Physics – SS1, SS2 & SS3 Curriculum; Scheme of Work; Assessment Tests

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ASSURE Educational Services has put-together the scheme of work on Physics – SS1, SS2 and SS3 based on the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO. All the topics highlighted in the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO have been accommodated in our Scheme of Work.

End of term Assessment Tests in SS1, SS2 and SS3 alongside Overall Assessment Tests are available. Schools may adopt our scheme of work because of its simplicity and ease of monitoring of academic activities.

The Scheme of Work stated below is inexhaustible. Schools are encouraged to input weeks and periods of completion of topics in accordance with the academic calendar, number of students and available classes.

SS1 Physics – 1st Term Scheme of Work

 Class Term Main Topics Contents SS1 1st Term UNITS AND MEASUREMENTS Fundamental quantities and units Sub-multiples and multiples of units Derived quantities and units Dimensions of physical quantities Measurements Measurements of length: metre rule, calipers, micrometer screw guage Measurement of time Measurement of mass and weight Measurement of volume Degree of accuracy FUNDAMENTALS OF MOTION Types of motion Concepts associated with motion ins straight line Relative motion Parameters of motion The equations of motion Graphical interpretation of uniform and non-uniform notion Area under velocity-tine graph Motion under gravity Uniform circular motion Cause of motion Force WORK, ENERGY AND POWER Forms of energy Concept of work Concept of energy Conservation Law of mechanical energy Power Force-distance graphs HEAT ENERGY Concept of heat and temperature Effects of heat on matter Measurement of temperature Kinetic molecular theory Thermal expansivity of solid and liquid Change of state Heat transfer

SS1 Physics 1st Term Lesson Notes; Evaluation Tests

SS1 Physics – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

 Class Term Main Topics Contents SS1 2nd Term ELECTRIC CHARGES Electric charges and structure of matter Production of charges Distribution of charges on a conductor Conductors, insulators and semi-conductors MAGNETS What is a magnet and magnetic materials? Properties of magnets and patterns Theory of magnetism Magnetisation and demagnetisation of magnetic materials The magnetic properties of iron and steel Induced magnetism CURRENT ELECTRICITY Definition of electric current, potential difference and resistance The Ohm’s law Resistance in series and parallel Electric cells and production of electric current Arrangement of cells in circuit Electric conduction through materials Electrical energy and power PARTICLE NATURE OF MATTER Structure of matter Simple nature of molecules and atoms Determination of molecular size Evidences of particle nature of matter Energy and kinetic theory States of matter ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS Hooke’s law Young’s modulus Experimental verification of Hooke’s law and determination of elastic constant of a spring Energy stored or work done in springs and elastic strings

SS1 Physics 2nd Term Lesson Notes

SS1 Physics – 3rd Term Scheme of Work

 Class Term Main Topics Contents SS1 3rd Term FLUID AT REST AND IN MOTION Surface tension Some applications of the effects of surface tension Adhesion and cohesion Capillary: Definition and explanations Viscosity-friction in fluids Applications of viscosity VECTORS Vectors and scalars Representation of a vector Addition of two vectors (compounding two vectors) Resolution of a vector The resultant of more than two vectors Relative motion PROJECTILES Projectile motion Definition of time of flight, maximum height and range of a projectile Time of flight Maximum height Range Alternative approach to projectile problems EQUILIBRIUM OF FORCES Concept of equilibrium Moment of a force Couples Equilibrium under parallel forces Centre of gravity The triangle of forces Conditions for equilibrium of non parallel forces Stability of a body: types of equilibrium Equilibrium of bodies in liquid Density and upthrust Archimedes’ principle and flotation Applications of Archimedes’ principle The hydrometer

SS2 Physics – 1st Term Scheme of Work

 Class Term Main Topics Contents SS2 1st Term PRESSURE IN FLUIDS Concept of pressure Pressure in a liquid Applications Atmospheric pressure Simple barometer Practical uses of barometer Various units of atmospheric pressure The siphon The syringe The bicycle pump The lift pump The force pump SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION (S.H.M.) Definition of simple harmonic motion Illustrations of simple harmonic motion Relationship between simple harmonic motion and circular motion Acceleration of Simple Harmonic Motion Period, Frequency and Amplitude of Simple Harmonic Motion Damped oscillation Forced vibration and resonance NEWTON’S LAWS OF MOTION Dynamics Newton’s first law and its application Newton’s second law and its application Newton’s third law and its application

SS2 Physics – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

 Class Term Main Topics Contents SS2 2nd Term MACHINES Definition and types of machines Mechanical advantage (M.A.) and velocity ratio (V.R.) Classification, uses and applications of machines Friction HEAT ENERGY: MEASUREMENT OF TEMPERATURE Heat and temperature Construction and graduation of liquid-in-glass thermometer Types of thermometers and thermometric substances Working principles of various thermometers Comparison of types of thermometers Temperature scales of thermometers and conversion from one temperature scale to another. Molecular explanation of temperature MEASUREMENT OF HEAT ENERGY Specific heat and thermal capacity of a body Measurement of specific beat capacity Latent heat Determination of specific latent beat of fusion of ice Newton’s law of cooling and the cooling curve Melting and freezing points Evaporation Boiling Vapour pressure GAS LAWS Measurement of gas pressure Boyle’s law and its application Charles’ law and its applications Pressure law or Gay Lussac’s law General gas law Van der Waals’ equation for real gas Kinetic molecular theory and gas laws WAVES What is wave? Transverse and Longitudinal waves Propagation of waves General representation of a wave Terms used in describing a wave and relationship between them Equation of a travelling wave Wavefronts Progressive and stationary waves Properties or characteristics of waves Polarization of waves

SS2 Physics – 3rd Term Scheme of Work

 Class Term Main Topics Contents SS2 3rd Term REFLECTION OF LIGHT WAVES Nature and sources of light Transmission of light Rectilinear propagation of light Reflection of light from plane surfaces Reflection of light by curved mirrors Formation of images and mirror formulae (in curved mirrors) Use of convex driving mirrors REFRACTION OF LIGHT WAVES AT PLANE SURFACES Definitions Refraction of light through a rectangular glass block Laws of refraction Verification of Snell’s law Refraction of light through a triangular prism and minimum deviation Total internal reflection and critical angle Applications of totally reflecting prisms Dispersion of white light and colour Refraction of light through lenses OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS: APPLICATIONS Microscopes Telescopes Simple camera Projectors (the slide projector) The human eye PROPAGATION OF SOUND WAVES Transmission of sound waves The speed of sound waves Some phenomena in sound wave Musical sound and their characteristics Vibrations of air column in pipes Modes of vibration of stretched string (the sonometer) Musical instruments ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES Nature of Electromagnetic Waves Types of electromagnetic waves, sources, and uses

SS3 Physics – 1st Term Scheme of Work

 Class Term Main Topics Contents SS3 1st Term GENERAL PROPERTIES OF FIELDS Concept of field Gravitational field Electric force and field Magnetic field Properties of electric lines of forces GRAVITATIONAL FIELD Concept of gravitational field Newton’s law of gravitation Relationship between the acceleration due to gravity g and the gravitational constant G Variation of g at different places on the Earth’s surface (i.e. with latitude) Variation of g with altitude. Weightlessness Gravitational potential Velocity of escape Satellite and Rockets NIGER SAT 1 NICOM-SAT 1 ELECTRIC FIELD I – CHARGES Electric force and Coulomb’s law Electric field intensity Electric potential Capacitors and capacitance Energy stored in a charged capacitor ELECTRIC FIELD II – CURRENT ELECTRICITY Electric current Electromotive force and circuits Ohm’s law Resistors in series Measurement of resistors by the ammeter-voltmeter method Instrument used for commercial purposes Solar Collector MAGNETIC FIELD Concept of magnetic field Theory of magnetism Earth’s magnetic field Electromagnets and applications of electromagnetic fields

SS3 Physics – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

 Class Term Main Topics Contents SS3 2nd Term ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS Concept of Electromagnetic field Force and field patterns of two current carrying conductors Current in loops and coils Applications of electromagnetic field Electromagnetic flux induction The a.c. generator or alternator Inductance The transformer The transmission of electricity The induction coil SIMPLE ALTERNATING CURRENT (A.C.) Nature of alternating currents and voltages Graphical representation Peak and root mean square value of a.c. Alternating currents in resistors, inductors and capacitors (R.L.C.) The L.R, R.C and L.R.C. series circuit Vector diagram of series R.L.C circuit Resonance and power in R.L.C. circuit Power in a.c. circuit MODELS OF ATOM AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS Models of atom Atomic structure and properties Nuclides and isotopes Radioactivity Nuclear reactions Nuclear energy ENERGY QUANTIZATION Energy levels in atoms The Franck and Hertz experiment Types of spectra Colour and light frequency Photoelectric effect Thermionic emission X-ray productions ELECTRICAL CONDUCTION THROUGH LIQUID AND GASES Conduction through liquid: ionic theory Electrolysis and Faraday’s laws Applications of electrolysis Conduction of electricity through gases Discharge and hot cathode-ray tube WAVE PARTICLE PARADOX Wave nature of matter Wave particle duality The Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS Conduction in solids Semi-conductors Types of semi-conductors P-N junction diode Diode character etc curve Centre-tapped full-wave rectifier Bipolar junction transistor (BIT) Integrated circuits Introduction to LASER Fibre Optics

SS3 Physics – Practicals – Mechanics; Heat Energy; Light; Electricity; Sound Energy