PHYSICS SCHEME OF WORK FOR SS3

When you hear of the terms energy, light, radiation, magnetism, sound, electricity, heat, mechanics e.t.c what comes to mind as a student is the subject physics. Physics is a branch of science concerned with nature and properties of matter. Below is the scheme of work containing topics which learners at the senior secondary three level are expected to learn from the subject.

PHYSICS SCHEME OF WORK FOR SS3 FIRST TERM

1 SIMPLE A.C CIRCUITS
-Nomenclature in A.C circuits
-Peak and r.m.s values
-Resistance in a.c circuit
-Capacitance in a.c circuit
-Inductance in a.c circuit
The teacher uses vectors to show the directions of resistance,
inductance and capacitance in an a.c circuit
2 SIMPLE A.C CIRCUITS
-Reactance and impedance
-Series circuit containing resistance, inductance and capacitance
-Power in a.c circuit.
The teacher leads the students on how to calculate current in a
simple a.c circuit
3 MODELS OF THE ATOM
-Concept of the atom
-The various models of the atom:
Thomson, Rutherford, Bohr, Electron cloud models
-Limitations of physical models
The teacher leads discussion on the scattering experiment and its
analogue using charts etc.
4 NUCLEUS
i) Isotopes
iv) Half-Life and decay constant
The teacher leads discussion on random event and probability of
decaying atoms
5 NUCLEUS
-Transformation of elements
-Nuclear reaction:
i) Fission
ii) Fusion
iii) Nuclear energy
-Nigeria nuclear energy programme.
The teacher leads discussion on nuclear fission and fusion
The teacher leads discussion on the applications of radioactivity in medicine, agriculture, science, industry, etc
6 ENERGY QUANTIZATION
-Energy level in atoms
i) Ground state
ii) Excited state

7 ENERGY QUANTIZATION
-Photo-electric effect
-Einstein photo-electric equation and its explanation
-X-ray:
i) Production
ii) Characteristics and properties
iii) Uses
Excursion to x-ray unit in any hospital or centre for the students
to observe the operation of the X- ray equipment
8 DUALITY OF MATTER
-Wave nature of matter:
i) Electron diffraction
-Particle nature of matter:
i) Photoelectric effect
ii) Compton effect
-The uncertainty principle
The teacher leads discussion using simple illustrations, theories
of nature of light particle theory and wave theory
9 PHYSICS IN TECHNOLOGY
-Constructing a battery
-Electroplating
The teacher leads the students to construct a battery of at least 3
cells and use it to light a bulb
10 PHYSICS IN THE REAL WORLD (or Technology)
-Application of electromagnetic field
i) Construction of a galvanometer, an electric motor and generators
The teacher guides the students on the construction of any of the
following
-A galvanometer
-An electric motor
-D.C and A.C generator.
11 PHYSICS IN THE REAL WORLD(PHYSICS IN TECHNOLOGY)
-Construction of a model transmission system using a transformer
The teacher to guides the students to construct a model transmission system using a transformer
12 PHYSICS IN TECHNOLOGY
-Need for use of machines in doing work:
i) Easier
ii) Quicker
iii) More conveniently
-Instances of the use of machines
i) At home
ii) In offices
iii) In industry
iv) In agriculture
v) In transportation, etc
-Repairs and maintenance of machines
i) Need for repairs of machines
ii) Need for regular maintenance of
machines
iii) Maintenance schedule of
machines.
The teacher leads discussion on various instances for the uses of
machines
13 Revision Revision
14 Examination Examination

PHYSICS SCHEME OF WORK FOR SS3 SECOND TERM
1 ENERGY AND SOCIETY
-Dams and Energy production
i) Location of dams for producing electricity in Nigeria
ii) Principle of production of electricity from a dam
Teacher lead discussion on how electricity is produced from a dam
2 ROCKETS AND SATELLITES
-Component parts of rockets and satellites
-Functions of rockets and satellites
-Uses of rockets and satellites
The teacher lead the discussion on the functions of rockets and
satellite, using charts
3 NIGERIAN SATELLITE
-Nigeria Sat-1
i) Features of Niger Sat 1
ii) Its operation and uses
-NICOM-SAT 1
i) Features of NICOM-SAT 1
ii) Its operation and uses
The teacher to provide pictures and charts and watch film on
Niger-SAT 1 to facilitate learning
4 Revision and Examination

5 Revision and Examination

The teacher should revise SS1 and SS2 topics with the students as they prepare for external exams.