Unit 1 Physics Notes



 Unit/Area of Study  Topics  Notes  Online Resources
   Unit.1 What ideas explain the physical world
 1. How can thermal effects be explained?  Temperature Notes 1.1.1  Celsius Video
Fahrenheit Video
Absolute Zero
Finding Absolute Zero
Balloons & liquid Nitrogen
Temperature Science
PhET Worksheet – Absolute Zero
 Heat transfer Notes 1.1.2  PhET States of matter
Thermal equilibrium
 PhET Energy forms & changes
Khan Academy – Thermodynamics
The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
The 1st Law of Thermodynamics
 1st Law of Thermodynamics
Misconceptions about Temperature
Heat transfer
Heat quantities Notes 1.1.3  Energy content of food
Calculating an equilibrium temperature
 Latent Heat Notes 1.1.4
Transfer of Energy Notes 1.1.5 Ice cutting experiment
BBC Heat Transfer
PhET Stefan Boltzmann demo
Introductory Video
 Explanatory Video
 Virtual Lab
 Atmosphere thumbprints
Juddy tutorial video
Climate Change Notes 1.1.6 Global Heat Record
An Inconvenient Truth 
National Geographic site
 2. How do electric circuits work? Current Electricity Notes 1.2.1 CrashCourse: Electric charge
CrashCourse: Electric current
What is current?
 Circuit basics
 PhET Circuit Builder
 PhET Ohm’s Law demo
 Circuit Analysis  Notes 1.2.2 CrashCourse: Circuit analysis
Juddy Productions: Electric circuit activity video
Juddy Productions: Electric circuit activity – solution video
Juddy Productions: Voltage divider challenge video
Juddy Productions: Voltage divider challenge – solution video
 Using electricity Notes 1.2.3
3. What is matter and how is it formed? Radioactivity and the nucleus Notes 1.3.1 What is a neutrino?
Antimatter explained
Known isotopes
 Nuclear Half Life and Decay Series Notes 1.3.2  PhET – Alpha decay
 PhET – Beta decay
Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail (1)
Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail (2)
Sample Decay Series
 Nuclear Forces Notes 1.3.3  Khan Academy video
Mouse Trap – Nuclear Fission
Veritasium – Energy of the sun
Binding Energy Calculations
The Standard Model Notes 1.3.4 Four Fundamental Forces
Subatomic Particles
The standard model (Bozeman video)
The standard model (Ri video)
Gravitational Waves
The best & worst predictions in Science
The Australian Synchrotron
 Historic Timeline 20th Century How big is the universe?
Henriett Leavitt Discovery (1912)
Harlow Shapley Discovery(1920)
  Edwin Hubble Discovery (1929)
Penzias & Wilson Discovery (1964)
 The Expanding Universe The Hubble Law (Dr Brian Cox)
The Doppler Effect
The Big Bang Theory Minute Physics: Pictures of the Big Bang
Minute Physics: Expansion
The Beginning of Everything
Veritasium: Big Bang Theory
Evidence of Comsic Inflation


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