• Holt McDougal Physics

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Physics

High School Physics Textbook and Digital Program Grades 9–12

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  • Why?

    Accessible to ALL Students

    The standard to which all physics programs are compared is more accessible to a wider range of student needs than any other program. No other program matches the balance of conceptual and problem-solving support offered by HMH Physics. The core curriculum materials link concepts and problem solving so students get clear conceptual development and plenty of practice working with both fundamental physical concepts and problem-solving skills.

    Differentiated Instruction

    It’s the support for differentiation that sets HMH Physics apart. Differentiated instruction strategies assist you with a wide range of student needs, including Below Level, English Learners, Pre-AP®, and Inclusion students. An Interactive Reader helps students of all abilities access the content. Add in the wide range of multimedia resources that provide multimodal support for learning concepts and you have powerful new ways to reach students of ALL ability levels.

    Problem-Solving Support

    Problem solving in physics is challenging for most students. That’s why HMH Physics © 2017 focuses on strengthening problem solving by providing strategies and extra practice to ensure success. You'll see this support, guidance, and feedback in the online Interactive Demonstrations and Solution Tutor.

    Technology

    Nothing captures students’ interest and facilitates meaningful learning like technology. Many highly effective technology learning tools are included in HMH Physics © 2017 to accomplish just that. For example, the Animated Physics animations and PhET simulations help students access physics concepts and principles in a more meaningful way. The HMH Physics Games app delivers hours of challenging fun while students sharpen their science knowledge in physics.

    Comprehensive Lab Resources

    To meet the needs of any classroom, Physics includes the most comprehensive lab resources with its wide variety of print and digital lab options, including virtual, STEM, and open-ended inquiry labs. The program also provides online resources to support your lab program. For example, the comprehensive online labs provided by High School Virtual Physics Lab™ developed specifically for a full-year high school physics curriculum include everything your students need to conduct traditional labs—in a virtual setting.

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    • Program Introduction

      For a quick overview of the program highlights, watch this program introduction video.

    • Table of Contents

      Chapter 1: The Science of Physics

      Chapter 2: Motion in One Dimension

      Chapter 3: Two-Dimensional Motion and Vectors

      Chapter 4: Forces and the Laws of Motion

      Chapter 5: Work and Energy

      Chapter 6: Momentum and Collisions

      Chapter 7: Circular Motion and Gravitation

      Chapter 8: Fluid Mechanics

      Chapter 9: Heat

      Chapter 10: Thermodynamics

      Chapter 11: Vibrations and Waves

      Chapter 12: Sound

      Chapter 13: Light and Reflection

      Chapter 14: Refraction

      Chapter 15: Interference and Diffraction

      Chapter 16: Electric Forces and Fields

      Chapter 17: Electrical Energy and Current

      Chapter 18: Circuits and Circuit Elements

      Chapter 19: Magnetism

      Chapter 20: Electromagnetic Induction

      Chapter 21: Atomic Physics

      Chapter 22: Subatomic Physics

    • Meet the Authors

      Meet the authors of Physics.

  • Features

    HMH Physics © 2017 retains the many popular features that have made this program a success with teachers and students alike, including a strong balance of problem-solving support and conceptual coverage. This revised edition offers innovative ways to support all learners and meet new standards with engaging 21st-century technology and up-to-date labs and data analysis coverage.

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    • What's New

      HMH Physics © 2017 has been enhanced and updated to address the needs of classrooms today. Read on to learn what’s new!

      Interactive Reader

      Interactive Reader

      The well-known and beloved Interactive Reader is now available for Physics! This streamlined worktext version of our high school science Student Editions has helped thousands of struggling readers with its abundant reading and vocabulary support practices. It can also be useful for on-level or advanced students as a quick review guide.

      Google Expeditions

      HMH is among the first to develop secondary science content for Google® Expeditions. Using a simple Google Cardboard™ device and a smartphone, students are swept away into immersive virtual worlds where learning and engagement are maximized. Teachers have a lot of flexibility in customizing the experience for each classroom. A Teacher's Guide includes ideas on how to incorporate the Expeditions into your classroom lessons.

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      On the Job STEM Videos

      As part of our Premium offering, HMH now includes 29 On the Job STEM videos that profile STEM careers in today’s fastest-growing industries. Our energetic hosts shadow passionate professionals in a day “on the job.” These short segments are inspirational and entertaining with the hosts actually performing parts of the job! These videos will motivate students to enter emerging STEM fields.

      Thing Explainer

      Thing Explainer

      Through an exclusive partnership with author and Internet sensation Randall Munroe, HMH has incorporated highly engaging and educational material from Randall’s latest book, Thing Explainer, into our high school biology, chemistry and physics programs. Randall’s webcomic style, as seen on xkcd.com, humorously explains complex

      Think Science

      ThinkScience

      Scientific literacy and the Nature of Science topics are showcased throughout the Physics textbook with the addition of a Think Science feature in every chapter. This new feature brings to mind high-level scientific thinking as it applies to the materials in each chapter, helping students to think like and observe the world as scientists.

      Refreshed Sample Problems

      Sample problems are a key component of the Physics curriculum. Nearly half of the sample problems in the program have been refreshed to give even the most loyal program users something new and different to challenge and strengthen their students’ problem-solving skills.

      Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

      Correlations

      NGSS

      Physics already supports many aspects of NGSS, particularly the Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science and Engineering Practices. These foundational components of the National Research Council’s Framework for K–12 Science Education are found throughout HMH programs. To make the standards more accessible, easy-to-use correlations are included in the Teacher Edition as well as online.

      Performance Expectations Guide

      PEG

      Designed to integrate easily into any curriculum, a separate Performance Expectations Guide is available for Biology, Modern Chemistry®, and Physics to ensure that students meet the NGSS Performance Expectations. Also included is an overview of NGSS and teacher tips for integrating each activity into the classroom.

      Engineering

      Engineering Design Guide

      Engineering Design Guide

      Engineering can serve as a motivating context for integrating the four STEM disciplines into your biology, chemistry, or physics curriculum. This separate Engineering Design Guide provides an overview of the engineering design process, along with activities and checklists that can help foster students’ critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. For curriculums aligned to the NGSS, this guide can also help support the engineering-related Performance Expectations.

      Engineering Features

      The topic of Engineering Design has been added to several of the content features of the Student Edition.

      Maximizing Platform Compatibility

      To ensure a consistent and optimized user experience on nearly any Internet-enabled device, outdated technologies and media have been addressed. Media resources based on Adobe Flash® have been retired. Resources located on outdated technologies such as CDs and DVDs have been migrated entirely to our online platform.

      Content Updates

      Content Updates

      The excitement of teaching science comes in part from our constantly expanding understanding of science through new discoveries. HMH Physics © 2017 has been updated to incorporate exciting new knowledge. Features that include cutting-edge topics have also been updated.

      Dashboard

      Dashboard

      HMH Physics © 2017 will now have the benefit of the new and improved online interface provided by the HMH Dashboard. This also includes mySmartPlanner, enabling teachers to combine calendar functionality with curriculum mapping and program resources.

      New Bundle Configurations

      The © 2017 Physics program is available in three configurations: Premium, Hybrid, and Digital. The Hybrid bundle serves as the core offering, with both print and digital materials. The Premium bundle provides added print and digital resources such as Interactive Readers and STEM videos called On the Job. Digital bundles offer a low-cost digital-only option. Common Cartridge® options are also available for purchase.

    • Engaging Technology

      HMH Physics © 2017 offers the latest technology and multimedia resources that speak directly to your students in a visual language they understand—ensuring that they will stay engaged. Everything is available online, which means your students can access all the program resources 24/7 from any computer with Internet service.

      Animated Physics

      Animated Physics

      Students access physics concepts and principles in a more meaningful way with dozens of high-quality animations and simulations.

      High School Virtual Physics Lab™

      Physics Labs

      Accessible at point of use in the Interactive Online Edition, this set of 24 virtual labs developed specifically for a full-year high school physics curriculum includes everything your students need to conduct traditional labs in a virtual setting. Use High School Virtual Physics Lab to replace hands-on labs when equipment is not available, or enhance your hands-on labs with this interactive online content. Also ideal for flipped or blended classrooms and distance-learning programs!

      Solution Tutor

      Solution_Tutor

      This interactive tool provides students with real-time feedback as they work key sample problems from the book. The online tool strengthens students' problem-solving skills by providing valuable and immediate feedback to students' efforts as they work on problems. It helps students discover the underlying skills needed to solve the most complex physics problems.

      WebLinks

      Provide your students with real-world images and examples of physics in action with WebLinks. These hand-selected resource links available at point of use in the Interactive Online Edition will save you time and bring the best of the Internet to your classroom.

      Power Presentations

      Power Presentations

      These pre-built native PowerPoint® files offer a valuable resource of engaging multimedia presentations that cover the core material of each chapter, saving valuable preparation time. Two versions for every chapter are available: Outline and Inquiry-Based. Outline Style presentations are standard presentations, while the Inquiry-Based presentations are designed to be more student-driven.

      Interactive Whiteboard Resources

      Power Presentations

      Key teaching visuals from each chapter have been adapted specifically for interactive whiteboard use.

    • Differentiated Instruction

      It’s the support for differentiation that sets HMH Physics © 2017 apart. Differentiated instruction strategies assist you with a wide range of student needs, including Below Level, English Learners, Pre-AP®, and Inclusion students. Add in the wide range of multimedia resources that provide multimodal support for learning concepts, and you have powerful new ways to reach students of all ability levels.

      Interactive Reader

      Physics

      This write-in worktext provides all of the essential content and vocabulary of the Student Edition at a reading level one to two grades below the text. A great resource for students of all ability levels, the Interactive Reader is both a core instructional tool for struggling students and a useful study guide for other students.

      Instruction and Intervention Support

      Intervention Support

      The Instruction and Intervention Support pages, found at the beginning of each chapter in the Teacher Edition, highlight resources for students needing extra support and suggest opportunities to extend learning for advanced students.

      Differentiated Instruction Strategies

      Intervention Support

      Differentiated Instruction strategies in the Teacher Edition assist teachers with a wide range of student needs including Below Level, English Learners, Pre-AP®, and Inclusion students.

      Student-Friendly Textbook

      The Student Edition presents a balanced approach to conceptual and problem-solving instruction and is designed to make physics accessible to more students than ever. Strategic vocabulary has been highlighted, and references to pertinent online content are placed at point of use throughout the textbook.

      Animated Physics

      Animated Phys.

      Students access physics concepts and principles in a more meaningful way with dozens of high-quality animations and simulations.

    • Problem-Solving Support

      Problem solving in physics is challenging for most students. That’s why HMH Physics © 2017 focuses on strengthening problem solving by providing strategies and extra practice with the right guidance and feedback to ensure success.

      Updated Sample Problems

      Nearly half of the sample problems in the © 2017 edition have been refreshed to give even the most loyal program users something new and different to challenge and strengthen their students’ problem-solving skills.

      Solution Tutor

      Solution Tutor

      This interactive online tool provides students with real-time feedback as they work key sample problems from the book. Solution Tutor strengthens students' problem-solving skills by providing valuable and immediate feedback as they work on problems. It helps students discover the underlying skills needed to solve the most complex physics problems.

      Interactive Demonstrations

      Int. Demo

      Most sample problems in the textbook have an accompanying Interactive Demonstration that walks through the steps of solving that type of problem. The Try It Yourself feature helps students apply what they have learned. Each includes a full audio narrative.

      Student Edition Support

      The Student Edition sample problems are designed to teach and guide students through the strategies that will make them successful. Highlighting, clear step notation and variable indicators all help students strengthen problem-solving skills.

      Teacher Edition Support

      TE DI Feature

      Problem-Solving Support Strategies in the Teacher Edition help teachers guide students through a particular set of problems.

      Tips and Tricks

      As part of the Sample Problems, Tips and Tricks are provided throughout the book, and point out key mathematical equation reminders.

      Mathematical Review

      The Student Edition includes a Mathematical Review as a reference for mathematical concepts that students will need to complete physics problems.

      Problem Solving Sample Problem Sets I & II

      These skills worksheets provide problem-solving strategies and an extensive bank of student practice problems for every type of physics problem in the textbook.

    • Hands-On and Virtual Labs

      Because inquiry is the cornerstone of understanding physics, it is crucial for students to apply the concepts they are reading about. HMH Physics © 2017 includes the most comprehensive lab resources with its wide variety of print and digital lab options to meet your classroom needs.

      High School Virtual Physics Lab™

      HSVP

      Accessible at point of use in the Interactive Online Edition, this set of 24 comprehensive labs developed specifically for a full-year high school physics curriculum includes everything your students need to conduct traditional labs in a virtual setting. Use High School Virtual Physics Lab to replace hands-on labs when equipment is not available, or enhance your hands-on labs with this interactive online content. Each virtual lab includes: objectives, theory, pre-lab and post-lab quizzes, equipment list for hands-on option, video introduction, video demonstration, simulation, hands-on option, questions, and a teacher’s guide.

      PhET Simulations

      PhET

      These interactive online simulations produced under Creative Commons licensing by the University of Colorado at Boulder provide fun, research-based simulations of real-life phenomena.

      STEM Labs

      STEM Labs

      There are 25 problem-based labs that emphasize the engineering design process and incorporate team inquiry methodologies.

      Hands-on Labs and Activities

      HMH Physics includes a wide variety of labs—more than 125 in total—that provide students with opportunities to apply analytical skills while reinforcing science concepts; to explore in student-driven inquiry-based labs; and to bring the application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into your physics classroom. Labs are provided as part of the Interactive Online Edition as PDFs for easy access by students and teachers. Editable versions of labs are also provided to teachers for easy customization to meet their classroom needs. All labs are linked to relevant chapters and can be accessed online. Bench-tested lab types include: Quick Labs, Open Inquiry, Core Skills, Standard, Probeware, Forensics, plus 10 hands-on STEM Labs designed to bring the application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into your classroom. Each problem-based lab emphasizes inquiry and the engineering design process.

      Smart Grapher

      Smart Grapher

      The Smart Grapher is a powerful, easy-to-use graphing tool that students can use to create a variety of graphs using their own data. You can use it as a stepping stone before exposing your students to more complex or sophisticated graphing tools.

    • Assessment Tools

      The comprehensive assessment options located in the Interactive Online Edition bring together all of the HMH Physics assessment tools into one convenient place, giving you many choices on the best way to assess student learning.

      ExamView® Banks

      ExamView banks include questions from the Section Quizzes and Chapter Tests. You can use the questions in these banks with clickers, and you can customize your own tests. Nearly 2000 additional Bonus Questions provide a wealth of assessment options.

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      Section Quizzes

      A 10-question multiple choice and short answer quiz for each section of the textbook is designed to aid in remediation.

      Leveled Chapter Tests

      Two full-length chapter tests consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions give teachers options. Test B is similar to but more challenging than Test A.

      Alternative Assessment

      For students who benefit from non-traditional assessments, these tests provide another way of determining their understanding of physics facts, concepts, and principles.

      Interactive Concept Maps

      Physics

      Each chapter includes an interactive concept map advanced organizer designed to help students prepare for assessment of chapter content and vocabulary.

      Online Assessment and Remediation

      Physics

      Teachers can assign chapter tests and section quizzes using an advanced automated assessment and remediation engine. The assessments are automatically graded, and remediation that uses materials in the program is prescribed. A post-test is offered to determine student mastery. Critical student performance data are recorded and made readily available to the teacher.

    • NGSS

      Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*

      Correlations

      NGSS

      Physics already supports many aspects of NGSS, particularly the Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science and Engineering Practices. These foundational components of the National Research Council’s Framework for K–12 Science Education are found throughout HMH programs. To make the standards more accessible, easy-to-use correlations are included in the Teacher Edition as well as online.

      Performance Expectations Guide

      PEG

      Designed to integrate easily into any curriculum, a separate Performance Expectations Guide is available for Biology, Modern Chemistry®, and Physics to ensure that students meet the NGSS Performance Expectations. Also included is an overview of NGSS and teacher tips for integrating each activity into the classroom.

      Engineering

      Engineering Design Guide

      Engineering Design Guide

      Engineering can serve as a motivating context for integrating the four STEM disciplines into your biology, chemistry, or physics curriculum. This separate Engineering Design Guide provides an overview of the engineering design process, along with activities and checklists that can help foster students’ critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. For curriculums aligned to the NGSS, this guide can also help support the engineering-related Performance Expectations.

      Engineering Features

      The topic of Engineering Design has been added to several of the content features of the Student Edition.

    • Available Digital Formats

      Intel Education Study eTextbooks

      HMH Physics Student Edition content can be accessed through a variety of mobile devices via the Intel® Education Study platform. Each Intel Education Study eTextbook is enhanced with interactive features and social sharing tools that meet today’s connected students wherever they are ready to learn.

      iBooks Textbooks

      iBooks® textbooks offer rich, magazine-style student editions, multi-touch capabilities, and embedded interactive features to maximize learning engagement. Available for iPad® and iPad mini™. (Available for © 2012 edition only.)

      HMH® eTextbooks

      eTextbooks include all of the content from the print Student Edition. Available for all major devices, additional functionality may include zoom & resize, scroll, text and keyword web search, bookmark, and notes.

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  • HMH Professional Services

    Our Mission Is to Advance Yours

    HMH Professional Services forges student-centered partnerships with schools and districts in the belief that all learners deserve a quality education and the opportunity for lifelong success.

    HMH Professional Services includes teachers, leaders, and technologists. Our Professional Learning Consultants become part of your team, working right beside you to build and implement professional learning plans that respect the unique needs and culture of your school or district community. Through program, practice, and technical services, we work collaboratively to unlock the full potential of every student, teacher, and leader.

    Comprehensive Services for K–12 Educators

    We offer teachers and instructional leaders a full suite of learning and support to deepen their mastery and hone their teaching skills throughout the school year.

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    Visit us at hmhco.com/professionalservices to learn more.


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