Conceptual Integrated Science 3rd Edition ©2020

Conceptual Integrated Science, published by Pearson, presents unifying concepts across physics, chemistry, earth science, astronomy, and biology. The new edition deepens these connections both between the fields and to students’ own lives.

  • Clear and friendly writing style with fun examples to motivate students
  • Interactive end-of-chapter problems guide students to wrong-answer feedback
  • eText features Hewitt’s video tutorials that play inline
  • The text is to the Next Generation Science Standards
  • This program is accompanied by the Pearson Mastering® platform with eText.

Integrated Science Program with Digital Resources

Build foundational knowledge across the sciences with a course made relevant for today’s learners.


Make Science Relevant with Contemporary Applications

Technology boxes point to topics students might have heard about on the news or social media, such as Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9, Wind Power, Global Winds, and Thermal Windows and Glassware.


Effective Pedagogy Enhances Student Understanding

“Check Yourself” questions and answers throughout the text help students gauge their level of comprehension as they read. These questions are also available through the eText.


An Integrated Approach for an Interdisciplinary Foundation

Integrated Science Sections show how foundational ideas connect the different fields. Additional visuals help to illustrate these ties.


Online Platform for Teaching Flexibility

Teachers can reach every student through the Mastering® platform to emulate the office-hour experience, as well as manage their courses to empower every learner.

Conceptual Integrated Science Teaching Solutions

  • Content Designed for Modern Learners
  • Extra Insights throughout the Text
  • Flexibility for Teachers Description
  • End-of-Chapter Questions
    New and updated end-of-chapter questions help students practice a range of comprehension and application skills that relate to the chapter’s material
  • Video Tutorials
    Video tutorials can be assigned before class so students show up prepared and aware of the greater context around what they’ll learn.
  • Coaching Activities
    Tutorials and Coaching Activities help students learn science by practicing science. The toughest topics come with wrong answer feedback and hints that act like a digital office hour.
  • FYI Marginal Notes
    Updated FYI marginal notes provide more applied focus with information that is relevant to students.
  • Think Integrated Science Questions
    Think Integrated Science questions at the end of each chapter tie in more closely with the chapter content.
  • Boxed and Pedagogical Features
    Boxed and Pedagogical features are presented in a flexible format so teachers can pick and choose which ones they want to use in their courses.

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Next Generation Science Standards

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  • Paul G. Hewitt Author Bio
    Former silver-medal boxing champion, sign painter, uranium prospector, and soldier, Paul began college at the age of 27, with the help of the GI Bill. He pioneered the conceptual approach to teaching physics at the City College of San Francisco. He has taught as a guest teacher at various middle schools and high schools, the University of California at both the Berkeley and Santa Cruz campuses, and the University of Hawaii at both the Manoa and Hilo campuses. He also taught for 20 years at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, which honored him with its Outstanding Educator Award in 2000. He is the author of Conceptual Physics and a co-author of Conceptual Physical Science and Conceptual Physical Science Explorations (with John Suchocki and Leslie Hewitt Abrams).
  • Suzanne Lyons Author Bio
    Suzanne received her B.A. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her M.A. in education and her California teaching credential both from Stanford University. She earned another M.A. degree in Integrated Earth Sciences from California State University Sacramento. Suzanne was editor of Conceptual Physics and other books in the Conceptual series for 16 years and has authored 7 books on physics, hands-on science activities, and other topics in science and education. She has taught science and education courses to students of diverse ages and ability levels, from elementary school through college. She is always interested in developing new ways to teach and to that end, she founded the small business
  • John A. Suchocki Author Bio
    John is the author of Conceptual Chemistry and coauthor of Conceptual Physical Science. John obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University where he also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacology. As a tenured professor at Leeward Community College his interests turned to science education, the development of distance learning programs, and student-centered learning curricula. Currently an adjunct professor at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, John also produces science multimedia through his company Conceptual Productions. His popular tutorial video lessons, as well as those of his coauthors, are freely available at
  • Jennifer Yeh Author Bio
    Jennifer earned a Ph.D. in integrative biology from the University of Texas, Austin, for her work on frog skeleton evolution. She obtained her B.A. in physics and astronomy from Harvard University. Following her graduate work, Jennifer was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, where she studied the genetics of breast cancer. Jennifer has taught courses in physics, cell biology, human embryology, vertebrate anatomy, and ecology and evolution. She is the author of various scientific papers as well as the book Endangered Species: Must They Disappear? (Thomson/Gale, © 2002, 2004). Jennifer continues to work on a wide variety of introductory biology materials, including various online materials.
  • Table of Contents

    I About Science

    Part I. Physics

    1. Describing Motion
    2. Newton's Laws of Motion
    3. Momentum and Energy
    4. Gravity
    5. Heat
    6. Electricity and Magnetism
    7. Waves-Sound and Light

    Part II.Chemistry

    1. Atoms and the Periodic Table
    2. The Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity
    3. Investigating Matter
    4. Chemical Bonds and Mixtures
    5. Chemical Reactions
    6. Organic Chemistry

    Part III.Biology

    1. The Basic Unit of Life–The Cell
    2. Genetics
    3. The Evolution of Life
    4. Diversity of Life on Earth
    5. Human Biology I–Control and Development
    6. Human Biology II–Care and Maintenance
    7. Ecology

    Part IV.Earth Science

    1. Plate Tectonics: The Earth System
    2. Rocks and Minerals
    3. Earth’s Surface–Land and Water
    4. Surface Processes
    5. Weather and Climate
    6. Environmental Geology

    Part V. Astronomy

    1. The Solar System
    2. The Universe

    APPENDIX A: On Measurement and Unit Conversion

    APPENDIX B: Linear and Rotational Motion

    APPENDIX C: More on Vectors

    APPENDIX D: Exponential Growth and Doubling Time

    APPENDIX E: Physics of Fluids

    APPENDIX F: Chemical Equilibrium


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