# 2010 Unit 4 SOW

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A2 Unit 4

Time             Activities/Resources                  Independent Learning                 Assessment

3.4.1                  4      Newton’s cradle – demo and applet            Momentum homework                Regular past exam
Further Mechanics             (http://intranet/physicsweb/Module%20        questions                        questions
Momentum Concepts -           4/Momentum%20and%20Circular%20M
Conservation of               otion/Momentum%20and%20Circular%             Conservation of momentum         Review of homework
momentum, collisions          20Motion.htm)                                applet                           problems
and explosions                                                             (http://zebu.uoregon.edu/n
Simple collisions with trolleys              sf/mo.html)

Airtrack investigation of the principle of   IOP questions on elastic and
conservation of momentum                     inelastic collisions

Lots of practice questions (AQA A2           Applet to simulate elastic
Physics A textbook page 13, further          and inelastic collisions, link
momentum questions sheet, check your         from Physicsweb
understanding questions from                 (http://www.walter-
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class        fendt.de/ph14e/collision.ht
/momentum/u4l1a.cfm )                        m)

Elastic and inelastic collisions –
practical using the airtrack.

Student questions AQA A2 Physics A
textbook page 15

Force, momentum and    4      Egg, sheet demonstration to link force,      IOP Momentum questions           Impulse and momentum
impulse                       time and change in momentum.                                                  key term / unit bingo.
Momentum self test from
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A2 Unit 4

Time            Activities/Resources                 Independent Learning               Assessment

Student practical – force needed to kick   Physicsweb                     End of topic test on
a football from the contact time and       (http://www.practicalphysic    Momentum concepts.
change in momentum                         s.org/go/Experiment_999.ht
(http://www.practicalphysics.org/go/Exp    ml)
eriment_999.html)

Multimedia motion car crash sequence
and worksheet

Student questions (AQA A2 Physics A
textbook pages 7 and 10)

Circular Motion

Forced vibrations and   3      Practicals: Barton’s pendulums, The        Research on
resonance.                     Forced oscillations of a mass on a         effects/necessity of damping
Spring (page 76 pink book). Forced         or resonance. Produce and
oscillations of a saw blade and the        present poster.
effect of damping.
Video of Barton’s Pendulums:
http://intranet/physicsweb/Module%204/
Oscillations%20and%20Waves/oscillati
ons_and_waves.htm
Northallerton College Physics dept
A2 Unit 4

Time              Activities/Resources                      Independent Learning              Assessment

Tacoma Narrows Film:
Physics web
http://cee.carleton.ca/Exhibits/Tacoma_Narrows/

10     Trolley/spring system to produce half a           Interactive animation on      Regular past exam
sine wave and definitions of SHM.                 comparing mass-spring         questions
Simple Harmonic Motion          Demo: Pendulum and turntable.                     system and Simple
pendulum on Physicsweb        Practice ISA on double
Derive equations for SHM                                                        pendulum
Comparison of pendulum and spring                 Homework problems from
http://www.explorelearning.com/index.c                                          poster summary of SHM.
fm?method=cResource.dspDetail&Reso
urceID=44                                         Homework task:                Self-test with some
http://www.acoustics.salfor   synoptic revision:
Practical: finding g using the simple             d.ac.uk/feschools/waves/sh    http://intranet/physicsweb/
pendulum and /or mass-spring system.              m.htm#motion                  Module%204/Oscillations%
Energy in oscillating systems.                                                  20and%20Waves/Test%20
Osc%20and%20Waves.htm

3.4.2 Gravitation        1      Discussion of ideas of a force field – use
Gravitational Fields            iron filings and magnet to stimulate.

Definition of gravitational field strength
and questions (AQA A2 Physics A
textbook page 55 q2 & 3)
Northallerton College Physics dept
A2 Unit 4

Time             Activities/Resources                 Independent Learning                Assessment

Field lines – diagrams and questions.

Gravitational potential   1      Interpretation of map contours. Relate to   Learn definitions of           Mini test on definitions and
GPE.                                        gravitational field strength   units
and potential with units.
Define V in terms of W, m.

Questions AQA A2 Physics A textbook
page 58

Newton’s law,             6      Animation to investigate the relationship   IOP sheet – homework           Regular past exam
gravitational field              between force and mass/separation           (Newton’s gravitational law)   questions
strength and potential           (activity sheet and animation at
ve/gravitn.cfm )                            the PhysicsClassroom
http://www.physicsclassroo
Meaning of Newton’s law, terms and          m.com/Class/circles/u6l3c.cf
significance. Example calculations and      m
student practice (AQA A2 Physics A
textbook page 61)                           Questions – IOP
“gravitational field between
Analysis of Apollo 11 data to show the      the Earth and the Moon”
variation of V and g with distance from
(http://intranet/physicsweb/Module%204
/Gravitational%20and%20Electric%20Fi
elds/Grav%20and%20Electric%20Fields
Northallerton College Physics dept
A2 Unit 4

Time             Activities/Resources                   Independent Learning                 Assessment

.htm)

Quantitative and graphical look at field V
and g for radial fields.  g as the

Questions, AQA A2 Physics A textbook
page 65

Orbits   2      Cannonball applet                             Changing orbits worksheet       Regular past exam
(http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia                                   questions
.edu/more_stuff/flashlets/NewtMtn/Newt        Animation to put satellite in
Mtn.html )                                    orbit (Physicsweb               End of topic test on
http://lectureonline.cl.msu.e   Gravitation.
Kepler’s Laws animations                      du/~mmp/kap7/orbiter/orbit.
(http://www.ioncmaste.ca/homepage/res         htm )                           Online quiz - Covers all
ources/web_resources/CSA_Astro9/files                                         gravitation and good
aws.swf )                                     different type of satellite     with useful feedback
orbits                          http://h2physics.org/?cat=6
Linking of equations for circular motion      (http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/    4
and gravitation –questions AQA A2             en/kids/goes/goes_poes_or
Physics A textbook page 67                    bits.shtml)
Planets
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Time              Activities/Resources               Independent Learning                 Assessment

Electric field patterns and   2      Charging rods – recap like charges /                                        F/A of prior knowledge
filed strength                       unlike charge observations                                                  using introductory task –
Current as a flow of charge – shuttling
ball demonstration

Idea of transfer of charge demonstrated
with coulomb meter, EH, spoon.

Charge questions AQA A2 Physics A
textbook page 75
weight on
Introduction to charge        2                                                 View and investigate             F/A of prior knowledge
and electric fields                  Electric field demonstration with castor   different filed patterns using   using introductory task –
or3de/ (shows point charge
Definition of electric field strength      motion, field lines , vectors    Regular past exam
or equipotentials).              questions
Drawing of field patterns, review with
either of Physicsweb animation links       Investigate the force on a
(http://intranet/physicsweb/Module%204     charged particle at different
/Gravitational%20and%20Electric%20Fi       points in an electric field
elds/Grav%20and%20Electric%20Fields        using
.htm)                                      http://qbx6.ltu.edu/s_schnei
der/physlets/main/efield.sht
Uniform fields – work done equation,       ml
E=V/d
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A2 Unit 4

Time             Activities/Resources               Independent Learning                Assessment

Questions AQA A2 Physics A textbook
page 79
Coulomb’s Law                   Meaning of terms in and interpretation    Check understanding with       Regular past exam
of Coulomb’s Law.                         questions from                 questions
http://www.physicsclassroo
Questions AQA A2 Physics A textbook       m.com/class/estatics/u8l3b.
page 85                                   cfm

IOP questions – Coulomb’s Law
Calculate
Radial Fields – Field    1      Equation for E in a radial field from     Learn definitions of field     True / False powerpoint to
Strength and Potential          Coulomb’s Law                             strength and potential         review Electric Fields so
far.
Definition of electric potential, flame   Homework questions - IOP
probe to investigate potential near a     Non-uniform electric fields.
charged sphere and equation for V in a

Questions AQA A2 Physics A textbook
page 88

Uniform Fields – Field   1      Flame probe investigation of V – d in a   Homework questions             Mini test on definitions of
Strength and Potential          uniform field. Graphical representation                                  field strength and potential.
of this.
Northallerton College Physics dept
A2 Unit 4

Time             Activities/Resources                Independent Learning                Assessment

Motion of charged particles in electric
fields - analysis and problem solving.

Questions AQA A2 Physics A textbook
page 82.

Comparison of electric            Filed comparison worksheet.                Use of Physicsweb links to     Online quiz
and gravitational fields                                                     Scool and Thinkquest           http://h2physics.org/?cat=5
Miniwhiteboard comparison of graphs.       (http://intranet/physicsweb/   9 – good preparation for
Module%204/Gravitational%      multiple choice section with
Multiple choice questions                  20and%20Electric%20Field       helpful feedback.
s/Grav%20and%20Electric
%20Fields.htm)                 End of topic test

3.4.4                      1      Investigating capacitors practical – how   Practical is designed to be    Quiz – linked from
Introduction to                   a capacitor stores charge, qualitative     carried out with minimal       Physicsweb
capacitance                       introduction to charging and               teacher intervention.          http://schools.matter.org.uk/
discharging.                                                              Content/Capacitors/storing.
Physicsweb animation of        html
Super capacitors demonstration             charging and discharging a
capacitor – see
PowerPoint presentations                   http://intranet/physicsweb/M
odule%204/Capacitance/ca
pacitance.htm

Charge, current question
sheet homework
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A2 Unit 4

Time             Activities/Resources                 Independent Learning                 Assessment

Capacitance          1      Practical to investigate the relationship   Charging capacitors             Regular past exam
between Q and V for a capacitor,            homework questions.             questions
analysis of results and definition of
capacitance.                                                                Review of homework
questions
PowerPoint presentations

AQA A2 Physics A textbook questions
page 95.

Energy stored by a   1      Use of capacitor to lift a weight via       Use of MATTER project           Regular past exam
capacitor                   motor – introduce energy stored.            notes with questions –          questions
Derivation of E = ½ QV using graph          http://schools.matter.org.uk/   Review of homework
from last lesson.                           Content/Capacitors/Default.     questions
htm
PowerPoint presentation
Energy stored homework
AQA A2 Physics A textbook questions         questions.
page 97.
S-‘Cool’ notes

Charging and         4      Student practical – slow charge /           Capacitance revision            Terms and units bingo
discharging                 discharge of a capacitor with graphs        questions homework sheet.
and analysis (T1/2 )                                                        Regular past exam
questions
Capacitor Discharge model Excel             Interactive webpage
spreadsheet on Physicsweb                   Charging a Capacitor on         End of topic test -
Northallerton College Physics dept
A2 Unit 4

Time            Activities/Resources               Independent Learning           Assessment

http://intranet/physicsweb/Module%204/    Physicsweb – change R and capacitance
Capacitance/capacitance.htm               C – plot graph
http://lectureonline.cl.msu.e
Use of datalogger and voltage sensor to   du/~mmp/kap23/RC/app.ht
plot discharge curves for a capacitor,    m
curve fitting and comparison to
parameters of RC , 1/RC

Theory of capacitance discharge
equations, worked examples and
student questions (ZigZag p 9, AQA A2
Physics A textbook questions page
101).

Graph matching exercise

3.4.5                    PowerPoint presentations                  Homework questions
Magnetic Fields
Flux density             Demonstrations

Practical F=BIL
Northallerton College Physics dept
A2 Unit 4

Time            Activities/Resources             Independent Learning              Assessment

Moving charges in a          Demonstrations                         Applets on Right hand grip
magnetic field                                                      rule and motion of charged
particles on Physicsweb

Flux Linkage and             Demonstrations                                                      Regular past exam questions
Electromagnetic
induction

Transformers          2      Powerpoint Presentations               Homework problems

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