Physics

Resources for Grade 12 Physics:

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The simulations below are from the Phet Interactive Simulations, http://phet.colorado.edu/.

DYNAMICS

Pendulum Lab

Pendulum Lab

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Projectile Motion

Projectile Motion

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Ladybug Motion 2D

Ladybug Motion 2D

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Ramp: Forces & Motion

Ramp: Forces and Motion

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ENERGY & MOMENTUM

Ramp: Force, Energy, Work

The Ramp

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Collision Lab

Collision Lab

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Masses & Springs

Masses & Springs

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Sound

Sound

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G., E & B FIELDS

Capacitor Lab

Capacitor Lab

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Circuit Construction: DC

Circuit Construction Kit (DC Only)

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Circuit Constr’n: AC & DC

Circuit Construction Kit (AC+DC)

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Magnet & Compass

Magnet and Compass

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Magnets & Electromagnets

Magnets and Electromagnets

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Generator

Generator

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Faraday’s EM Lab

Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab

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Conductivity

Conductivity

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Semiconductors

Semiconductors

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WAVE NATURE OF LIGHT

Bending Light

Bending Light

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Geometric Optics

Geometric Optics

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Blackbody Spectrum

Blackbody Spectrum

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Neon & Other Lamps

Neon Lights & Other Discharge Lamps

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Photoelectric Effect

Photoelectric Effect

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Wave Interference

Wave Interference

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MODERN PHYSICS

See Animations.

DYNAMICS

Significant Figures

How to count Sig Figs in Measurements.

Scientific Notation

Scientific Notation & review of Sig Figs.

Circular Motion

Understanding dynamics of circular motion.

Centripetal Force

Centr. force, banked curves, tangential velocity.

Centrifugal Force

Centrifugal force with a few examples.

Elevator Problem

Classic elevator net force problems.

Relative Velocity – Air Turbulence

ENERGY & MOMENTUM

Potential & Kinetic Energy

Derivation & conservation of energy.

Work-Energy Theorem

Using W-KE to solve a motion problem.

Conservation of Energy

Energy conservation in various systems.

Ballistic Pendulum

Cannot be solved with Cons. of E alone.

Foucault Pendulum

Observation from different ref frames.

Momentum Problem

Fish lunch momentum problem.

Cons. of Momentum

Newton’s laws leads to cons. of momentum.

Angular Momentum

Conservation of angular momentum.

G., E & B FIELDS

Force of Gravity

Manipulating equation for gravity.

Earth’s Gravity

Applying Gravitation eqn to Earth.

Electric Fields

Concept of electric fields explained.

Electric Potential

Compared to other potential energy forms.

Voltage Drop

Simple series circuit with two bulbs.

Parallel Circuit

Rules when bulbs are in parallel.

Battery Demo

Circuit features: a car battery & bulbs.

Magnetism

From bar magnets to electric motors.

DC Electric Motor

Magnetic Forces and the DC Electric Motor.

WAVE NATURE OF LIGHT

Angle of Incidence

Experiment showing reflection & refraction.

Invisibility Thru Refraction

Making things become invisible with light.

Double-slit experiment

Dr Quantum – Double Slit Experiment.

Double Slit Documentary

Real-life demo of double-slit experiment.

MODERN PHYSICS

Time Travel: Einstein

Theory of Relativity.

Simultaneity – Relativity

Different reference frames & events.

Time Dilation

Relativity theory: different reference frames.

Doppler Effect

Examples with light and sound waves.

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Particle-in-a-box Diaries Mugs Advert

Questions & Answers: Every Unit in Grade 12 Physical Science

Questions & Answers for Every Unit in Grade 12 Physical Science.PDF
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DYNAMICS

G., E & B FIELDS

WAVE NATURE OF LIGHT

ENTIRE UNIT

001 – Unit Outline – Wave Nature of Light.DOC

01 – READ ME FIRST – Teacher Notes.DOC

1a – Properties of Waves and Light – Lesson Plan.DOC

1b – Properties of Waves and Light – Worksheet.DOC

2a – Refraction and Total Internal Reflection – Lesson Plan.DOC

2b – Refraction and Total Internal Reflection – Leading questions.DOC

2c – Refraction and Total Internal Reflection – Worksheet.DOC

2d – Refraction and Total Internal Reflection – Exit Ticket.DOC

2e – Fibre Optics – Worksheet.DOC

3a – Diffraction and Interference of Water Waves – Lesson Plan.DOC

3b – Diffraction and Interference of Water Waves – Worksheet.DOC

3c – Interference pattern – exit ticket.PDF

4 – Light – Wave or Particle – Lesson Plan.DOC

5 – Youngs Double Slit Experiment – Lesson Plan.DOC

6a – Waves and Light Review – Lesson Plan.DOC

6b – Waves and Light Review – Worksheet.DOC

7a – Quiz 1 and Culminating Assessment Intro – Lesson Plan.DOC

7b – Waves and Light – Quiz.DOC

8 – Interference in Thin Films – Lesson Plan.DOC

9a – Single Slit Diffraction.DOC

9b – Single-Slit Diffraction Lab.DOC

10a – Diffraction Grating – Lesson Plan.DOC

10b – Diffraction Grating Lab.DOC

11 – Electromagnetic Radiation – Lesson Plan<.DOC/a>

12 – Polarization of Light – Lesson Plan.DOC

13a – Applications of the Wave Nature of Light – Review.DOC

13b – Applications of the Wave Nature of Light – Worksheet.DOC

14a – Lesson Plan.DOC

14b – Applications of the Wave Nature of Ligth – Quiz.DOC

15 – Culminating Assessment Work Period – Lesson Plan.DOC

Electromagnetic Spectrum.DOC

Teacher’s Notes.DOC

Test v1.DOC

Test v2.DOC

Test v3.DOC

Test v4.DOC

Test v5.DOC

Test v6.DOC

Tests v7 & v8.DOC

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