Year 10 Physical World
While exploring the Physical World, you’ll work through four sections:
- Forces – we’ll explore a range of forces and their effects, what happens when they’re balanced and unbalanced, and their effect on an object’s motion.
- Magnetic forces – you’ll learn about how magnets work, how an object can become magnetised, and what uses magnets have.
- Electrical energy – in this section we’ll cover different forms of electricity and how these different forms can be used.
- Electric circuits – to wrap up the course we’ll take a look at some basic electrical circuits and how we draw them.
This course will complement what you learned in Year 9 Physical World, to provide you with a full grounding in the knowledge and skills you need to take forward to Year 11 Science or Physics.
How you’ll learn
People learn in different ways. Here are some of the ways you can learn and interact with the materials in this online course.
Self-paced learning – This online course is set up so you can learn at your own pace. So, although there are ‘suggested’ times for each page, they’re just a guideline. Plan your learning to suit you.
Diagrams, videos and interactions – Some people prefer to learn by reading, some by watching and listening, and some by doing. We’ve used diagrams, videos and interactions alongside the text, so that there’s something for everyone!
Practise activities – Throughout this course there are lots of short activities. These activities are for you to check your own understanding, not for someone to mark them. These activities give you a great chance to practise what you’ve learned and compare your answer with the model feedback without being assessed.
Glossary – We’ll be using some technical words and phrases in this course. To help you grow your vocab around the topics, the course includes an online glossary. When you see a word or phrase underlined in the text, move your cursor over it and a definition will pop up – easy as! You can also choose to print a copy of the full glossary.
Discussions – Sharing with others can also be a great way to learn. Talk with your classmates and teacher at school about the ideas you come across in this online course. Even chat to your family at the dinner table about the things you’re learning – if you can explain the ideas to others, you can really be confident in your own understanding.