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Grade 10 Physics – Term 3

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OBJECTIVE STRATEGY
1 Thermal Physics differentiate discuss the role of Rumford’s Physics for CSEC Students can
and Kinetic between the Joule’s cannon boring – 3rd Edition correctly identify
Theory caloric and kinetic experiments in experiments as the differences
theories of heat as establishing the evidence against between a
they existed in the principle of the caloric theory. laboratory,
eighteenth century conservation of clinical and
energy. Perform activities thermocouple
relate temperature to observe change thermometer.
to the direction of relate the use of a in length of liquid
net thermal thermometer to its column with
energy transfer design; temperature

identify physical relate the


properties which temperature of a
vary with body to the
temperature and kinetic energy of
may be used as molecules
the basis for
measuring
temperature;
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2 Thermal Physics distinguish among use the Kinetic Perform simple Physics for CSEC Students can
and Kinetic solids, liquids and theory to explain experiments to – 3rd Edition correctly identify
Theory gases the different illustrate the the effects of
macroscopic existence of thermal expansion
explain properties of intermolecular and distinguish
observations of solids, liquids and forces, for among solids,
the effects of gases example, liquids and gases.
thermal expansion compression of a
Telephone lines. syringe containing
relate graphs of Application of a liquid
pressure or thermal
volume against expansion, for Demonstrations
temperature to the example, opening which illustrate
establishment of jars, carbonated expansion of
the Kelvin beverages, solids, liquids, for
temperature scale creaking roofs example, ball and
ring, bar breaking,
use the bimetallic strip
relationship
between Kelvin Experiments to
and Celsius scale. investigate the
T/K = T/oC + 273 relationships
among pressure,
volume and
temperature of a
gas
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OBJECTIVE STRATEGY
3 Thermal Physics apply the gas (a) Boyle’s Law – Virtual labs Use Physics for CSEC Students can
and Kinetic laws; PV=constant; of trapped gas in – 3rd Edition correctly identify
Theory sealed syringe; and solve
give qualitative (b) Charles’ Law sealed U-tube. questions based
explanations of – V/T = constant; on the gas laws.
the gas laws in
terms of the (c) Pressure Law
Kinetic theory – P/T= constant;

(d) General Gas


Law – PV/ T =
constant
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4 Thermal Physics distinguish apply the determine the Physics for CSEC Students can
and Kinetic between specific relationship EH = specific heat – 3rd Edition solve questions
Theory heat capacity, ‘c’ mc ΔѲ capacity of metals involving specific
and heat capacity and liquids, use heats and latent
‘C’ apply the electrical method heats.
relationship EH = and method of
demonstrate that ml mixtures.
temperature
remains constant Use the Kinetic determine the
during a phase theory to explain specific latent
change evaporation and heat of
boiling. vaporization lv,
and fusion, lf of
Give examples of water
application of
cooling effect of
evaporation - air
conditioners,
earthenware
vessels,
refrigerators,
perspiration.
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5 Thermal Physics explain the Relate the fact conduct Physics for CSEC Students can
and Kinetic transfer of that air is a very experiments to – 3rd Edition correctly use the
Theory thermal energy by poor conductor to investigate the various equations
conduction, the insulation factors on which of motion.
convection and properties of absorption and
radiation. certain materials, emission of
for example, radiation depend;
Relate the expanded
phenomenon of polystyrene,
radiation to hollow blocks.
common practices
Relate convection
to common
phenomena, for
example, land and
sea breezes

Recall that radiant


energy is
electromagnetic
(infra-red)

recall that good


absorbers are
good emitters
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6 Atomic Physics describe the work Include Thomson, Establish the Physics for CSEC Students can
done in Rutherford, Bohr, nuclear – 3rd Edition correctly identify
establishing Chadwick. structure of the the major theories
the modern view atom. of the structure of
of describe Consider that the the atom.
the atom; experiments to nucleus contains
compare the protons and
describe the ranges of neutrons
Geiger- emission; of approximately
Marsden equal mass.
experiment. describe the
appearance of the
describe Marie tracks of
Curie’s radioactive
work in the field emissions in a
of cloud
radioactivity; chamber;

state the nature of


the
three types of
radioactive
emissions;
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OBJECTIVE STRATEGY
7 Atomic Physics predict the effects conduct an Perform analogue Physics for CSEC Students can
of activity to demonstrations to – 3rd Edition correctly
magnetic and demonstrate the illustrate random understand the
electric random nature of processes, for concept of
fields on the radioactive decay; example, radioactive decay
motion throwing of dice,
of 􀁄 and 􀁄 recall that the tossing of coins.
particles decay
and 􀁄 rays process is Plot graphs of
independent of demonstrations
interpret nuclear the performed
reactions in the conditions
standard form; external to
the nucleus;
use graphs of
random Definition of the
decay to show term
that "half-life", T½
such processes Use
have more than one set
constant half- of
lives; values from graph
for
solve problems comparison.
involving half-
life;
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OBJECTIVE STRATEGY
8 Atomic Physics relate the release Application of Cost of Physics for CSEC Students can
of Einstein’s environmental – 3rd Edition correctly
energy in a equation: impact; disposal; understand the
nuclear E =mc2. safety. concept of
reaction to a Include fission radioactive decay
change and
in mass; fusion.

cite arguments for


and against the
utilisation of
nuclear
energy.