Learn the key concepts needed for ks3
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The best question to ask in physics is, “why?” In our KS3 physics classes, we encourage students to have an inquisitive nature. How much does using your washing machine once cost in power? How energy efficient is your kettle? We teach our students to understand the physics behind what they’re doing and why it is vital in todays world.
Each term builds on the material covered in the last term so content is constantly revisted. We take this approach so none of the material taught is forgotten from one term to the next.
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Lesson times: Wednesdays 9am.
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Who is the course for?
Any children aged 10-14 who have finished their primary level maths (this is needed as there is some maths in this course) and want to start learning about physics and how the world works.
Any children who aren’t quite ready to embark on a physics iGCSE course and want to build a stronger foundation of physics knowledge.
Energy is one of the most important topics in physics and one of the easiest to learn. In this term we will learn about the different ways energy is produced, the laws that energy must follow, the different types of energy stores in physics and basic energy calculations.
We’ll also do some home experiments to see how efficient household appliances are.
Mathematical work: Solving and rearraning basic equations.
In the second term we learn about forces and Newton’s famous laws of motion. We learn about the different types of forces, introduce the concept of vectors and learn how Newton’s laws crop up in every day life.
Mathematical work: Pythagoras’ Theorem
In the third term we introduce radioactivity and the particle nature of matter. We learn about how radioactivity was discovered, what anti-matter is, how the first antiparticle was discovered. Do bananas emit antimatter? How is antimatter useful? How dangerous is radioactivity? Are there different types of it? These are all questions we look into in this part of the course.
Mathematical skills: none that haven’t already been introduced.