PHYSICS HOMEWORK SCHEDULED FOR FIRST TERM 2016

GRADE 7 (FORM 1)

  1. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 1: Science as an Inquiry.
  2. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Chapter 1: Basic Scientific Measurements.
  3. Work out Review Questions 1 to 12 at the end of the chapter Basic Scientific Measurements.
  4. Using the notes in your copybook and textbook, prepare a one sheet (two pages) summary of the chapter Basic Scientific Measurements. You will have to recite (learn by heart) your summary one to two weeks before the first term examinations. Your summary should be in question (in red ink) and answer (in blue ink) format and should answer the following questions:
    1. Draw a table to show the SI units and the symbols for the units of four basic physical quantities.
    2. What precautions should you take when you measure a length using a metre rule or half-metre rule?
    3. With which instrument will you measure the length of the classroom?
    4. With which instrument will you measure the internal diameter of a water pipe?
    5. Complete the following:
      1. 1km=____m,
      2. 1m=____cm,
      3. 1cm=____mm.
    6. State the formulae that you will use to calculate the area of a:
      1. square,
      2. rectangle,
      3. triangle,
      4. trapezium?
    7. State the formulae that you will use to calculate the volume of a:
      1. cube,
      2. cuboid?
    8. With the help of a labelled diagram describe how you will calculate the volume of a stone.
    9. Complete the following:
      1. 1 tonne=____kg,
      2. 1kg=____g,
      3. 1g=____mg.
    10. With which instrument will you measure:
      1. long time intervals?
      2. shorter time intervals?
    11. Complete the following:
      1. 1h=____minutes,
      2. 1minute=____s.
    12. Draw a fully labelled diagram of the following liquid-in-glass thermometers:
      1. laboratory thermometer,
      2. clinical thermometer.
  5. A second, written test based on the notes in the book, copybook, exercise book and on the summary is also scheduled one to two weeks before the first term examinations.

GRADE 8 (FORM 2)

  1. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Chapter 1: Density.
  2. Work out Review Questions 1 to 12 at the end of the chapter Density.
  3. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Chapter 2: Light only.
  4. Work out Review Questions 1 to 6 at the end of the chapter Light and Sound.
  5. Using the notes in your copybook and textbook, prepare a one sheet (two pages) summary of the chapters Density and Light. You will have to recite (learn by heart) your summary one to two weeks before the first term examinations. Your summary should be in question (in red ink) and answer (in blue ink) format and should answer the following questions:
    1. Define density and state the units in which it can be measured.
    2. What are the three formulae used in calculations involving density?
    3. With the help of fully labelled diagrams, describe how you will determine the density of a stone. In your description, you should say how the volume of the stone is found. State at least two precautions that you should take during this experiment.
    4. Why does a steel ship float on water although steel will sink in it?
    5. With the help of a fully labelled diagram, describe how you will show that light travels in a straight line.
    6. Draw labelled diagrams to show the following:
      1. a parallel beam of light,
      2. a diverging beam of light,
      3. a converging beam of light.
    7. With the help of labelled diagrams explain the difference between regular reflection and diffuse (irregular) reflection.
    8. State the laws of reflection. Use a diagram to show what the second law of reflection mean.
    9. State four characteristics of the image formed in a plane mirror.
  6. A second, written test based on the notes in the book, copybook, exercise book and on the summary is also scheduled one to two weeks before the first term examinations.

GRADE 9 (FORM 3 NATIONAL ASSESSMENT)

  1. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Chapter 1 Measurements. Pages 20-45 Multiple Choice Questions 1, 7, 12, 23 and 27. Structured Questions 7 and 12.
  2. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Chapter 5 Reflection and Refraction of Light. Pages 175-192 Multiple Choice Questions 2, 4, 6, 9 and 15. Structured Questions 4 and 6.
  3. Using the February 2018 Syllabus prepare a two sheet (four pages) summary of the chapters Measurement and Optics. You will have to recite your summary one to two weeks before the first term examinations. Your summary should be in question (in red ink) and answer (in blue ink) format and should answer the following questions:
    1. How does an 'end error' arise and how can it be corrected?
    2. How does a 'zero error' arise and how can it be corrected?
    3. How does a 'parallax error' arise and how can it be avoided?
    4. State the formulae used to calculate the volume of the following solids:
    1. cube,
    2. cuboid,
    3. sphere.
    1. With the help of a fully labelled diagram, describe how you will determine the volume of a stone. State any special precautions that you will take during the experiment.
    2. Which instrument will you use to measure:
      1. the height of your table?
      2. the diameter of a coin?
      3. 30 cm3 of  a liquid?
      4. the duration of a 100 m race?
      5. the mass of a stone?
      6. the temperature of a room?
    3. With the help of a fully labelled diagram, describe an experiment to show that light travels in a straight line.
    4. Explain by giving examples the meaning of a 'luminous body' and a 'non-luminous body'.
    5. State the laws of reflection of light.
    6. State the laws of refraction of light.
    7. Draw a labelled ray diagram to show how an image is formed in a plane mirror.
  4. A second, written test based on the February 2018 Syllabus, on the notes in the book, copybook, exercise book and on the summary is also scheduled one or two weeks before the first term examinations.

GRADE 10 (FORM 4)

  1. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 1: Physical Quantities, Units and Measurement. Page 6 Question 3. Page 11 End-of-chapter question 1.2.
  2. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 2: Kinematics. Pages 24-25 End-of-chapter questions 2.4 (on graph paper), 2.13 (on graph paper) and 2.14.
  3. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 3: Dynamics. Page 36 Question 9. Page 37 End-of-chapter question 3.5.
  4. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 4: Mass, Weight and Density. Page 37 End-of-chapter question 3.4. Pages 11-12 End-of-chapter question 1.6.
  5. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 5: Turning Effect of Forces. Page 45 End-of-chapter questions 4.3 and 4.4.
  6. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 6: Deformation. Page 58 End-of-chapter questions 5.2 and 5.3.
  7. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 7: Pressure. Pages 58-59 End-of-chapter questions 5.4 and 5.9.
  8. Prepare a summary containing all Physics Formulae, symbols and units.
  9. Prepare another summary containing Physics Definitions.
  10. Recopy Physics Experiments and Labelled Diagrams in a small copybook.
  11. You will have to recite (learn by heart) the Physics Formulae and Definitions & Terms one to two weeks before the first term examinations.
  12. A second, written test based on Physics Experiments and Labelled Diagrams is also scheduled one to two weeks before the first term examinations.

GRADE 11 (FORM 5)

  1. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 17: Magnetism and Electromagnetism. Exercise 21 Section A Multiple Choice Questions 1 to 5. Section B Structured Questions 7 and 8.
  2. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 18: Static Electricity. Exercise 17 Section A Multiple Choice Questions 1 to 5. Section B Structured Questions 6 and 7.
  3. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 19: Current Electricity. Exercise 18 Section A Multiple Choice Questions 1 to 5. Section B Structured Questions 1 and 4.
  4. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 20: D.C Circuits. Exercise 19 Section A Multiple Choice Questions 1 to 4. Section B Structured Question 2.
  5. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 21: Practical Electricity. Exercise 20 Section A Multiple Choice Questions 1 to 5. Section B Structured Questions 6 and 8.
  6. Prepare a summary containing all Physics Formulae, symbols and units.
  7. Prepare another summary containing Physics Definitions.
  8. Recopy Physics Experiments and Labelled Diagrams in a small copybook.
  9. You will have to recite (learn by heart) the Physics Formulae and Definitions & Terms one to two weeks before the first term examinations.
  10. A second, written test based on Physics Experiments and Labelled Diagrams is also scheduled one to two weeks before the first term examinations.