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                                       PHYSICS PROGRAM




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COURSE PLANNER                                                                                                                        ASSESSMENT
Context                             Unit Length        Key                        Key Ideas                     Number    Task Type                              Description
                                    Hours (wks)      Concepts
                                                    (Overview)
                Kitchen Physics         27.5           F 1-3-4     Circuit symbols                                   1      Folio          Collection of 4 short experiment reports
                                        (10)            E 1-4      Kirchoffs rules
                                                        M4         Power
                                                                   Ohm’s Law                                                               Short answer
                                                                   Conduction, convection, radiation                 2      WT             Extended answer
   Semester 1




                                                                   Specific heat capacity
    Year 11

    (55 hrs)




                                                                   Latent heat
                                                                   Light, electromagnetic spectrum
                                                                   Microwave
                Visiting the reef       27.5           F 1-4       Buoyancy                                          3      WT             Short answer
                                        (10)          E 1, 2, 3    Density                                                                 Extended answer
                                                                   Pressure
                                                                   Mass and weight
                                                                   Gas laws
                Visiting the reef       12.5           M 1, 2      Navigation – Vectors                              4      WT             Video ‘Waves in the Ocean’ is muted and a 4 min
                                         (4)                       Displacement, velocity                                                  segment is looped continuously. Students write a
                                                                   Waves, reflection, refraction, diffraction                              commentary to accompany the segment
                                                                   Optical instruments
   Semester 2




                Car Audio               27.5           F 1-4       Electricity                                       5      ERT            Students research operation of simple amplifiers and
    Year 11

    (55 hrs)




                                        (10)           E 1, 3      Magnetism                                                               apply their findings
                                                       M 1, 4      Induction
                                                                   Semi conductors
                                                                   Amplifiers                                        6      WT             Short answer
                                                                   Power                                                                   Extended answer
                Project                   15                                                                         7       EEI           Student own choice. Student to research, design,
                                          (6)                                                                                              conduct experiments to draw conclusions on a topic
                Sport                    22.5          F 1-4       Velocity                                          8      ERT            The ‘Sweet Spot’ of a bat, racquet or club is discussed
                                        (8 ½)          E 1-4       Gravitational kinetic energy
                                                       M 1, 2      Hookes Law
                                                                   Rotational motion
Semester 3
 Year 12

 (55 hrs)




                                                                   Momentum, impulse
                                                                   Projectile motion
                Safe driving             22.5          F 1-4       Acceleration                                      9      ERT            Proposal for a solution to an accident ‘hot spot’
                                        (8 ½)          E 1-4       Equations of motion
                                                       M 1, 2      Newtons Law
                                                                   Friction, collisions
                Auto electrics           10            F 1, 4      Transformers                                      10     WT             Short answer
                                         (3)           E 1-4       Motors, generators, solenoids                                           Extended answer
                                        12.5          M 1, 2, 4    Wiring diagrams
                                         (4)                       Relays

                Project                  15                                                                          11      EEI           Student own choice. Student to research, design,
Semester 4
 Year 12

 (55 hrs)




                                         (6)                                                                                               conduct experiments to draw conclusions on a topic
                Medical physics         27.5           F 1-4       Fluid mechanics                                   12     WT             Short answer
                                        (10)           E 1-4       Pressure                                                                Extended answer
                                                      M 1, 3, 4    Rotational motion
                                                                   Simple machines
                                                                   Atomic structure
                                                                   Quantum theory
                                                                   Nuclear radiation



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                                                                      ASSESSMENT DETAILS
NO          TASK TYPE                                     DESCRIPTION                                                            CONDITIONS
 1             Folio               Students produce a folio of simple experimental reports.          Experiments are teacher directed.
                                   Experiments reported on may include,                              Students work in groups.
                                       Specific heat capacity of various metals                     Reports completed in student‟s own time.
                                       Method of mixtures (using water at different                 Folio to contain minimum four reports.
                                           temperatures)                                             Some collaboration is expected and to be acknowledged in reports.
                                       Latent heat of fusion of ice
                                       OHMS law
                                       Verification of Kirchoff‟s law
                                       Efficiency of a water heat (This list is neither exclusive
                                           nor exhaustive)
  2          Written Task          Short and extended answer questions, practical exercises using    2 x 60 minute tests.
                                   graphs, tables, diagrams and data to cover KI‟s.                  Teacher supervised, individual work.
                                                                                                     Programmable calculators allowed.
                                                                                                     No support material.
  3          Written Task          Short and extended answer questions, practical exercises using    2 x 60 minute tests.
                                   graphs, tables, diagrams and data to cover KI‟s.                  Teacher supervised, individual work.
                                                                                                     Programmable calculators allowed.
                                                                                                     No support material.
  4          Written Task          The video „Waves in the Ocean‟ is cued to a place where           Class time: 60 minutes.
                                   ocean waves can be seen speeding up/slowing down with the         Teacher supervised.
                                   depth of water, reflecting, refracting and defracting.            No support material.
                                   Interference can be seen. The four minute segment is then         Individual work.
                                   muted and looped continuously for 60minutes. Students are         Word limit as appropriate for 4 minute clip.
                                   asked to write a physics commentary for this segment.
  5       Extended response        Teacher demonstrates operation of a two transistor amplifier.     Class time: 240 minutes.
                task               Students research operation of amplifiers before suggesting       Student access to the internet and electronics books both in class and at
                                   refinements needed to perform a particular function eg. Drive     home. Students may use school and own componentry.
                                   a bass speaker.                                                   No teacher input but access to other students and resources is acceptable
                                                                                                     and will be acknowledged. Teacher to assemble demonstration amplifier
                                                                                                     signal generator and dual trace CRO.

  6          Written Task          Short and extended answer questions, practical exercises using 2 x 60 minute tests.
                                   graphs, tables, diagrams and data to cover KI‟s.               Teacher supervised, individual work.
                                                                                                  Programmable calculators allowed.
                                                                                                  No support material.

  7            Extended            Students are to research, design and conduct experiments to 6 weeks of class time.

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             Experimental          investigate and conclude results on a topic that has been          Own time.
             Investigation         selected by themselves and approved by the teacher.                Access to some school equipment and expertise is possible.
                                   The written report to accompany the investigations should be       A weekly log of progress is to be kept and noted by the teacher.
                                   no more than 1000 words.
  8       Extended response        Teacher to model experiments relating to                           Class time 240 minutes.
                task                   i.  The rebound height of a golf ball dropped onto             Individual, teacher supervised.
                                           different parts of a cricket bat.                          Notes left at school.
                                      ii.  The centre of mass of a cricket bat.                       Material from the internet may be accessed in own time but not used in
                                     iii.  The centre of percussion of a cricket bat.                 class time.

                                   Teacher to provide second hand data in relation to these
                                   experiments.
                                   Teacher to provide stimulus material on the vital positions of a
                                   bat.
                                   Students are to draw conclusions from the data provided and
                                   the reading then present these in a report of no more than 800
                                   words.
  9      Extended Response         Students attend a field trip to Palmyra Drag Strip and gather      Students gather individual data on field trip.
               Task                data on vehicle performance. Senario is set whereby students       Application is written at home over a week.
                                   apply for a consultancy/contract to „fix‟ a road safety            Internet access is necessary to research choice of barrier.
                                   problem/s in town (eg. School crossing or Safety zone, blind       Interview to test for understanding and ownership of material.
                                   corner….)                                                          Interview to be recorded.
                                   An interview is held re their application.
 10          Written Task          Short and extended answer questions, practical exercises using     2 x 60 minute tests.
                                   graphs, tables, diagrams and data to cover KI‟s.                   Teacher supervised, individual work.
                                                                                                      Programmable calculators allowed.
                                                                                                      No support material.

 11            Extended            Students are to research, design and conduct experiments to        6 weeks of class time.
             Experimental          investigate and conclude results on a topic that has been          Own time.
             Investigation         selected by themselves and approved by the teacher.                Access to some school equipment and expertise is possible.
                                   The written report to accompany the investigations should be       A weekly log book of progress is to be kept and noted by the teacher.
                                   no more than 1000 words.

 12          Written Task          Short and extended answer questions, practical exercises using 2 x 60 minute tests.
                                   graphs, tables, diagrams and data to cover KI‟s.               Teacher supervised, individual work.
                                                                                                  Programmable calculators allowed.
                                                                                                  No support material.


Context Planner
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Context:         Kitchen Physics           Time: 27.5 hours (10 weeks)
Overview:        Two of any households most important items – the cooktop / oven and refrigerator are found in the kitchen. These together with other heating appliances
allow the investigation of the principles of heat transfer and heating effects (change of state and Amontons law) as well as a starting point for the study of electricity. There
are numerous simple „hands on‟ investigations to enthuse the beginning physics student.

      Focus                            Key Ideas                          Key                                         Learning Experiences                                               Assessment
                                                                        Concepts                                                                                                        opportunities
Heating elements        Circuit symbols                                F 1, 3, 4   Teacher exposition                                                                                   Short reports of
(oven, kettle) in       Ohms law V = IR                                E 1,3,4     Teacher modelling of practicals (see assessment)                                                     investigations for
circuits                Power    P=   E
                                      T    =    2R =   V 2
                                                        r     = V                 Simple student activities:
                                                                                   - setting up series and parallel circuits to review advantages/disadvantages
                                                                                                                                                                                        folio
                                                                                                                                                                                        Written at home
                        Kirchoff‟s rules                                           - measuring resistance of arrangements of resistors using a multimeter to verify Kirchoffs laws
                                                                                   for resistance
                                                                                   Solving routine problems involving Ohms Law and Kirchoffs Laws and then combining these to
                                                                                   solve more complex circuits

Colorimetry as          Q lost = Q gained                              E2          Teacher exposition                                                                                   Short
applied to oven,        Method of mixtures                                         Demonstrations of:                                                                                   investigation
refrigerator, cold      Q = MCΔT                                                   - conduction using ring with 4 metals                                                                report for folio
drinks, washing up      Conduction, convection, radiation                          - convection using a beaker and peas/KMnO4 and/or smoke box                                          Written at home
                                                                                   - radiation from/to dark and silvered surfaces
                                                                                   - the „kinetic‟ theory machine
                                                                                   Students to actively participate in a selection of the above to develop skills and analyse common
                                                                                   kitchen situations
Change of phase in      Q=mL                                           E2          Teacher exposition                                                                                   Short
the kitchen,            Latent heat of fusion                                      Teacher modelling of practicals                                                                      investigatio
refrigerator and        Latent heat of vaporization                                Solving numerical problems that range from simple to complex                                         n report for
kettle                  convection                                                                                                                                                      folio
                                                                                                                                                                                        Written at home
Heat transfer in the    Energy, heat, conduction, , radiation, basic   E 1, 2, 4   Teacher exposition
kitchen (oven,          assumptions, temperature                                   Teacher modelling of practicals
refrigerator, kettle)   specific heat capacity                                     Solving numerical problems that range from simple to Lf Lv calculations, to more complex
                                                                                   problems requiring the combination of a number of concepts (method of mixtures and latent heat)
                                                                                   Students to make predictions, evaluate and verify conclusion through practicals
How the                 Gas postulates, pressure, kelvin scale         F1          Teacher exposition
refrigerator works      Amontons Law (     P
                                               =k)                     E2          Teacher demonstration of Amontons Law apparatus to
                                           T                                       (i) verify the law
                                                                                   (ii) determine an approximate value for zero Kelvin (and relate this back to the particle model of
                                                                                   matter, heat and temperature)
                                                                                   Solving simple numerical problems using Amontons Law to model refrigeration
How the                 microwaves, electromagnetic spectrum           M4          Teacher excposition                                                                                  Written test at
microwave works                                                                    Video „microwave oven‟ delivers a simple explanation of what microwaves are, how they are            completion of
                                                                                   generated and how they are used to heat food.                                                        context (2x60min)
                                                                                   Students to compare microwave and conventional ovens                                                 Teacher
                                                                                                                                                                                        supervised, closed
                                                                                                                                                                                        book
Resources: Teacher prepared notes, text “Thermal Physics” by Pingel, video “Microwave Ovens”, text „Physics – A Conceptual Approach‟ by Madden Etal.

Context Planner
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Context:         Auto Electrics        Time: 22.5 hours (7 weeks)
Overview:        Any car owner would benefit from an understanding of their cars operation. A look at an owners manual or a repair manual sees the vehicles operation
divided into a number of areas. One such system – the electrical system is examined in this context under headings found in most common repair manuals (Haynes,
Alywn, Gregory‟s). This will give students an insight into the field of auto electrics and also enable them to attempt a number of checks and repairs on their own vehicles.

  Focus                                 Key Ideas                   Key                                           Learning Experiences                                                      Assessment
                                                                  Concepts                                                                                                                 opportunities
   Starter     Current                                            F 1 -4,     Teacher Exposition
   Motor       Voltage                                            M 1,2,4     Teacher demonstrations of equipment that allows students to analyse the parts of a
               Electromagnetism                                   E1-4        motor/generator
               Magnetic field strength B = kI                                 Students use a starter motor and battery to throw in the starter and evaluate the operation of the
                                                    r                         solenoid and bendix to produce a torque
               Magnetic force on parallel current carrying wire               Students to make a simple electric motor by selecting and adapting „at hand‟ equipment. This is
                    kI1I 2 l                                                  then evaluated and improvements formulated
               F=
                       r                                                      Solving numerical problems both simple and complex to calculate magnetic field strength, force
               Faradays Motor Principle F = BIL sinØ                          on a current carrying wire, torque, field strength in a solenoid
               Torque of an Electric Motor t = NBia cosØ
               Solenoids B = 2πkIn
 Charging      Electro magnetic Induction                         F 1-4,      Teacher Exposition
  System       Generator theory emf = BLV                         E 1-4       Examination of an alternator . Students will compare and contrast the operation of an alternator
                                              N                             to a generator
                                          =
                                               t                             Students to construct rectifying circuit, zener diode regulatory circuit and establish relationships
               Voltage regulation                                             Solving numerical problems both simple and complex to calculate the induced emf of a
               Lenz‟s Law                                                     generator
               Direct current
               Alternating current
               Semiconductors
  Ignition     Transformer theory                                 F1-4        Teacher Exposition
  System                                                          E1-4        Student activities with coils to determine V primary and V secondary and I primary and I secondary in a
               Vp       s         Np                                         transformer
                    =          =
               Vs       p         Ns                                         Students examine and compare a variety of magnetos to determine their method of operation
                                                                              (rotary, „break‟, impulse) and to clarify the role of the capacitor
                                                                              Solving numerical problems relating to step-up and step-down transformers in ignition systems
  Lighting     Wiring diagrams                                    F 1-4, M4   Teacher Exposition                                                                                        Writing task
  System       Relays                                                         Examination of a relay by students to link its method of operation to a solenoid and adapt this to        Class time 2x60 minutes
               Circuit                                                        the coding for the wiring                                                                                 Individual
                                                                              Students design, build and modify simple circuits to model the use of relays in vehicles ie               Teacher supervised
                                                                              wiring in a spotlight                                                                                     No support material
                                                                              Students design and build circuits to model the wiring of a trailer and evaluate their design
                                                                              Students interpret the wiring diagram for a car and use this to locate various electrical
                                                                              components and predict “trouble shooting” situations

Resources: Teacher prepared notes, Text „Physics – „A Contextual Approach‟ by Madden etal,, Text „Electronics‟ by Koppitke, Various car repair manuals by Haynes, Clymer




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