Nuffield Physical Science: Sections 1-7
The first Student Workbook for Nuffield Physical Science began with an extensive introduction to this novel course for students. The Workbook was not designed as a textbook. The content of each section was arranged on the same plan, and each contained four types of material: 'Introduction', passages of 'General information', directions for 'Experiments', and sets of 'Questions'.
The introductions provided a very broad summaries of the work of each section, so that students (and teachers) could see its general plan, and how it was designed to fit together both within the section and with the rest of the course.
The Teachers' Guide was more of a textbook for the teacher than is the case in some other experimental courses. The text discussed with particular care those parts of the physical science course which were likely to be new or relatively new in sixth-form science, and those topics where a new approach seemed desirable. The Guide also provided teaching notes about the experiments and answers to all the numerical questions in the Student Workbook.
Section 1: Forces, motion, and energy
Section 2: The elements of the second short period
Section 3: Kinetic theory and phase equilibria
Section 4: Some important chemical reactions
Section 5: Electricity and atomic structure
Section 6: Chemical equilibrium
Section 7: Intermolecular and interionic forces: structure and properties
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