Revised Nuffield Physics Teachers’ Guide Year 4
The Teachers’ Guides for Revised Nuffield Physics sought to convey the spirit of the approach and its rationale while providing all the technical details for the experiments (based on the Guides to Experiments in the first edition). The guides suggested a language for talking about ideas in physics at an appropriate level at each stage of the course. The guides did not include answers to the many questions in the parallel student texts.
The Guide for Year 4 included discussions of the suggested approaches to the major topics in the programme including Newton’s laws of motion, the kinetic theory of gases and energy conservation.
Many of the experiments have been re-presented, with modern guidance on health and safety, on the Practical Physics website.
General Editors' Preface
Preface to Year 4
SECTION I MECHANICS
Chapter 1: Motion
Chapter lA: Help with Useful Mathematics and Metric Measurements
Chapter 2: Force, Mass, Acceleration
Chapter 3: Newton's First Law
Chapter 4: Momentum; Conservation of Momentum
Chapter 5: Kinetic Energy, Conservation of PE and KE
SECTION II GASES
Chapter 6: Gases I
Chapter 7: Gases II Richer predictions
Chapter 8: Gases In A Greater Prediction - after a Hard Climb
SECTION III UNIVERSAL CONSERVATION; POWER AND HUMAN ENERGY
Chapter 9: Energy and its Grand Total: Conservation
Chapter 10: Power and Human Energy
SECTION IV ELECTRICITY
Chapter 11: Electric Circuits with Voltmeters
Chapter 12: Ohm's Law and Others
Chapter 13: Power in Electric Circuits
Chapter 14: Electrons
Appendix 1: Multiflash photography
Appendix 2: Processing films in the laboratory
Appendix 3: Operating instructions for cathode ray oscilloscopes
Appendix 4: Using the timer-scaler as a clock
Appendix 5: Suppliers of solid carbon dioxide
HEALTH and SAFETY
Any use of a resource that includes a practical activity must include a risk assessment. Please note that collections may contain ARCHIVE resources, which were developed at a much earlier date. Since that time there have been significant changes in the rules and guidance affecting laboratory practical work. Further information is provided in our Health and Safety guidance.