Physics – SS1, SS2 & SS3 Curriculum; Scheme of Work; Assessment Tests

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ASSURE Educational Services has put-together the scheme of work on Physics  – SS1, SS2 and SS3 based on the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO. All the topics highlighted in the National Curriculum and the syllabus of WAEC and NECO have been accommodated in our Scheme of Work.

End of term Assessment Tests in SS1, SS2 and SS3 alongside Overall Assessment Tests are available. Schools may adopt our scheme of work because of its simplicity and ease of monitoring of academic activities.

The Scheme of Work stated below is inexhaustible. Schools are encouraged to input weeks and periods of completion of topics in accordance with the academic calendar, number of students and available classes.

SS1 Physics – 1st Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Contents
SS1 1st Term UNITS AND MEASUREMENTS Fundamental quantities and units
Sub-multiples and multiples of units
Derived quantities and units
Dimensions of physical quantities
Measurements
Measurements of length: metre rule, calipers, micrometer screw guage
Measurement of time
Measurement of mass and weight
Measurement of volume
Degree of accuracy
FUNDAMENTALS OF MOTION Types of motion
Concepts associated with motion ins straight line
Relative motion
Parameters of motion
The equations of motion
Graphical interpretation of uniform and non-uniform notion
Area under velocity-tine graph
Motion under gravity
Uniform circular motion
Cause of motion Force
WORK, ENERGY AND POWER Forms of energy
Concept of work
Concept of energy
Conservation Law of mechanical energy
Power
Force-distance graphs
HEAT ENERGY Concept of heat and temperature
Effects of heat on matter
Measurement of temperature
Kinetic molecular theory
Thermal expansivity of solid and liquid
Change of state
Heat transfer

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SS1 Physics – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Contents
SS1 2nd Term ELECTRIC CHARGES Electric charges and structure of matter
Production of charges
Distribution of charges on a conductor
Conductors, insulators and semi-conductors
MAGNETS What is a magnet and magnetic materials?
Properties of magnets and patterns
Theory of magnetism
Magnetisation and demagnetisation of magnetic materials
The magnetic properties of iron and steel
Induced magnetism
CURRENT ELECTRICITY Definition of electric current, potential difference and resistance
The Ohm’s law
Resistance in series and parallel
Electric cells and production of electric current
Arrangement of cells in circuit
Electric conduction through materials
Electrical energy and power
PARTICLE NATURE OF MATTER Structure of matter
Simple nature of molecules and atoms
Determination of molecular size
Evidences of particle nature of matter
Energy and kinetic theory
States of matter
ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS Hooke’s law
Young’s modulus
Experimental verification of Hooke’s law and determination of elastic constant of a spring
Energy stored or work done in springs and elastic strings




SS1 Physics – 3rd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Contents
SS1 3rd Term FLUID AT REST AND IN MOTION Surface tension
Some applications of the effects of surface tension
Adhesion and cohesion
Capillary: Definition and explanations
Viscosity-friction in fluids
Applications of viscosity
VECTORS Vectors and scalars
Representation of a vector
Addition of two vectors (compounding two vectors)
Resolution of a vector
The resultant of more than two vectors
Relative motion
PROJECTILES Projectile motion
Definition of time of flight, maximum height and range of a projectile
Time of flight
Maximum height
Range
Alternative approach to projectile problems
EQUILIBRIUM OF FORCES Concept of equilibrium
Moment of a force
Couples
Equilibrium under parallel forces
Centre of gravity
The triangle of forces
Conditions for equilibrium of non parallel forces
Stability of a body: types of equilibrium
Equilibrium of bodies in liquid
Density and upthrust
Archimedes’ principle and flotation
Applications of Archimedes’ principle
The hydrometer





SS2 Physics – 1st Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Contents
SS2 1st Term PRESSURE IN FLUIDS Concept of pressure
Pressure in a liquid
Applications
Atmospheric pressure
Simple barometer
Practical uses of barometer
Various units of atmospheric pressure
The siphon
The syringe
The bicycle pump
The lift pump
The force pump
SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION (S.H.M.) Definition of simple harmonic motion
Illustrations of simple harmonic motion
Relationship between simple harmonic motion and circular motion
Acceleration of Simple Harmonic Motion
Period, Frequency and Amplitude of Simple Harmonic Motion
Damped oscillation
Forced vibration and resonance
NEWTON’S LAWS OF MOTION Dynamics
Newton’s first law and its application
Newton’s second law and its application
Newton’s third law and its application




SS2 Physics – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Contents
SS2 2nd Term MACHINES Definition and types of machines
Mechanical advantage (M.A.) and velocity ratio (V.R.)
Classification, uses and applications of machines
Friction
HEAT ENERGY: MEASUREMENT OF TEMPERATURE Heat and temperature
Construction and graduation of liquid-in-glass thermometer
Types of thermometers and thermometric substances
Working principles of various thermometers
Comparison of types of thermometers
Temperature scales of thermometers and conversion from one temperature scale to another.
Molecular explanation of temperature
MEASUREMENT OF HEAT ENERGY Specific heat and thermal capacity of a body
Measurement of specific beat capacity
Latent heat
Determination of specific latent beat of fusion of ice
Newton’s law of cooling and the cooling curve
Melting and freezing points
Evaporation
Boiling
Vapour pressure
GAS LAWS Measurement of gas pressure
Boyle’s law and its application
Charles’ law and its applications
Pressure law or Gay Lussac’s law
General gas law
Van der Waals’ equation for real gas
Kinetic molecular theory and gas laws
WAVES What is wave?
Transverse and Longitudinal waves
Propagation of waves
General representation of a wave
Terms used in describing a wave and relationship between them
Equation of a travelling wave
Wavefronts
Progressive and stationary waves
Properties or characteristics of waves
Polarization of waves





SS2 Physics – 3rd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Contents
SS2 3rd Term REFLECTION OF LIGHT WAVES Nature and sources of light
Transmission of light
Rectilinear propagation of light
Reflection of light from plane surfaces
Reflection of light by curved mirrors
Formation of images and mirror formulae (in curved mirrors)
Use of convex driving mirrors
REFRACTION OF LIGHT WAVES AT PLANE SURFACES Definitions
Refraction of light through a rectangular glass block
Laws of refraction
Verification of Snell’s law
Refraction of light through a triangular prism and minimum deviation
Total internal reflection and critical angle
Applications of totally reflecting prisms
Dispersion of white light and colour
Refraction of light through lenses
OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS: APPLICATIONS Microscopes
Telescopes
Simple camera
Projectors (the slide projector)
The human eye
PROPAGATION OF SOUND WAVES Transmission of sound waves
The speed of sound waves
Some phenomena in sound wave
Musical sound and their characteristics
Vibrations of air column in pipes
Modes of vibration of stretched string (the sonometer)
Musical instruments
ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES Nature of Electromagnetic Waves
Types of electromagnetic waves, sources, and uses




SS3 Physics – 1st Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Contents
SS3 1st Term GENERAL PROPERTIES OF FIELDS Concept of field
Gravitational field
Electric force and field
Magnetic field
Properties of electric lines of forces
GRAVITATIONAL FIELD Concept of gravitational field
Newton’s law of gravitation
Relationship between the acceleration due to gravity g and the gravitational constant G
Variation of g at different places on the Earth’s surface (i.e. with latitude)
Variation of g with altitude.
Weightlessness
Gravitational potential
Velocity of escape
Satellite and Rockets
NIGER SAT 1
NICOM-SAT 1
ELECTRIC FIELD I – CHARGES Electric force and Coulomb’s law
Electric field intensity
Electric potential
Capacitors and capacitance
Energy stored in a charged capacitor
ELECTRIC FIELD II – CURRENT ELECTRICITY Electric current
Electromotive force and circuits
Ohm’s law
Resistors in series
Measurement of resistors by the ammeter-voltmeter method
Instrument used for commercial purposes
Solar Collector
MAGNETIC FIELD Concept of magnetic field
Theory of magnetism
Earth’s magnetic field
Electromagnets and applications of electromagnetic fields





SS3 Physics – 2nd Term Scheme of Work

Class Term Main Topics Contents
SS3 2nd Term ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS Concept of Electromagnetic field
Force and field patterns of two current carrying conductors
Current in loops and coils
Applications of electromagnetic field Electromagnetic flux induction
The a.c. generator or alternator
Inductance
The transformer
The transmission of electricity
The induction coil
SIMPLE ALTERNATING CURRENT (A.C.) Nature of alternating currents and voltages
Graphical representation
Peak and root mean square value of a.c.
Alternating currents in resistors, inductors and capacitors (R.L.C.)
The L.R, R.C and L.R.C. series circuit
Vector diagram of series R.L.C circuit
Resonance and power in R.L.C. circuit
Power in a.c. circuit
MODELS OF ATOM AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS Models of atom
Atomic structure and properties
Nuclides and isotopes
Radioactivity
Nuclear reactions
Nuclear energy
ENERGY QUANTIZATION Energy levels in atoms
The Franck and Hertz experiment
Types of spectra
Colour and light frequency
Photoelectric effect
Thermionic emission
X-ray productions
ELECTRICAL CONDUCTION THROUGH LIQUID AND GASES Conduction through liquid: ionic theory
Electrolysis and Faraday’s laws
Applications of electrolysis
Conduction of electricity through gases
Discharge and hot cathode-ray tube
WAVE PARTICLE PARADOX Wave nature of matter
Wave particle duality
The Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS Conduction in solids
Semi-conductors
Types of semi-conductors
P-N junction diode
Diode character etc curve
Centre-tapped full-wave rectifier
Bipolar junction transistor (BIT)
Integrated circuits
Introduction to LASER
Fibre Optics

 

SS3 Physics – Practicals – Mechanics; Heat Energy; Light; Electricity; Sound Energy



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