ON Science 9 Academic Student Resource (Print)

© 2009
by Leesa Blake, Michael Mazza, Alex Mills, Frank Mustoe, Jim Ross, Thomas Stiff

1st Edition Active, In-Print 608 Pages Hardback
9780070726895 0070726892

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ON Science 9 is approved for inclusion on Ontario's Trillium List!

Written to the revised Ontario Curriculum,Grade 9 Academic (SNC1D).

Engaging learners with what's important to them! Multi-media science resources taking full advantage of STSE issues and 21st century technologies to create meaningful science experiences that are accessible to every student in your classroom.

ON Science 9 Table of Contents

Scavenger Hunt


Unit 1 Sustainable Ecosystems

Get Ready for Unit 1

Chapter 1 Nutrient Cycles and Energy Flow
1.1 Sustainability

1.2 The Biosphere and Energy

1.3 Extracting Energy from Biomass

Chapter 1 Summary

Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 2 Populations and Sustainable Ecosystems
2.1 Populations and Resources

2.2 Interactions Among Species

2.3 Human Niches and Population

2.4 Ecosystem Services

Chapter 2 Summary

Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 3 Biodiversity
3.1 Measuring Biodiversity

3.2 Communities

3.3 Threats to Biodiversity

3.4 Restoration Ecology

Chapter 3 Summary

Chapter 3 Review

Unit 1 Science at Work

Unit 1 Project

Unit 1 Review

Unit 2 Atoms, Elements, and Compounds

Get Ready for Unit 2

Chapter 4 Properties of Elements and Compounds

4.1 Studying Matter

4.2 Physical Properties

4.3 Chemical Properties

Chapter 4 Summary

Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5 Understanding the Properties of Elements
5.1 Evolution of the Atomic Model

5.2 The Structure of the Atom

5.3 The Periodic Table

5.4 Trends in the Periodic Table

Chapter 5 Summary

Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6 Understanding the Properties of Compounds
6.1 Ionic Compounds

6.2 Covalent Compounds

6.3 Modeling Compounds

Chapter 6 Summary

Chapter 6 Review

Unit 2 Science at Work

Unit 2 Project

Unit 2 Review

Unit 3 The Study of the Universe

Get Ready for Unit 3

Chapter 7 The Night Sky

7.1 Ancient Astronomy

7.2 The Constellations

7.3 Movements of Earth and the Moon

7.4 Meet Your Solar System

7.5 Other Objects in the Solar System

Chapter 7 Summary

Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8 Exploring Our Stellar Neighbourhood
8.1 Exploring Space

8.2 Exploring the Sun

8.3 Exploring Other Stars

Chapter 8 Summary

Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 9 The Mysterious Universe
9.1 Galaxies

9.2 The Universe

9.3 Unsolved Mysteries

Chapter 9 Summary

Chapter 9 Review

Unit 3 Science at Work

Unit 3 Project

Unit 3 Review

Unit 4 The Characteristics of Electricity

Get Ready for Unit 4

Chapter 10 Static Charges and Energy

10.1 Exploring and Explaining Static Charges

10.2 Charging by Contact and by Induction

10.3 Charges at Work

Chapter 10 Summary

Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 11 Electrical Circuits
11.1 Cells and Batteries

11.2 What is an Electrical Circuit?

11.3 Measuring the Properties of Simple Circuits

11.4 Measuring Electrical Resistance

11.5 Series and Parallel Circuits

Chapter 11 Summary

Chapter 11 Review

Chapter 12 Generating and Using Electricity
12.1 Electricity at Home

12.2 The Smart Electrical Energy Consumer

12.3 Meeting the Demand for Electricity

12.4 Renewable Sources of Energy and Conservation

Chapter 12 Summary

Chapter 12 Review

Unit 4 Science at Work

Unit 4 Project

Unit 4 Review

Toolkits and Appendices Contents
Science Skills Toolkits

Math Skills Toolkits

Study Toolkits

Appendix A: Properties of Common Substances

Appendix B: Using Star Maps

Appendix C: Polyatomic Ions

Appendix D: Electron Arrangements

Appendix E: Acid-Base Indicators

Appendix F: Numerical Answers




Periodic Table


1-1 How Disturbed Is Too Disturbed?

1-2 What Symbol Would You Choose?

1-3 Recycling in Ontario

2-1 Reducing Wildlife Mortality with Fences

2-2 Graphing Population Change

2-3 What Was for Dinner?

2-4 Ecotourism and Monarch Butterflies

2-5 What Landscape Inspires You?

3-1 Biodiversity in Canada

3-2 Biodiversity Index

3-3 Alien Invasion

3-4 Plants at Risk

3-5 The Common Good

4-1 Raisin’ Underwater Artifacts

4-2 Safety First!

4-3 Element, Compound, or Mixture?

4-4 What’s So Special about Paper Clips?

4-5 Slow as Molasses

4-6 Hard as Nails

4-7 What’s New?

5-1 The Atomic “Black Box”

5-2 How Small Is Too Small?

5-3 Atomic Model Time Line

5-4 What’s Your Number?

5-5 Make Your Own Atom

5-6 What’s in Blackbock’s Lake?

5-7 The Bohr-Rutherford Periodic Table

6-1 Bouncing Glue

6-2 Making Ice Cream

6-3 Cornstarch Armour

6-4 Representing Compounds Using Bohr-Rutherford Models

6-5 Ball-and-Stick Models

7-1 Create Your Own Constellation

7-2 Angle of Sunlight

7-3 Modelling the Solar System

7-4 Making Craters

8-1 Preparing for a Trip to the Moon

8-2 An Astronomer’s View

9-1 Matter in Motion

9-2 How Big Is the Milky Way?

9-3 Counting Galaxies by Sampling

10-1 Lightning in a Glow Tube

10-2 Detecting Static Charge Using an Electroscope

10-3 Drawing Charges You Cannot See

10-4 A Static Spice Separator

11-1 Shed Light On It

11-2 Make a CELLection

11-3 Charged Cereal and Moving Marbles

11-4 Measuring Current and Potential Difference in a Series Circuit


1-A Fertilizers and Algae Growth

1-B The Chemistry of Photosynthesis

1-C Soil-water Acidity and Plant Growth

1-D Can a Plant Have Too Much Fertilizer?

2-A Is the Winter Skate Endangered in Nova Scotia?

2-B What Happens When Food Is Limited?

2-C Putting Your Foot in Your Mouth

3-A Zebra Mussels in Lake Ontario

3-B Balancing Populations and the Environment

4-A Identifying Unknown Elements

4-B Testing Physical Properties of Substances

4-C Chemical Properties of Common Gases

4-D Physical and Chemical Properties of Common Substances

4-E CFC Production and Canada’s Ozone Layer

5-A The Bohr-Rutherford Model of the Atom

5-B Physical Properties of Metals and Non-metals

5-C Reactivity Trends in the Periodic Table

6-A What Causes Rust?

6-B Properties of Ionic and Covalent Compounds

6-C What Is in Your Home?

7-A Modelling the Moon’s Movement

7-B The Changing View of the Night Sky

7-C Gravity on Other Planets

8-A Solar Activity and Earth Temperatures

8-B The Brightness of Stars

8-C Building an H-R Diagram

9-A Estimating the Age of the Universe

9-B Modelling the Expanding Universe

10-A Comparing Conductivity

10-B Be a Charge Detective

11-A Constructing and Comparing Voltaic Cells

11-B Loads in Series

11-C Loads in Parallel

Case Studies

The Disappearing Eel

Why Are Honeybees Disappearing?

Saving Dolly Varden

What Is the Cost of Our Products?

Diamond Mining: Beyond the Sparkle

Taking a Stand on Plastic Bags

Can We Prevent the Next Big Impact?

Space Junk

Space Exploration Spinoffs


Electric Avenue

Making a Difference

Yvonne Su

Allyson Parker

Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Meghana Saincher

Patrick Bowman

Dayna Corelli

Shelby Mielhausen

Joel Zylberger

Katie Pietrzakowski

Corey Centen and Nilesh Patel

National Geographic Features

Visualizing the Carbon Cycle

Visualizing Elements

Visualizing the Kuiper Belt

Visualizing Lightning

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