Department of Physics

PRISMS PLUS Units and Learning Cycle

Unit 1 FORCE AND MOTION

1 Kinematics

2 Making tracks

3 Accelerating Tracks

4 Vector Vector, What’s My Vector?

5 Relative Motion 6 Static Equilibrium

7 Inertia

8 Newton’s Second Law

9 Using Graphs to Understand Newton’s Second Law

10 Weight

11 Newton’s Third Law

12 Impulse and Change in Linear Momentum

13 Conservation of Linear Momentum

14 Projectile Motion

UNIT 2 WORK AND ENERGY

1 Work

2 Power

3 Conservation of Energy

4 Heat and Temperature

5 Change of Phase

6 Mechanical Equivalent of Heat

7 Ideal Gas Laws

8 Solar Energy

UNIT 3 WAVES AND OPTICS

1 Incandescence or Luminescence?

2 Inverse Square

3 Velocity, Frequency and Wavelength

4 Speed of Sound

5 Factors Affecting Frequency

6 Reflection

7 Refraction

8 Lenses

9 Image Size and Location

10 Diffraction and Interference

11 Color

12 Polarized Light

UNIT 4 ELECTRICITY, MAGNETISM, AND MODERN PHYSICS

1 Electrostatics

2 Electric Fields

3 Magnetic Fields

4 Electric Circuits

5 Ohm’s Law

6 Capacitors

7 Motors

8 Generator

9 Radioactive Decay

10 Spectra and Energy