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Physics Form 4

WEEKLY TEACHING PLAN

FORM 4
Chapter
INTRODUCTION
TO PHYSICS

FORCES AND
MOTION

Date

Learning Outcomes
1.1 Understanding Physics
Explain what Physic is
Recognize the physic in everyday objects and natural
phenomena
1.2 Understanding base quantities and derived quantities
Explain what base quantities
List base quantities and their units
List some derived quantities and their quantities
Express quantities using prefixes
Express quantities using scientific notation
Express derived quantities as well as their units in
terms of base quantities and base unit
1.3 Understanding scalar and vector quantities
Define scalar and vector quantities
Give examples of scalar and vector quantities
1.4 Understanding measurements
Measure physical quantities using appropriate
instruments
Explain accuracy and consistency
Explain sensitivity
Explain types of experimental error
Explain appropriate technique to reduce errors
1.5 Analysing scientific investigations
Identify variables in a given situation
Identify a question suitable foe scientific investigation
Form a hyphotesis
Design and carry out a simple experiment to test the
experiment
Record and present data in a suitable form
Interpret data to draw a conclusion
Write a report of the investigation
2.1 Analysing linear motion
Define distance and displacement
Define speed and velocity and state that s= s/t
Define acceleration and deceleration and state that a =
(v-u)/t
Solve problems using linear motion equation
2.2 Analysing motion graph
Plot and interprete displacement time and velocity
time graphs
Deduce from the shape of a displacement-time graph
when body is
(a) at rest
(b) moving with uniform velocity
(c) moving with non-uniform velocity
Determine distance, displacement and velocity from a
displacement-time graph
Deduce from the shape of a velocity-time graph when
a body is
(a) at rest

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(b) moving with uniform velocity
2.3 Understanding inertia
Explain what inertia is
Relate mass to inertia
2.4 Analysing momentum
State the principle of conservation of momentum
2.5 Understanding the effects of a force
Determine the relationship between mass and
acceleration, F= ma
2.6 Analysing impulse and impulsive force
Explain what impulsive force is
Define impulses as a change of momentum, Ft = mv
-mu
Define impulsive force as the rate of change of
momentum in a collision or explosion
2.7 being aware of the need for safety features in vehicles
Describe the importance of safety eatures in vehicles
2.8 Understanding gravity
Explain acceleration due to gravity
Define gravitational field strength
2.9 Analysing forces in equilibrium
Describe situations where forces are in equilibrium
State what resultant forces is
2.10 Understanding work, energy, power and efficiency
State the principle of conservation of energy
2.11 Appreciating the importance of maximizing the efficiency of
devices
Recognise the importance of maximizing the efficiency
of devices in conserving resources
2.12 Understanding elasticity
Define elasticity
Define Hookes law
3.1 Understanding pressure
Define pressure and state that P= F/A
Solve problems involving pressure
3.2 Understanding pressure in liquid
Relate depth to pressure in a liquid
Relate density to pressure in a liquid
Explain pressure in a liquid and state that P = gh
3.3 Understanding gas pressure and atmospheric pressure
Explain gas pressure
Explain atmospheric pressure
3.4 Applying Pascals principle
State pascals principle
Explain hydraulic system
Describe applications of Pascals principle
3.5 Applying Archimedes principle
Explain buoyant force
Relate buoyant force to the weight of the liquid
displaced
State Archimedes principle
3.6 Understanding Bernoullis principle
State Bernoullis principle

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HEAT

LIGHT

Explain that a resultant force exists due to a difference

in liquid pressure
4.1 Understanding thermal equilibrium
Explain thermal equilibrium
Explain how a liquid-in-glass thermometer works
4.2 Understanding specific heat capacity
Define specific heat capacity
Determine the specific heat capacity of a liquid
Determine the specific heat capacity of a solid
4.3 Understanding specific latent heat
Define specific latent heat
Determine the specific latent heat of fusion
Determine the specific latent heat of vaporization
4.4 Understanding gas laws
Determine the relationship between pressure and
volume at constant temperature for a fixed mass of gas
i.e PV = constant
Determine the relationship between volume and
temperature at constant pressure for a fixed mass of
gas i.e V/T = constant
Determine the relationship between pressure and
temperature at constant tvolume for a fixed mass of
gas i.e P/T = constant
5.1 Understanding reflection of light
Describe the characteristics of the image formed by
reflection of light
State the law s of reflection of light
Draw ray diagrams to show the position and
characteristics of the image formed by a
(a) plane mirror
(b) convex mirror
(c) concave mirror
5.2 Understanding refraction of light
Explain refraction of light
Define refractive index as
n = sin i/ sin r
5.3 Understanding total internal reflection of light
Explain total internal reflection of light
Relate the critical angle to the refractive index
n = 1/ sin c
5.4 Understanding lenses
Explain focal point
Determine the focal point and focal length of a convex
lens
Determine the focal point and focal length of a concave
lens
Draw ray diagrams to show the positions and
characteristics of the image formed by convex lens
Draw ray diagrams to show the positions and
characteristics of the image formed by concave lens
Define magnification as m = v/u
Relate focal length to the object distance and image
distance
1/f = 1/u + 1/v

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