1 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS
-Definition of Physics
-Applications of Physics( in automobile, space, aeronautics, electronics,Communication, medicine, warfare, etc)
-Career prospects in Physics
-Fundamental and derived quantities and their units.
Teacher presents relevant charts to students.
2 POSITION, DISTANCE, AND DISPLACEMENT
-Measurement of distance
-Concept of direction
–Teacher to guides the students on the use of the meter rule, the vernier caliper, and micrometer screw gauge.
–Teacher to guide the students on the use of compass bearing to indicate direction.
Concept of position and position coordinate
–Teacher to guide the students on use of rectangular coordinate axis to locate the position of the objects.
-Concept of time
-Ways of measuring time
Teacher to guide the students on the use of stop clocks/watches to measure time intervals.
-Types of motion: Random, oscillatory/vibration, translational/rectilinear, rotational motion
Teacher to use the following to demonstrate types of motion: simple pendulum, loaded spiral spring, rotating fan, etc.
Cause and effects of motion
-Types of force
i) Contact force
ii) Force field
–Friction (Solid Friction)
I) Types of Friction: Static friction and dynamic friction
ii) Coefficient of limiting friction
iii) Advantages and disadvantages of friction
iv) Methods of reducing friction
Teacher: Uses of the following to demonstrate contact force and force field: spring balance and magnets
6 SPEED AND VELOCITY
-Concept of speed
-Concept of velocity
Teacher: Runs or rolls an object through a measured distance,measure the time taken and calculate the speed.
Guide the students to plot distance-time graph.
7. RECTILINEAR ACCELERATION concept of acceleration-Uniform/Non-uniform acceleration
Teacher: Guides the student on the plotting of velocity-time graph and on the derivation of the three equations of the uniformly accelerated motion.
Students to interpret and apply the three equations of motion to solve simple problems.
8 SCALARS AND VECTORS
-Concept of scalars
-Concept of vectors
-Distinction between scalars and vectors
Teacher to guide the student on how to represent vector in their note books.
-Addition of vectors
-Resolution of vectors
Teacher: Leads the students on the use of the force board to determine the resultant of two forces and uses
Analytical and graphical methods to solve problems on addition and resolution of vectors.
10 WORK, ENERGY AND POWER
-Concept of work, energy and power
-Inter changeability of work and energy
Teacher uses charts
11 WORK, ENERGY AND POWER
-Determination of work, energy and power
-Work done in a force field
Teacher uses charts
12 WORK, ENERGY AND POWER
-Types of energy(Mechanical)
i) Potential energy
ii) Kinetic energy
-Conservation of mechanical energy
-World energy resources
i) Renewable energy resources
ii)Non-renewable energy resources
Teacher uses charts
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PHYSICS SS 1 SECOND TERM
WEEK TOPIC/ CONTENT ACTIVITIES
1 HEAT ENERGY
-Concept of temperature
-Effects of heat
i) Rise/fall in temperature
iii) Change of state/phase
iv) Change of resistance, etc
-Expansion in solids and its consequences and application
The teacher to use kinetic theory to explain changes in temperature.
2 THERMAL EXPANSIVITY
-Volume or cubic expansivity
Teacher to guide the students on how to solve simple problems involving linear, area and volume expansivity.
3 TRANSFER OF HEAT ENERGY
The teacher to lead the students to identify a better absorber of radiant heat between black and shinning
4 ELECTRIC CHARGES
-Production of charges
-Types of charges
The teacher to guide the students in producing charges using different methods.
Distribution of charges
-Storage of charges
-Application in lightening conductor
5 DESCRIPTION AND PROPERTIES OF FIELDS
-Concept of fields
-Types of fields( gravitational, magnetic and electric fields)
-Properties of fields
The teacher to use iron filling and bar magnet to show field and field lines.
6 GRAVITATIONAL FIELD
-Concept of gravitational field
-Acceleration due to gravity
-Shape and dimension of the earth
The teacher to demonstrate the use of ticker-timer to determine acceleration due to gravity.
7 ELECTRIC FIELD
-Electric lines of force
-Electric current and potential difference
-Production of electric current
The teacher to show lines of force
using a test positive charge.
8 ELECTRIC FIELD
-Electric conduction through materials
-Electrical work done in a given circuit
Teacher to lead the student to make electric circuit from an electric cell, key, the ammeter, voltmeter and resistors in parallel and series.
9 PARTICLE NATURE OF MATTER
-Structure of matter
i) Evidence of the particle nature of matter
ii) Simple atomic structure
i) Their nature
ii) Their size
-States of matter
The teacher to lead discussion on the concept of the atom; give a simple illustration e.g. Successive cutting of a piece of yam by students.
The teacher to use models to illustrate
the three states of matter. Guides
students to do similar illustrations.
10 CRYSTAL STRUCTURE
-Arrangement of atoms in crystal structure
-Distinction between crystalline and amorphous substances
The teacher to provide different
substances to identify which is crystalline and non crystalline.
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PHYSICS SS 1 THIRD TERM
WEEK TOPIC/ CONTENT ACTIVITIES
1 ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF SOLID
-Work done in springs and elastic string
Teacher to guide the students to verify Hooke’s Law
2 FLUIDS AT REST AND IN MOTION
i) Definition and effects and their applications
ii) Terminal velocity
iii) Application of viscosity
Teacher to lead students to perform simple experiments on surface tension and also lead discussion on the applications of viscosity.
3 PHYSICS IN TECHNOLOGY
-Units in industry
-Electrical continuity testing
-Solar panels or Solar collectors for energy supply
–Teacher to guide the students to construct simple tester.
-Lead students to construct solar collector and use it to heat water.
4 EQUILIBRIUM OF FORCES
-Resultant and Equilibrant forces
-Moment of a force
The teacher to guide the students on the verification of the principle of moment.
5 CENTRE OF GRAVITY
-Stability of objects
Teacher to guide the students on how to determine the centre of gravity of given uniform and nom-uniform solids.
6 EQUILIBBRIUM OF BODIES IN LIQUIDS
-Law of floatation
-Density and relative density
Teacher to guide students to verify Archimedes principle and also to determine the density and relative
density of common materials.
7 LINEAR MOMENTUM
-Momentum and Impulse
-Newton’s law of motion
-Conservation of linear momentum
Teacher guides students on the application.
Applications of Newton’s law of motion
8 MECHANICAL ENERGY
-Application of mechanical energy
i) Force ratio
ii) Velocity ratio
-Types of Machines
iii) Inclined Plane
vi) Wheel and axle
vii)Gear wheels, etc
The teacher to use a lever to demonstrate the working of a simple machine.
Students should practice the
-Concept of Projectiles
-Ways of projecting an object
i) Vertical Projection
ii) Horizontal projection
iii) Projecting at an angle to the horizontal
-Simple problems involving range, height, time of flight.
The teacher to use thrown ball against a vertical wall to demonstrate projectile motion.
Students should practice the applications
10 CIRCULAR MOTION
-Uniform circular motion
-Angular speed and velocity
-Example of circular motion
Teacher to use a stone tied to a string to demonstrate circular motion
11 SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION
-Definition of Simple harmonic motion
-Displacement, velocity and acceleration of Simple harmonic motion
-Energy of simple harmonic motion
-Forced vibration and resonance
The teacher to use the simple pendulum, loaded spiral springs, loaded test tube oscillating in a liquid to illustrate simple harmonic motion.
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