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Required Practicals | Physics Past Papers & Lessons |

Specific Heat Capacity

Investigating the specific heat capacity of different metals.

Thermal Insulation

Investigate the preparation of pure, dry hydrated copper sulfate crystals starting from copper oxide including the use of a water bath.

Resistance & Length of Wire

Investigate how the resistance of electrical circuits is affected by the length of a wire at constant temperature.

Resistance: Series and Parallel

Investigate how the arrangement of resistors in series and in parallel affect resistance.

I-V Characteristics

Investigating the I-V characteristics of circuit components: resistor, filament, diode.

Density Experiments

Investigating density of regularly and irregularly shaped solids and liquids.

Hooke’s Law Experiments

Investigate the relationship between force and extension of a spring. Hooke’s Law

Newton’s Second Law

How are force, mass and acceleration related? F = ma

Measuring the effect of force on acceleration at constant mass

Measuring the effect of mass on acceleration with a constant force.

Measure Wave Speed

Observing the properties of waves in liquids and solids.

Reflection & Refraction of Light

Describe how to investigate the reflection of light by different types of surface and the refraction of light by different substances. How to measure the angles of incidence and refraction to calculate refractive index, and how to find the critical angle for Total Internal Reflection?

Infrared Radiation & Absorption

Investigating the amount of infrared radiation radiated from different surfaces using a Leslie cube.

Properties of Water

Investigate the properties of water by determining the specific heat capacity of water and obtaining a temperature-time graph for melting ice.

Errors in Experiments

Variables in a experiment: independent, dependent, controls

Types of errors: random errors, uncertainty, parallax error, systematic error, zero error

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