30 September 14

Don’t let inertia rule. Let skoool put some momentum into your learning and enjoy the force that comes from studying Physics.

Physics is a subject with a special magnetism. It looks at the world and helps us understand how things work. And you don't need to be a certified genius to understand it!

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1. Series and Parallel Circuits
Learn how to design and construct series and parallel circuits, and understand the differences between them.

2. Series Circuits
Learn how to design and construct series circuits.

3. Parallel Circuits
Learn how to design and construct parallel circuits.

4. Circuit Diagrams
Learn how to draw simple circuits and the symbols used to represent them.

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5. Electric Current
Learn that current is the flow of electricity around a circuit and that the greater the resistance of the circuit, the less current flows.

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6. Measuring Current
Learn how to measure current with an ammeter.

7. Measuring Voltage
Learn how to measure voltage with a voltmeter.

8. Fuses and Circuit Breakers
Understand how a fuse protects a circuit and learn some uses of resettable circuit breakers.

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9. Magnetic Fields
Understand that a magnetic field is a region of space where magnetic materials experience forces and learn that magnetic field line patterns show the relative strength of magnetic fields.

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10. Understanding Magnets
Learn that magnets attract magnetic materials and that like poles repel and unlike poles attract.

11. Magnetism and Electric Current
Learn that wires carrying an electric current produce a magnetic field and that a current in a coil produces a magnetic field pattern similar to a bar magnet.

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12. Plotting a Magnetic Field
Learn how to plot the magnetic field around a bar magnet using a plotting compass.

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13. Measuring Speed
Learn how to work out the speed of a moving object and understand how to make calculations using the relationship between speed, distance and time.

14. Distance-time Graphs
Learn how to plot a distance-time graph and understand what it shows.

15. Forces
Learn what forces are and what they can do.

16. Mass, Weight & Gravity
Learn that the weight of an object on Earth is the result of the gravitational attraction between its mass and that of the Earth, and know that weight is a force so is measured in newtons.

17. Unbalanced Forces
Learn that unbalanced forces change the speed or direction of movement of objects and that balanced forces produce no change in the movement of an object.

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18. Balanced Forces
Learn that balanced forces produce no change in the movement of an object.

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19. Stretching Materials
Learn that extension is proportional to load, within the elastic limit of a material.

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20. Friction
Find out how frictional forces, including air resistance, can affect the motion of an object.

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21. Useful Friction
Learn how frictional forces can be useful.

22. Stopping Distances
Find out how to calculate the total stopping distance of a car.

23. Factors Affecting Braking Distance
Understand that the braking distance of a car depends on its speed and other factors which affect the frictional forces needed to stop the car.

24. Factors Affecting Thinking Distance
Understand that the stopping distance of a car depends on the alertness of the driver as well as its speed and frictional forces.

25. What Forces Do
Learn what forces can do and how to measure them.

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26. Pivots and Levers
Learn that forces can cause objects to turn about a pivot and that the turning effect of a lever depends on the force and its distance from the pivot.

27. Calculating Moments
Understand the principle of moments and its application to situations involving one pivot.

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28. Clockwise and Anticlockwise Moments
Learn that a moment is a turning force, which can be clockwise or anticlockwise.

29. Refraction
Learn about refraction of light and know some examples.

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30. Day and Night
Understand how the movement of the Earth causes day and night and the apparent daily movement of the Sun.

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31. The Seasons and Day Length
Understand how the tilt and movement of the Earth causes the seasons.

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32. Year Length
Learn that a year is the time it takes for a planet to orbit the Sun and that a year on Earth is 365.25 days. Understand why planets further from the Sun have a longer year.

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33. Gravity
Learn that gravity is a force of attraction which acts on Earth towards the centre of the planet, and that the size of the force of gravity depends on the mass of each object and the distance between them.

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34. Gravity and the Solar System
Understand how the movement of planets around the Sun is related to gravitational forces.

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35. Satellites
Learn that the moon is a natural satellite of the Earth and how satellites stay in orbit around the Earth.

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36. Uses of Satellites
Learn some uses of artificial satellites.

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