Lower Secondary Science Matters Textbook Volume A (2nd Edition) (Print & E-book bundle)

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Designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century learner, the textbook helps students discover scientific knowledge by using extensive real-life contexts.  The use of purposeful visuals helps to enhance the students' learning experience. The book also provides many opportunities for students to develop scientific literacy through a strong foundation in Science.


  • Helps students relate to scientific concepts using real-life context.
  • Engages students through visuals - Information is communicated clearly and concisely in this manner.  In addition, fascinating pictures are used to create excitement among students and make learning more enjoyable.
  • Encourages critical thinking and challenges students to think about concepts at a broader level as well as understand the ethical issues surrounding science and technology.



1         The Scientific Endeavour

1.1   What is Science?

1.2   How is Scientific Knowledge Derived?  – Attitudes in Science

1.3   How is Scientific Knowledge Derived? - The Scientific Method

1.4   How does Science and Technology Affect our Lives?

1.5   Safety Practices during Scientific Investigations


2         Exploring Diversity of Matter by its Physical Properties

2.1   Physical Properties of Matter

2.2   Density


3         Exploring Diversity of Matter by its Chemical Composition

3.1   Chemical Composition of Matter

3.2   What are Elements?

3.3   What are Compounds?

3.4   What are Mixtures?


4         Exploring Diversity of Matter Using Separation Techniques

4.1   Separating Mixtures

4.2   Obtaining Drinking Water from Non-potable Water


5         Understanding Diversity of Organisms

5.1   The Variety of Life

5.2   The Importance of Biodiversity

5.3   Classifying and Identifying Organisms Using Dichotomous Keys


6         Model of Cells – The Basic Units of Life

6.1   What are Cells?

6.2   What is Inside a Typical Cell?

6.3   Forming a Multicellular Organism

6.4   Division of Labour


7         Model of Matter – The Particulate Nature of Matter

7.1   Using the Particulate Nature of Matter as a Model

7.2   Models of States of Matter

7.3   Models of Expansion and Contraction

7.4   Models of Changes in State


8         Model of Matter – Atoms and Molecules

8.1   The Atom

8.2   Using Models to Represent Atoms

8.3   Using a Model to Represent the Structure of an Atom

8.4   The Molecule


9         Ray Model of Light

9.1   What is Light?

9.2   Reflection

9.3   Refraction

9.4   Dispersion of Light

9.5   Colours

PublisherMarshall Cavendish
Type of bookTextbook
GradeGrade 7 & 8
ColourFull Colour
Number of pages188

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