Use of a data logger to record change in state and mass at different temperatures. This issue also arises with the concept of momentum and changes in momentum of colliding objects. Common misconceptions - objects needing a net force for them to continue to move steadily and to understand that stationary objects also have forces acting on them. Practical demonstration of spinning a rubber bung on a string. You should be aware of a simple atomic model, and that atoms are examples of particles and know the difference between atoms, molecules and compounds. You should have an understanding of forces acting to deform objects and to restrict motion. You may find it challenging to understand how kinetic theory applies to heating materials and how to use the term temperature correctly, regularly confusing the terms temperature and heat.
Investigation of the specific heat capacity of different metals or water using electrical heaters and a joulemeter. Beware of confusing the different types of particles subatomic particles, atoms and molecules and making errors when converting between different units. The effects of the charges are not normally seen on bodies containing equal amounts of positive and negative charge, as their effects cancel each other out. You are expected to have an awareness of the magnetic effect of a current and electromagnets. You can download one or more papers for a previous session. You should be aware of Newtons and that this is the measure of force. You should also be aware of the existence of an electric field.
Having looked at the nature of matter, we can now introduce the idea of fields and forces causing changes. Some of the interactions involve contact between the objects, others involve no contact. Wave, Photons and Particles past papers June 2007 Mark Scheme June 2007 Force and Motion past papers January 2003 January 2004 Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity Physics January 2012 Mechanics, Materials and Waves January 2012 Fields and Further Mechanics Mark Scheme January 2004 Mark Scheme January 2005 Mark Scheme June 2005 Mark Scheme January 2006 Mark Scheme June 2006 Mark Scheme January 2007 Mark Scheme June 2007 Mark Scheme January 2008 Mark Scheme January 2009 Mark Scheme June 2010 Mark Scheme January 2011 Mark Scheme June 2011 Mark Scheme January 2012 Nuclear Physics, Thermal Physics and an Optional Topic June 2004 Applied Physics. You should be familiar with the structure of matter and the similarities and differences between solids, liquids and gases. Common misconceptions You may have difficulty classifying materials as insulators or conductors.
You will investigate magnets and magnetic fields around magnets and current-carrying wires. Use of thermometer with a range of -10 to 110°C, to record the temperature changes of ice as it is heated. Charge is a fundamental property of matter. Exam revision summaries and references to science course specifications are unofficial. You should have been introduced to the measurement of conventional current and potential difference in circuits. The structure and nature of atoms is essential to the further understanding of physics and is needed to explain many phenomena, for example those involving charge and transfer of charges, as well as radioactivity.
Use of the gold leaf electroscope and a charged rod to observe and discuss behaviour. All copyrights reserved on revision notes, images, quizzes, worksheets etc. These interactions are derived from the structure of matter which was considered in the previous section. Investigation of resistance in a wire. Practical - plotting of magnetic fields around different shaped magnets. Building of Alka-Seltzer rockets with film canisters. You should have an understanding of contact and non-contact forces influencing the motion of an object.
Investigation of how the power of a photocell depends on its surface area and its distance from the light source. You should know that the geographic and magnetic poles are not located in the same place. This issue also arises when trying to handle momentum and changes in momentum of objects colliding. Investigation of the elastic limit of springs and other materials. Practicals - use of light gates, weights and trolleys to measure momentum of colliding trollies. Practical to design and build a parachute for a mass, and measure its terminal velocity as it is dropped.
Use of suspended magnets to show attraction and repulsion. The generation of charge is considered. You should also be able to represent this information in a distance-time graph and have an understanding of relative motion of objects. Calculations of the speeds of walkers and run a measured distance. You should be aware of electron transfer leading to objects becoming statically charged and the forces between them. You should understand how density can be affected by the state materials are in.
Observation of the crystallisation of salol in water under a microscope. Be able to calculate weight on different planets. Demonstration of the exploding can experiment. Practical - construction of simple motors. Investigation of the effect of length on resistance in a wire. You should have a simple idea of the particle model and be able to use it to model changes in particle behaviour during changes of state.
Measurement of the specific latent heat of melting of stearic acid. The relationship between them is considered and you will represent this, using circuits. Understanding of the relationship between the states of matter helps to explain different types of everyday physical changes that we see around us. Practicals: Use of charged rods to repel or attract one another. Know and understand that static charge only builds up on insulators.
Teachers registered with Cambridge International can download past papers and early release materials where applicable from our password protected , where a much wider selection of syllabus materials is also available to download. Demonstration of distillation to show that mass is conserved during evaporation and condensation. Investigation of the brightness of bulbs in series and parallel. The electrical current, potential difference and resistance are all covered in this topic. They can also still result in an object changing shape or motion. To help you prepare for exams, we provide free materials from past exam series and practice materials for selected new qualifications. Its not always easy to visualise the 3 dimensional arrangement of particles in all states of matter.