Year 11 Physics Intro Session 2009


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Year 11 Physics Intro Session 2009

  1. 1. Stage 1 Physics 2010
  2. 2. What is PHYSICS? <ul><li>Biology is the study of…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>living organisms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chemistry is the study of…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the composition of substances and their properties and reactions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Psychology is the study of… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mind and behaviour </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Physics is the study of … <ul><li>a wide range of physical phenomena spanning all length scales: from sub-atomic particles of which all ordinary matter is made (particle physics) to the behavior of the material Universe as a whole (cosmology). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sub-branches of Physics <ul><li>experimental theoretical </li></ul><ul><li>Galileo Einstein </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sub-branches of Physics <ul><li>mechanics (how things move) </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Issac Newton </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sub-branches of Physics <ul><li>Electromagnetism </li></ul><ul><li>James Maxwell </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sub-branches of Physics <ul><li>Relativity </li></ul><ul><li>Albert Einstein </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sub-branches of Physics <ul><li>Thermodynamics </li></ul><ul><li>James Joule </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sub-branches of Physics <ul><li>quantum mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Niels Bohr </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sub-branches of Physics <ul><li>astronomy </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Edwin Hubble </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sub-branches of Physics <ul><li>geophysics (study of like earthquakes and plate tectonics) </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Richter </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sub-branches of Physics <ul><li>particle physics </li></ul><ul><li>Discoverer of the </li></ul><ul><li>electron </li></ul><ul><li>Sir J J Thomson </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sub-branches of Physics <ul><li>X-ray crystallography </li></ul><ul><li>Adelaide Physicists </li></ul><ul><li>& nobel prize winners </li></ul><ul><li>William Bragg (Snr) </li></ul><ul><li>& William Bragg (Jnr) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sub-branches of Physics <ul><li>Space science </li></ul><ul><li>Rocket Science </li></ul><ul><li>Astrophysics </li></ul>
  15. 15. Main Topics in 2010 <ul><li>Semester 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Rocket Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>astronomical distances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>linear motion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>forces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>making rockets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>projectile motion </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Main Topics in 2010 <ul><li>Semester 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Living and Working in Space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newton’s laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>momentum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>satellites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>current electricity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>living in space </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Semester 2 </li></ul><ul><li>What the Universe is made of? </li></ul><ul><li>What holds our Universe together? </li></ul>
  18. 18. new SACE <ul><li>Design Criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>investigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>analysis and evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>knowledge and understanding. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. new SACE <ul><li>Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>For a 10-credit subject, students undertake at least one practical investigation and at least one issues investigation to include in the folio. </li></ul>
  20. 20. new SACE <ul><li>Assessment Type 2: Skills and Applications Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>For a 10-credit subject, students undertake at least one skills and applications task under the direct supervision of the teacher. The supervised setting (e.g. classroom, laboratory, or field) should be appropriate to the task. </li></ul>
  21. 21. new SACE <ul><li>Physics Investigation Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Practical Investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Issues Investigations </li></ul>
  22. 22. Assessment in the new SACE <ul><li>What mark did I get? </li></ul><ul><li>There is a shift away from marks to evidence based learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Some work will have marks as well as grades. </li></ul><ul><li>Some work will only have grades. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Assessment in the new SACE <ul><li>How are the grades worked out? </li></ul><ul><li>All work will come with a rubric and will contain the criteria being assessed in that piece of work. Each rubric contains the specific features of each criterion, and the level of attainment A-E will be reported for each criterion. In addition a grade will be arrived at from the “on balance” evidence. </li></ul>
  24. 24. My Expectations <ul><ul><li>A focused, enthusiastic attitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculator (please do not bother attending without it) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pencil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ruler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Folder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lined paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graph paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework DONE </li></ul></ul>