PHYSICS HOMEWORK SCHEDULED FOR THIRD TERM 2016

GRADE 7 (FORM 1)

  1. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Chapter 3: Force and Pressure.
  2. Work out Review Questions 1 to 17 at the end of the chapter Force and Pressure.
  3. Using the notes in your copybook and textbook, prepare a one sheet (two pages) summary of the chapter Force and Pressure. You will also have to show me that you still have your summaries on the chapter Basic Scientific Measurements (first term) and on the chapter Sources of Energy (second term). Your summary should be in question (in red ink) and answer (in blue ink) format and should answer the following questions:
    1. Define the term 'force'.
    2. With which instrument and in what unit is force measured?
    3. State five effects of forces.
    4. What is friction?
    5. How is friction important in everyday life?
    6. How is friction a problem in everyday life?
    7. In what ways can we reduce friction?
    8. What is a magnetic force?
    9. State the laws of magnetism.
    10. What is meant by the 'weight' of an object?
    11. Complete the following: weight in N = mass in kg x ___ N/kg
    12. Define pressure.
    13. State the formula for pressure, explaining the symbols and stating the units of all symbols used in this formula.
  4. You will have to recite (learn by heart) your summaries (Basic Scientific Measurements, Sources of Energy and Force and Pressure) one to two weeks before the third term examinations.
  5. A second, written test based on the notes in the book, copybook, exercise book and on the summaries is also scheduled one to two weeks before the third term examinations.

GRADE 8 (FORM 2)

  1. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Chapter 3: Heat and Temperature.
  2. Work out Review Questions 1 to 10 at the end of the chapter Heat and Temperature.
  3. Using the notes in your copybook and textbook, prepare a one sheet (two pages) summary of the chapter Heat and Temperature. You will also have to show me that you still have your summaries on the chapter Density (first term) and on the chapter Light and Sound (second term). Your summary should be in question (in red ink) and answer (in blue ink) format and should answer the following questions:
    1. What is meant by 'temperature' and what is its SI unit?
    2. With which instrument is temperature measured?
    3. Draw a fully labelled diagram of a liquid-in-glass laboratory thermometer.
    4. Draw a fully labelled diagram of a liquid-in-glass clinical thermometer.
    5. State two advantages and two disadvantages of using alcohol in thermometers.
    6. State four advantages and two disadvantages of using mercury in thermometers.
    7. What is meant by thermal conduction?
    8. How does conduction take place in a solid?
    9. What makes metals good conductors of heat?
    10. With the help of a labelled diagram, describe how you will compare the thermal conductivities of different materials.
    11. With the help of a labelled diagram, describe how you will show that water is a poor conductor of heat.
    12. How do we make use of the fact that air is a good thermal insulator?
    13. What is meant by convection?
    14. Explain how convection takes place in a fluid which is heated at the bottom.
    15. With the help of a labelled diagram, describe how you will show convection currents in a liquid.
    16. With the help of a labelled diagram, describe how you will show convection currents in a gas.
  4. You will have to recite (learn by heart) your summaries (Density, Light and Sound and Heat and Temperature)  one to two weeks before the third term examinations.
  5. A second, written test based on the notes in the book, copybook, exercise book and on the summaries is also scheduled one to two weeks before the third term examinations.

GRADE 9 (FORM 3 NATIONAL ASSESSMENT)

  1. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Chapter 6 Electric Charge and Electricity. Pages 210-232 Multiple Choice Questions 4, 7, 19, 22 and 30. Structured Questions 9 and 12.
  2. Using the February 2018 Syllabus prepare a two-sheet (four pages) summary of the chapter Electricity. Your summary should be in question (in red ink) and answer (in blue ink) format and should answer the following questions:
    1. What are the two types of charges that make up matter?
    2. What is the nature of an electric current?
    3. What is an electrical conductor? Give examples of electrical conductors.
    4. What is an electrical insulator? Give examples of electrical insulators.
    5. With the help of a labelled diagram describe how you will show whether a given material is a conductor or an insulator.
    6. What is meant by potential difference?
    7. State the formula, symbols and units used to calculate potential difference from work done and electrical charge.
    8. What is meant by current?
    9. State the formula, symbols and units used to calculate current from electrical charge.
    10. Define electrical resistance.
    11. Using symbols and units, state the mathematical relationship between electrical resistance, potential difference and current.
    12. With the help of a labelled diagram describe how you will determine the resistance of a metallic conductor.
    13. When resistors are connected in series, what mathematical relationship describes the potential difference across the battery compared to the potential difference across each resistor?
    14. When resistors are connected in series, how is the combined or effective resistance calculated?
    15. When resistors are connected in parallel, what can you say about the potential difference across the battery and the potential difference across each resistor?
    16. When resistors are connected in parallel, what mathematical relationship describes the current through the battery compared to the current flowing through each resistor?
    17. When resistors are connected in parallel, how is the combined or effective resistance calculated?
  3. You will have to recite (learn by heart) all your summaries based on the February 2018 Syllabus (Measurements, Reflection and Refraction, Motion, Energy and Electricity only) three to four weeks before the National Assessment.
  4. A second, written test based on the notes in the book, copybook, exercise book and on the summaries is also scheduled three to four weeks before the third term examinations.
  5. Print and work out the Physics Specimen Paper 2012.

GRADE 10 (FORM 4)

  1. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 14: Light. Page 141 Question 3. Page 146 Questions 14 and 16. Page 147 Questions 17 and 18. Page 152 Question 28. Page 155 End-of-chapter question 13.5.
  2. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 15: Electromagnetic Spectrum. Page 172 End-of-chapter questions 15.3 and 15.4.
  3. Read and underline/highlight the main points in Unit 16: Sound. Page 137 End-of-chapter questions 12.2 to 12.4.
  4. Prepare a summary containing all Physics Formulae, symbols and units (first term, second term and third term).
  5. Prepare another summary containing Physics Definitions (first term, second term and third term).
  6. Recopy Physics Experiments and Labelled Diagrams in a small copybook (first term, second term and third term).
  7. You will have to recite (learn by heart) all (first term, second term and third term) the Physics Formulae and Definitions & Terms one to two weeks before the third term examinations.
  8. A second, written test based on Physics Experiments and Labelled Diagrams (first term, second term and third term) is also scheduled one to two weeks before the third term examinations.

GRADE 11 (FORM 5)

  1. At any time during the third term, any pupil may be asked any Physics formula (with symbols and units) or any Physics definition & Term.
  2. At any time during the third term, any pupil may be sent on board to describe a Physics Experiment or to draw a  Labelled Diagram.
  3. Students notes copy-books will be collected to check whether they have all (Grade 10 and Grade 11) notes. Your forecast grades will depend on the completion of your notes and homework during the two-year course.
  4. Students' strengths and weaknesses in the Dress-Rehearsal Examinations 2012 will be discussed by returning their scripts and analysing their answers. Students should bring their Multiple Choice Paper on the first day of the third term.
  5. How to Study Physics?
  6. How to Answer Examination Questions?
  7. Past Examinations Papers supported by Examiners' Reports.
  8. Hands-on practicals every alternate weeks.