• Chapter 1 – Making Measurements

     

    When students have completed this lesson they will find out:

    • How to make measurements of length, volume, and time
    • How to increase the precision of measurements of length and time
    • How to determine the densities of solids and liquids
     
    Chapter 2 – Describing Motion
     
    When students have completed this lesson they will find out:  
    • How to interpret distance-time and speed-time graphs
    • How to calculate speed and distance
    • How to calculate acceleration
    • The difference between scalar and vector quantities
     
    Chapter 3 – Forces and Motion
     
    When students have completed this lesson they will find out: 
    • How to identify the forces acting on an object
    • How a resultant force changes the motion of an object
    • The difference between mass and weight
    • How a resultant force can give rise to motion in a circle
    • The effect of air resistance on a moving object
    • How force, mass and acceleration are related
    • How a force changes an object’s momentum
    • How to calculate the resultant of two or more vectors
     
    Chapter 4 – Turning Effects of Forces
     
    When students have completed this lesson they will find out: 
    • How to describe the turning effect of a force
    • The conditions needed for an object to be in equilibrium
    • How to calculate moments, forces and distances
    • How the center of mass of an object affects its stability
     
    Chapter 5 – Forces and Matter
     
    When students have completed this lesson they will find out: 
    • That forces change the shape and size of a body
    • How to carry out experiments to produce extension – load graphs
    • How to interpret extension – load graphs
    • About Hooke’s law and how to apply it
    • What factors affect pressure
    • How to calculate pressure
     
    Chapter 6 – Energy Transformations and Energy Transfers
     
    When students have completed this lesson they will find out: 
    • How to identify forms of energy
    • How to describe energy conversions
    • About applying the principle of conservation of energy
    • The meaning of energy efficiency
    • How to calculate percentage efficiency
    • How to calculate potential energy and kinetic energy
     
    Chapter 7 – Energy Resources
     
    When students have completed this lesson they will find out:
    • About the different energy resources we use
    • How we rely on the sun for most of our energy resources
     
    Chapter 8 – Work and Power
     
    When students have completed this lesson they will find out:
    • The ideas of work and power
    • How to calculate work and power