefsky of Lone Star College, bring select core concepts to life in an online lab setting. Virtual Discovery Labs offer students an excellent alternative to hands on lab work with assignable lab reports and question assignments.
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Students Resources
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Science in the News Video Clips and Lecture PowerPoint Presentations
Science In the News Video Clips and Lecture Launcher Presentations are available in WileyPlus and provide students with a look into how science works in the real world. Videos can presented in class or assigned with questions in WileyPlus.
Animations
Animations. Select text concepts are illustrated using flash animation, designed for use in classroom presentations. Available in WileyPlus
Personal Response System questions
Personal Response System questions are specifically designed to foster student discussion and debate in class. Available on the instructor companion site and within WileyPLUS.
Book Companion Website
Book Companion Site (www.wiley.com/college/trefil) For the Student: • Quizzes for student self-testing • Biology NewsFinder; Flash Cards; and Animations For the Instructor • Biology Visual Library; all images in jpg and Power-Point formats. • Instructor’s Manual; Test Bank; Lecture PowerPoint Presentations. Instructor Resources are password protected.
Virtual Discovery Labs
Virtual Discovery Labs, authored by Brian Shmaefsky of Lone Star College, bring select core concepts to life in an online lab setting. Virtual Discovery Labs offer students an excellent alternative to hands on lab work with assignable lab reports and question assignments.
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