Form III Science Outline of topics

FORM III SCIENCE

Outline of topics

Christmas Term 2013/2014

Here is a brief outline of the topics to be covered this term in Form III biology and physics.

Biology

Classification (5 kingdoms) Biological pyramids
Dichotomous keys Cycles
Ecology and sampling methods Pollution
Food chains Recycling
Webs Conservation
Energy flow Restoration
Symbiosis The impact of man’s activities on the
Predator and prey environment

Physics

Basic and derived quantities Weight
SI units Density
Measurements Relative density
Standard form Hooke’s law
Errors Moments
Sensitivity Centre of gravity
Range Equilibrium:stable, unstable, and neutral
Accuracy Pressure in solids and liquids
Linear and non-linear scales Graphs (incl. gradient and line of best fit)
Mass Transposition of equations