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Lesson 1 Physical Quantities+UnitsMotion: What Physical Quantites are and what units go with them.Using Numerical Prefixes. 

Lesson 2  Vectors and ScalarsMotion: What Vectors and Scalars are and examples of them. 

Lesson 3  Vector AdditionMotion: Adding Vectors in 2 dimensions and using Pythagoras' Theorem to find the size of the resultant. 

Lesson 4  Components of a vectorMotion: Finding the components of a resultant vector by using trigonometry. 

Lesson 5  Gatso Speed CamerasMotion: HOW SCIENCE WORKS.How GATSO Speed cameras work. 

Lesson 6Displacement Time GraphsMotion: Defining displacement and using displacementtime graphs to describe motion. 

Lesson 7  Velocity Time GraphsMotion: Defining velocity and using velocitytime graphs to describe motion. 

Lesson 8  Motion Graphs ReviewMotion: Using displacementtime and velocitytime graphs to find velocity, acceleration and displacement. 

Lesson 9  Uniform AccelerationMotion: Deriving the equations of motion (suvat equations) and using them. 

Lesson 10  Motion under GravityMotion: Practical use of the equations of motion. Describing an experiment to find acceleration due to gravity. 

Lesson 11  Projectiles introMotion: What a projectile is and what path one follows. 

Lesson 12  Projectiles challengeMotion: Applying the equations of motion to projectile motion. 

Lesson 13  Projectiles PractiseMotion: Applying the equations of motion to projectile motion. 

Lesson 14  G481.1 Module ReviewMotion: Test yourself on Motion. 

Lesson 15  Newton's 2nd LawForces in action: Using Newton's 2nd Law and defining the Newton. 

Lesson 16  Newton 2 practiseForces in action: Questions using Newton's 2nd Law. 

Lesson 17  NonLinear MotionForces in action: Describing the motion of projectiles travelling in a fluid. 

Lesson 18  Equilibrium DefinitionsForces in action: Describing equilibrium and using the triangle of forces. 

Lesson 19  Moments and CouplesForces in action: Describing moments and couples. 

Lesson 20  Equilibrium ExamplesForces in action: Using the principle of moments to do questions involving practical situations. 

Lesson 21  Density and PressureForces in action: Describing density and pressure and their units. 

Lesson 22  Forces on VehiclesForces in action: Describing the factors that affect stopping distance. 

Lesson 23Physics of vehicles introForces in action: Describing how air bags, seat belts and crumple zones work and looking at how GPS works. 

Lesson 24  Physics of vehiclesForces in action: Describing how forces are reduced by using air bags, seat belts and crumple zones. 

Lesson 25  G481.2 ReviewForces in action: Test yourself on Forces in action. 

Lesson 26  Work and energyWork and Energy: Defining work done and the Joule and using the equation. 

Lesson 27  Energy ChangesWork and Energy: Defining the conservation of energy and describing some examples. 

Lesson 28  GPE to KEWork and Energy: Describing the interchange between gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy using equations. 

Lesson 29  PowerWork and Energy: Describing power and the Watt. 

Lesson 30  EfficiencyWork and Energy: Describing energy efficiency. 

Lesson 31  Spring ConstantWork and Energy: Looking at elastic materials and using Hooke's Law. 

Lesson 32  Strain EnergyWork and Energy: Describing the energy stored in elastic materials. 

Lesson 33  Young ModulusWork and Energy: Describing Stress and Strain of materials, the definition of the Young Modulus and describing experiments to find it. 

Lesson 34  Material PropertiesWork and Energy: Defining the terms elastic deformation and plastic deformation of a material. Looking at stress strain graphs for ductile, brittle and polymeric materials. 

Lesson 35  G481 ReviewWork and Energy: Test yourself on Work and Energy. 
Displacement, Velocity, Speed, Instantaneous Speed, Acceleration.
You should:
(a) define displacement, instantaneous speed, average speed, velocity and acceleration;
(b) select and use the relationships average speed = distance /time
acceleration = change in velocity /time to solve problems;
Watch the video at the top of the page about moyion graphs..
Read through these notes on Vectors components.
Distance is how far an object moves.
Displacement is a vector and so it is how far an object moves in a particular direction.
Speed is the rate of change of distance. Speed is a scalar.
Velocity is the rate of change of displacement. Velocity is a vector.
Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity. Acceleration is a vector. An object can accelerate if its speed or direction changes. So an object can accelerate even though going at the same speed, just by changing its direction.
The gradient of a displacementtime graph gives the velocity of the object.
From the gradients we can work out the instantaneous velocity and then draw a graph of how this changes with time – this is considered in lesson 7.
For a printable version of these notes click here.
Have a look at the following site:
If you would rather look at this site in a separate window, then follow the link: distancetime graphs (http://jersey.uoregon.edu/vlab/block/Block.html)
By changing the starting position P, velocity V and acceleration A, try to make the distancetime graphs match with the ones below:
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Sketch the following:
1 word equation for speed
2 word equation for velocity
3 distance of 10 m. Time 2.5s speed?
4 ball goes up 1 metre in 0.l seconds. average velocity?
5 same ball goes back to ground and stops in 0.1 seconds. average velocity now?
6 what is the average velocity for total trip?
7 draw an st graph for object at constant slow speed.
8 draw an st graph for object at constant high speed.
9 draw an st graph for a Klingon that is stationary, then after 5 seconds teleports to a place 50 metres away and starts walking slowly back to where he started.
click here for the answer.
You should check through these outcomes. If there is anything you can't do, check through the page again before you do your homework.
(a) define displacement, instantaneous speed, average speed, velocity and acceleration;
(b) select and use the relationships average speed = distance /time
acceleration = change in velocity /time to solve problems;
Now print out the Exam Questions and try them. These are the same standard as the questions you will get in your exam. As you get close to taking the exam, you should try to answer these so that it takes you 1 minute to get through a 1 mark question.
Below is a very rough guide to what grade you will achieve for the percentage gained.
% 
Grade 
80^{} 
A 
70 
B 
60 
C 
50 
D 
40 
E 
Check with your teacher to find out what your target grade is based on how you did at key stage 4 but remeber some topics are easier than others and so it is the overall average that really counts.