If this Unit is being delivered on a free-standing basis, teachers and lecturers should cover the mandatory skills and key areas in ways which are most appropriate for delivery in their centres. These should be overtaken throughout the Unit and are an integral part of learning and teaching. Course Support Notes for National 4 Physics Course 19 Candidate 1 Course Support Notes for National 4 Physics Course 20 Candidate 1 contd Course Support Notes for National 4 Physics Course 21 Candidate 2 Assessment Standards can be achieved using one or a number of pieces of evidence covering work done on different occasions. Learners who have completed Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes will find these an appropriate basis for doing the Course. Knowledge of approaches to minimising risks associated with electromagnetic radiations. Determine the efficiency of an electric motor or water pump. Working with others Learning activities provide many opportunities, in all areas of the Course, for learners to work with others.
It may also be useful to refer to the Physics Progression Framework. During collisions, the kinetic energy will not be completely transferred into heat energy in the brakes, but may cause damage to the car and occupants during the collision. Safety precautions to be taken with the radiation. Use sandpaper or a rubber to demonstrate that friction converts movement energy to heat. Exemplification of key areas Research different energy sources. Course Support Notes for National 4 Physics Course Compare the efficiency of a microwave oven to that of a kettle by heating water. Learners will research issues, apply scientific skills and communicate information related to their findings, which will develop skills of scientific literacy.
The material provides suggestions on approaches to learning and teaching. Investigate whether exo-planets could support life, possibly using support from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh Exo-planets Project. Please refer to the note of changes at the end of this document for details of changes from previous version where applicable. From the above famous equation you can see that an increase in the mass, m, will reduce the acceleration provided the unbalanced force remains the same. Approaches to assessment and gathering evidence The purpose of this section is to give advice on approaches to assessment for the Unit. Investigate the uses of different satellites related to the orbital period or height and their potential impact on society.
Skills, knowledge and understanding covered in the Course Note: teachers and lecturers should refer to the Added Value Unit Specification for mandatory information about the skills, knowledge and understanding to be covered in this Course. Effective partnership working can enhance the science experience. They provide advice and guidance on approaches to delivering and assessing the National 4 Physics Course. Course Support Notes for National 4 Physics Course 15 5. Only if they exist in a special zone around the star called the Goldilocks Zone.
See the Unit Support Notes for guidance on approaches to assessment of the Units of the Course. This can be integrated into a related sequence of activities, centred on an idea, theme or application of physics, based on appropriate contexts, and need not be restricted to the Unit structure. Reading, writing and presenting text, symbolic representation, tables, graphs and diagrams. Research Car manufacturers research and develop safety features for their vehicles then promote the improvements in order to reassure buyers that their cars are safe. Course Support Notes for National 4 Physics Course 14 Developing skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work Learners are expected to develop broad generic skills as an integral part of their learning experience. Learners will use the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake an investigation into a topical issue in physics.
It is recognised that centres have their own duties under equality and other legislation and policy initiatives. The approach should involve learners and provide supportive feedback. The contexts for key areas are open to personalisation and choice, so centres are likely to devise their own learning activities. It provides an outline of the level of demand and detail of the key areas. Research into the use of ultrasound in medical scanning, and in ranging devices. If a Unit Support Notes for Physics: Dynamics and Space National 4 Unit 55 holistic approach is used then it is necessary to be able to track individual Assessment Standard evidence. The skills and knowledge should be able to be applied to new content and contexts to enrich the learning experience.
With this part of Volume 4, then, we come to the application by the Chinese of physical principles in the control of forces and in the use of power; we cross the frontier separating tools from the machine. Unit Assessment Support These documents contain details of Unit assessment task s , show approaches to gathering evidence and how the evidence can be judged against the Outcomes and Assessment Standards. Knowledge of some practical applications of magnets and electromagnets. The tables below show one way of recording evidence. Teaching should involve an appropriate range of approaches to develop knowledge and understanding and skills for learning, life and work. Knowledge of sound level measurement, including decibel scale.
Authorised by Qualifications Development Manager Date June 2013 © Scottish Qualifications Authority 2013 This document may be reproduced in whole or in part for educational purposes provided that no profit is derived from reproduction and that, if reproduced in part, the source is acknowledged. Examine a range of applications using permanent and electromagnets and justify why each type of 7 magnet is used. Awareness of space exploration and its impact on our understanding of the universe and planet Earth. The Physics Progression framework shows the development of the key areas throughout the suite of Courses. Research into sources and effects of nuclear radiation including natural sources eg radon man-made sources eg plutonium , their effects on living things eg leukaemia and their effects on non-living things scintillation, sparks between high voltages. This is also the ability to understand the results.
Progression into this Unit Entry to this Unit is at the discretion of the centre. The third deals with civil and hydraulic engineering and with nautical technology. The use of a variety of active learning approaches is encouraged, including peer teaching and assessment, individual and group presentations, role-playing and game-based learning, with learner-generated questions. Topic Key area Car safety Relationship between forces, motion and energy Electricity generation using nuclear sources Generation of electricity, nuclear radiation Medical uses of electromagnetic radiation Electromagnetic spectrum Water waves as a source of energy Generation of electricity Hybrid vehicles Generation of electricity A resource pack has been developed for one of these investigations and can be found in Appendix 2. Gas laws and the kinetic model Knowledge of the kinetic model of a gas. It involves interpreting the data and considering its reliability in making reasoned deductions and informed decisions.