Holt McDougal Physics

Holt McDougal Physics

High School Physics Textbook and Digital Program | Grades 9–12

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  • Accessible

    The newly designed pages provide increased student accessibility and newly integrated advanced topics. Holt McDougal Physics, authored by Serway and Faughn, is the preferred text because it offers a conceptual foundation and appropriately leveled mathematically-based presentation of physics. The text links concepts and problem solving so students get clear conceptual development and plenty of practice working with both fundamental physical concepts and problem-solving skills.

    Differentialed Instruction Tools

    It’s the support for differentiation that sets Holt McDougal Physics apart. New 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.

    Problem-Solving Support

    Problem solving in physics is challenging for most students. That’s why Holt McDougal Physics © 2012 focuses on strengthening problem solving by providing strategies and extra practice with the right guidance and feedback to ensure success like what you will see 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 have been added to Holt McDougal Physics © 2012 to accomplish just that. For example, the Animated Physics animations and simulations that help students access physics concepts and principles in a more meaningful way.

    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 new 24 comprehensive Virtual Physics Labs developed specifically for a full-year high school physics curriculum includes everything your students need to conduct traditional labs—in a virtual setting.

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    • Meet the Authors

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  • What makes Holt McDougal Physics stand out?

    Since today’s physics classroom is comprised of students with differing abilities and learning styles, the program provides you with time saving, easy-to-use resources targeted specifically for English language learners, inclusion, below level, and advanced learners. Leading edge, innovative digital tools and skills practice resources provide a multimodal approach—an alternative experience—to help all students master physics concepts. Since all the program components are located online, teacher and student will have anytime/anywhere access to the types of resources that today’s teaching environment demands.

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    • Engaging Technology

      Holt McDougal Physics © 2012 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

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

      Virtual 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 the Virtual Physics Labs 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

      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.

      Visual Concepts

      This online resource includes hundreds of brief interactive demonstrations with graphics, animations, and movie clips that visually illustrate key physics concepts in each chapter. They are perfect for students to use as a study guide or by teachers for presentations.

      WebLinks

      Provide your students 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.

      Interactive Whiteboard Resources

      Key teaching visuals have been adapted specifically for Interactive Whiteboard use, allowing you to take advantage of whiteboard technology.

    • Differentiated Instruction

      It’s the support for differentiation that sets Holt McDougal Physics © 2012 apart. New 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.

      Instruction and Intervention Support

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

      Differentiated Instruction Strategies

      New Differentiated Instruction strategies have been added to the Teacher’s Edition to assist teachers with a wide range of student needs including Below Level, English Learners, Pre-AP*, and Inclusion students.

      Student-Friendly Textbook

      The updated Student Edition presents a balanced approach to conceptual and problem-solving instruction and has been newly designed to make physics accessible to more students than ever. Strategic vocabulary has been highlighted, improved problem-solving design for increased accessibility, and references to pertinent online content are placed at point of use throughout the textbook to name a few of the many changes.

      Animated Physics

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

      Interactive Demonstrations

      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.

      Visual Concepts

      This online resource includes hundreds of brief interactive demonstrations with graphics, animations, and movie clips that visually illustrate key physics concepts in each chapter. They are perfect for students to use as a study guide or by teachers for presentations.

    • Problem Solving Support

      Problem solving in physics is challenging for most students. That’s why Holt McDougal Physics © 2012 focuses on strengthening problem solving by providing strategies and extra practice with the right guidance and feedback to ensure success.

      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 to students' efforts as they work on problems. It helps students discover the underlying skills needed to solve the most complex physics problems.

      Interactive Demonstrations

      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.

      Teacher Edition Support

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

      Revised Sample Problems

      Help boost student understanding with sample problems that highlight unknown variables, have improved step references, and more.

      Tips and Tricks

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

      Mathematical Review

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

    • Inquiry and Stem Labs

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

      Hands-on Labs and Activities

      Holt McDougal Physics includes a wide variety of labs 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 or on the Lab Generator DVD. Bench-tested lab types include: Quick Labs, Open Inquiry, Core Skills, Standard, Probeware, Forensics, plus ten 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.

      Lab Generator

      This powerful, customizable tool provides teachers with easy access to the entire robust physics lab program. The database of physics labs is searchable by topic, difficulty level, duration, or standard. Teachers can also add their own labs.

      Virtual Labs

      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 Virtual Physics Labs 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.

      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 Holt McDougal Physics assessment tools into one convenient place, giving you many choices on the best way to assess student learning.

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      ExamView® Banks

      ExamView banks include questions from the Section Quizzes and Chapter Tests. You can use the questions in these banks with clickers, and can customize your own tests.

      Section Quizzes

      A ten-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 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

      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

      Using an advanced automated assessment and remediation engine, chapter tests and section quizzes are assigned to students by a teacher. 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.

    • Available Digital Formats
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      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.

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      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™.

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      eTextbooks

      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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