For some of you this will be your first Physics topic, for others your second. It was going to be the HEAT topic, but we felt that you needed more experience of practical work and experiments before undergoing some real individualised experimentation.
We’ve put together an Energy and Sound Topic. First we will look at forms of Energy and energy converters. There will be plenty of opportunities to explore and experiment. Check out the steam engine and workshop, but do follow the teachers’ instructions.
Then we will look at waves and sound. I will have to be careful about what I upload here, as there are materials that we have got the licence for in school but not for me to upload here. There is plenty of fun stuff and we hope you will continue exploring more at home. Start finding out where Energy and Sound are important in your everyday lives: but turn down the headphones they are probably permanently damaging your hearing!
For the session 20017-2018 there is an additional interest as we have been awarded nearly three thousand pounds by the Royal Society to test every students’ hearing for those that want to be involved. We can also check your headphones and see if your music levels are likely to be causing you permanent hearing damage. You can read about it here, in the blog.
s1-energy-and-sound-need-to-know5 this is a word document, see below for a pdf version.
Energy & Sound Main Workbook
energy-sound-11 This is the most up to date form of the topic, but is not yet completed.
energy-sound-11 This document is a pdf copy of the powerpoint above which you ought to be able to read. If you are going to print it off, I recommend 6 pages to a sheet.
energy-circus A list of experiments for energy. wear goggles and tie your hair back, things could get fun!
energy-changes-worksheet Alternative energy circus, with far more chemistry in than the previous example.
energy-changes-worksheet A pdf version an alternative energy circus, with far more chemistry in than the previous example.
You will use the Energy Transfer Unit by Gatesby, answer the questions in the sheet below.
transverse-and-longitudinal-waves The pdf version
transverse-and-longitudinal-waves Word version
waves-and-radiation-summary-notes1 This is a set of notes for the old intermediate 1 course, only a few of these pages are relevant.
sound2 The activinspire sheet saved as a pdf file
What I should have learned
Energy & Sound Homework
Your teacher will tell you which homework you are expected to complete. You can always try some of the other homework pieces as revision.
I’ve collated the homework that you will be asked to complete into one booklet. There is a word and pdf version.
energy-homework-1 write-on special write on version
energy-homework-1-not-write-on word version
energy-homework-1-not-write-on pdf version
Here is a revision homework so that you can learn the forms of energy.
Custard Powder Energy Conversion homework sheet. I hope you can see this experiment in class. Please note each file below has a write on sheet as page 1 and two copies of a non-write on sheet on page two. Only print off what you would need.
Linking energy with sound
sound-homework-sheets-1-3 or as a pdf
Hope you enjoy this topic. I think we will be adjusting it in the future.