Physics

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Physics

Autumn Term

Topic
Overview
P3 Particle Model of Matter
  • Solids, liquids and gases
  • Motion in gases
  • Density of materials
  • Energy and changes of state (melting and boiling)
  • 'Specific heat capacity'
  • 'Specific latent heat'

  

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Conserving Energy in everyday life.

 

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Materials science.

 

Home Learning this Term

Learning and using the equation for ‘Specific heat capacity’. Practice using key vocabulary to describe the properties and motion of particles in solids, liquids and gases and what happens during changes of state (melting, freezing, evaporation, condensing).

 

 

Spring Term

Topic
Overview
P5 Forces
  • Contact and non-contact forces
  • Weight, mass and gravity
  • Resultant forces
  • Work done
  • Calculating forces

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Space and planetary Science.

 

Home Learning this Term

Learn the equations for calculating 'weight' and 'work done'. Practise adding forces at angles to determine a resultant force.

 

 

 

Summer Term

Topic
Overview
P5 Forces
  • Forces and stretching (elasticity)
  • Investigating Springs

 

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The choice of materials for a variety of applications.

 

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Materials testing and engineering.

 

Home Learning this Term

Learn key terms to describe the behaviour of materials: stiff, flexible, extension, elastic. Practise the maths skills needed to use the equations for spring constant (F = k e) and energy stored in a spring (E = ½ k e2)

 

 

Year 9 physics Summary

2 topics: Particle model for matter and Forces. A deep understanding of the motion of particles in solids, liquids and gases is crucial to understanding all Sciences. It helps to explain why materials behave as they do, how chemical reactions happen and how chemicals move around our bodies.