S3 3D1, 3H Homework

Please complete the following homework over the next 3 weeks

Week 1 due date 2/12/19

Week 2 due date 9/12/19

Week 3 due date 16/12/19

  • Then answer the questions below, complete the WAVES section to the end of section 19 inclusive.

Week 4 due date 08/01/20

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HEAT topic resources

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Notes for the Heat Theory

Click on the red link below to open the theory notes in pdf format.

Heat theory 2016

These are the end notes for the HEAT TOPIC

Click on the red link below to open the final summary notes in pdf format.

End of Topic Heat Notes- JAH

 

Thanks to Adam P for holding the camera as I did this demo. It shows so much Science in one large boiling tube! Convection, lack of conduction, state of matter, floating and sinking, density! Hope you like it.

The gauze is there only because the ice floats on the water and the ice needs to be at the bottom for the experiment to work.

3 States of matter in one tube from Mrs Physics on Vimeo.

These are a set of results from the Doll’s House. What happens at 20 000 s and what happens at 33,000s? State how the graph would be different if the house was well insulated? Why is the upstairs at a higher temperature? Try to describe the Physics behind each of the graphs.

Below are the resources for the HEAT topic that you’ll cover in S1 Physics. You might not be given all of the information by your teacher, but you can always use the additional materials to read around the subject, that’s what makes a successful learner, confident individual and responsible citizen.

Notes for the Heat Theory

Click on the red link below to open the theory notes in pdf format.

Heat theory 2016

Continue reading “HEAT topic resources”

Light & Beyond

Inductiveload, NASA [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

The S3 Physics Block covers Beyond the Visible after covering light. Attached is the outcomes that you should cover in your course.

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

The electromagnetic (em) spectrum is a collection of transverse waves that all travel at the same speed in air, the speed of light, 300 000 000 m/s. (equivalent to 7.5 times round the Earth every second)

One of the waves is VISIBLE LIGHT

A=amplitude λ = wavelength

Others are RADIO & TV, MICROWAVE.

The others are INFRA-RED, ULTRA VIOLET, X-RAYS, GAMMA WAVES.

The only difference between each of these waves is their wavelength or frequency. They all fit the formula

Speed= frequency × wavelength

v=f λ

The order is important and to remember it use the following rhyme!

Randy                  Radio & TV

Monkeys              Microwaves

Invade                 Infrared

Venezuela           Visible

Using                   Ultraviolet

Xylophone           X-rays

Gunships             Gamma

Period, T, is the time for one wave to pass a point and is measured in seconds.

Frequency, f is the number of waves being produced or passing a point per second. Frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz)

Here are lots of resources for you to check and practice. My utmost apologies if I have not credited people for sending this material. As soon as I know who you are I will thank you personally.

Heat- what we’re assessing

A document on how to succeed in Science has highlighted the following skills and this is what you will be marked on during the HEAT block. Everyone starts with 3 points as an average and you can go down to 0 (not usual) and up to 5 points depending on your contribution. Some skills are so important they count twice in the score!

motivation/ enthusiasm
explanations/ evaluations
Designing experiments
use of data logging/ ICT
graph skills
reasearch
team work
experimental work
safety
good write up 
communication during tasks & talk
leadership
making conclusions
Homework

S2 Unit 2 Test HEAT

Here are a few items that you can try for revision.

Click on the link below to try the Kahoot! Quiz if you never got on to that in class. Challenge your friends at a certain time.

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/379ec6f8-02d8-4517-a0f3-032ccceeabd8

The document below contains a set of revision questions on Heat for you to try.

July 2019
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Forces 2020

Lockerbie Academy’s S2 Forces Unit Material, containing the Assessed Practical and details for plotting graphs in Excel.

Wow! This is an important Physics topic, your first topic in the S2 physics course. All the info you cover in class is given below. We will start at the beginning but can rush through the bits that you’ve covered in primary.

 

This sheet gives you details of what need to know for this block and for the test.

 

Forces powerpoint (unmodified)

Forces iop (forces specs only)

 

This is the workbook that you will use in class, get your own copy here, or use it to copy up what you’ve missed.

Here is the copy of the homework booklet, you can make a start on it whenever you’ve time and get ahead. Make sure you hand homework in on time.

Hmwk PieceWk NoS2 Physics Homework Tasks
11Complete a title page called FORCES
21In the back of your jotter write a piece “What I learned about myself in S1 Science” This is not the topics that you covered- I know those, but what did you learn about yourself, your ability to think for yourself, try tasks etc. What skills have you learned .
32Forces Walk
4Hookes Law table & Hookes Law graph (this is an assessment piece)
5Literacy Task
6Answering the mass and weight questions
1st June 2019AllRevise the work you’ve completed this week and previous weeks

If you haven’t got results for the Hooke’s Law Assessment use the ones below. Copy the results into Excel, find the average extension using the formula =average(range) . Then plot a graph of Weight against average extension.

WeightExtension (cm)Extension (cm)
(N)‘/1‘/2
000
12.42.3
24.84.8
37.27.3
49.69.6
51212.1
614.414.2
716.816.5
819.219.1
921.621.5
102423.9

There is a separate post on EXCEL with details of how to create a table of results and plot a graph in Excel, which is useful for all students studying Physics, and other Sciences too- a useful life skill.

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May 2020

SCOTTISH SCIENTISTS

Scottish Science Homework Task
For those students who need a bit of structure

Above are the material for the 2019 S1 Scottish Scientist Competition. This is a compulsory homework piece.

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examples-of-scottish-inventions

Here is the task

Topic: How Scientists from Scotland, or working in Scotland have made a big difference to our lives.

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Task- Summary break down

  1. To research
  2. To identify a topic
  3. To present your work Details

1. You need to research and report on Scottish Science. Find some Science being carried out in Scotland that interests you, or some Scottish Scientists working abroad. The work must have happened after World War Two (WW2)- that means after 1945.

2. For the week beginning Monday 10th October, record on your template sheet who or what your chosen subject will be. This will then be discussed with your teacher to make sure it is meets the rules.

3. When your teacher has said your project meets the standard you should research more into your topic.

4. Present your work (by 18th November ) including the following:

  • a. Your Name,
  • b. Your Register class,
  • c. Who or what Science or Scientist you have researched?
  • d. What Science do carry out (this must be Science and not social science etc.)?,
  • e. How is this Science relevant to us?
  • f. What effect have they made on the environment or society?
  • g. Where did you get your information (include the sources); for example, record the website or book you used to obtain the information?
  • h. Try to find or draw some pictures to go with your topic i. The minimum length is one side of A4 paper, the maximum is 4 sides of A4 paper. The person submitting the best piece of work will win the JUNIOR SCIENCE TROPHY.
  • DEADLINES One sentence on who or what you plan to study: Science period during week beginning 10th October

Final document: 18th November

Homework Help: See your teacher if you need additional help or would like to attend a homework class to help get you started.

Possible sources of information

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/15812174

http://www.rsc.org/

http://www.gla.ac.uk/students/researcherdevelopment/threeminutethesiscompetition/scienceandengineering/

http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/cms/files/publications/directory/directory_nolist.pdf

For the link above it might be a good idea to start near the end (about p40), but make sure you choose a Scientist, and not a social or political scientist (who aren’t really scientists)

http://www.strath.ac.uk/research/researchnews/

http://www.sciencescotland.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Scottish_scientists

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Scottish_scientists

Add a comment below if you need further help or ask your Science Teacher.

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BGE Transport Materials


Here is the start of the TRANSPORT materials for lower school. You could choose to use this as an applications based upper school science course.

I have uploaded the powerpoint presentations and the corresponding pdf versions. Please note most of these files are very big! The file we are working on is highlighted in red.

       pdf                            powerpoint
 Transport INTRO                   Transport INTRO             

Transport IN GROUPS            Transport IN GROUPS

 Speed & Velocity             	   Transport Speed & Velocity

This is broken down into 2 parts   Speed [21]
speed and velocity		   Velocity [21]

Transport Acceleration		   Transport Acceleration

Transport Forces    		   Transport Forces

Transport Graphs 		   Transport Graphs

Tart Ma Cart If you wish to have a copy of this document in powerpoint please contact Mrs Physics.

Below are a set of resources for use with various parts of the Road Safety Topic. All these documents are currently in word format. Eventually I will upload pdf copies too. They are not necessarily in order- sorry.

We mentioned using the calculator to convert hours and minutes to decimals. You can find the link here. Using your calculator

REVISION OF TRANSPORT MATERIALS A word document revising part 1

REVISION OF TRANSPORT MATERIALS A pdf version of the word document above

REVISION TRANSPORT ANSWERS The answers to the word document above

REVISION OF TRANSPORT ANSWERS  A pdf version of the word document above.

holiday competition instructions Pupils find their average speed for a journey they made during the holidays. Issue prior to the holidays

Finding the Area Here is an exercise for students who might find it difficult to find the area under a v-t graph

Casualties grouptask This task might be a good starter for National 5 Assignments

Physics of Road signs Linking Physics with Road Signs, to introduce how Road Safety is all about Physics. This makes a good starter homework. The answers aren’t fixed and can be a great discussion opportunity.

MEASURING REACTION TIME Some ideas on how to find the reaction time of students, including some great websites. If you have a FIFEX reaction timer they make great practicals too.

Here are three links to reaction time games

sheep reaction.swf    read-your-signals/game-reaction-time

mathsisfun reaction-time

This excel spreadsheet will allow you to find your reaction times from a dropping ruler. Just enter the drop distances in the yellow boxes and excel does the rest. Don’t forget to write down the values it gives you.

Time calculator


Speed TASK Mat 1 Using playmats find the speed of a car.

Speed TASK Mat 2 A different type of playmat.

Stopping Distance or open as a pdf Stopping-Distance

The Post Office van An example of speed distance time, and also can be used for displacement and velocity.

vdt problems A dominoes game to practice speed, distance and time. Use as a homework

vdt problem answers The answers to the dominoes above.

Displacement This sheet has been extended as shown below.

Finding Velocity 2017   Velocity sheet 2017

The Post van displacement

For additional practise try the link to the BBC Bitesize website and try the revision, video and test

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/revision

Why your tyres are important in Road Safety

Homework sheet- do half an hour

speed distance time a problem sheet with answer for you to practise.

Stopping Distance or as a pdf  Stopping-Distance

speed A road safety published book on speed

TASK finding average speed and velocity

car_crashes A road safety book on car crashes.

Momentum basics

Causes of Road Accidents. Research the reasons why the number of road accidents Causes of Road Traffic Accidents

Glossary

Word Definition Unit
Acceleration Is the change in speed in one second. . An unbalanced force causes acceleration or deceleration. Usually this is measured in m/s2 but can be measured in mph/s
Air Resistance It is the force that slows things down when they are moving through air.  
At rest we use this term to mean not moving. We can also say the object is stationary.  
Average speed  found by timing how long it takes a vehicle to travel a known distance. Distance travelled per second. measured in m/s
Balanced forces When two equal forces are acting on an object in opposite directions and cancel each other out  
Chemical energy A store of energy in the form of a chemical, eg fuel for cars and food  
construction how something is made  
Deceleration The decrease in speed in one second. Something slowing down. This should be represented by NEGATIVE ACCELERATION metres per second squared (m/s2) or ONLY in Transport mph/s
Displacement how far you have travelled in a straight line. We would say “as the crow flies” It is measured in metres or miles but must also have a direction. eg 10m north, 20 miles to the left.
Distance how far you have travelled. It is another name for length.  It is measured in metres or during our road safety topic miles.
Dynamics The mechanics part dealing with Forces  
Effects of a Force A force can change an objects speed, shape and direction.  
Energy Can be changed from one form into another form but cannot be created or destroyed  
Force A push or a pull. Has the symbol F and is measured in Newtons (N). Newton
Force of gravity Another name for weight Newton
Friction Is a force that can oppose the motion of a body. Newton
Gravitational field strength It is the force of gravity or weight acting on every kilogram. The weight per unit mass
Newton’s per kilogram
Gravitational potential energy The work done against gravity Joule
Gravity A phenomena that causes objects to fall down, BE CAREFUL HOW YOU USE THIS TERM and where possible try to avoid it.  
Heat energy The energy produced when objects are slowed down by friction. Joule
Heat energy The internal energy of an object. Heat may be defined as energy in transit from a high temperature object to a lower temperature object. Joule
Hookes Law This law states that providing you don’t overstretch a spring the stretch or extension of a spring will double if the force on the spring is doubled.  
Instantaneous speed is the speed at which you are travelling over a very short distance. It is measured in metres per second or miles per hour.
Instantaneous speed The speed at one particular point in time (and can be very different from the average speed). It is the same as average speed if journey time is very small or if the object is traveling at a constant speed. m/s
Kinematics Mechanics dealing with motion, speed, acceleration etc  
Kinetic energy Symbol Ek Is the energy an object has because it is moving. The higher the speed the greater will be it’s kinetic energy Joule
maintenance the care or upkeep of a mechanical object  
Mass The amount of matter in an object and is measured in kilograms. kilogram
Mechanics The branch of Physics dealing with motion (how things move).  
Momentum The product of mass and velocity. A quantity that only moving objects possess.  
Newton balance Is used to measure force (a spring balance)  
Newtons First Law States that an object remains at rest or continues in the same direction at the same speed, unless there is an unbalanced force acting  
Newtons Second Law States that F = m x a  
Potential energy A store of energy Joule
Reaction Force A force pushing in the opposite direction to the action force eg, a gun fires a bullet, the gun places as action force on the bullet but the bullet places a REACTION force on the gun. Newton
Reaction Time The time it takes our brain to process information that something has changed, or a danger has occurred. second
Resultant force A force can change an objects speed, shape and direction. Newton
Scalar A quantity that is fully described by a value and unit  
Speed how far you travel every second. In the lab our distances are measured in metres and our time is measured in seconds so our units of speed would be metres per second.
Speed is the distance travelled in unit time. In road safety we look at miles travelled every hour or miles per hour.
Stationary we use this term to mean not moving. We can also say the object is at rest.  
Time how long your journey took. It is measured in seconds or during our road safety topic hours.
Uniform Speed When your speed is uniform we mean that your speed isn’t changing.   It remains constant.  
Upthrust It is the force that pushes things up in water.  
Vector A quantity that is fully described by a value, a direction and unit.  
Vehicle A thing used for transporting people or goods, esp. on land, such as a car, truck, or cart.  
Weight It is the force of gravity pulling an object down and is measured in Newtons  
Work done Is a measure of the energy transferred when a force moves through a distance. Work done = force x distance in the direction of force  

Stopping Dist answers

Be safe!

Safety saves sickness, suffering, sadness. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s

Practice “Safety First” to-day: It may be too late to-morrow. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s

Do not depend on others for safety — Help yourself. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s

Every accident is a notice that something is wrong with men, methods, or material — investigate — then act. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s

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S2 & S3

The power point presentation above is what is currently in use in the S3 lesson.