SS1 Physics Scheme of Work for First Term

SS1 Physics Scheme of Work for First Term

The table below is the SS1 Physics Scheme of Work for First Term

Developed by the

Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)

Sub – Theme
INTERACTION OF
MATTER, SPACE
AND TIME
S/NTopic(s)Content
1Fundamental
and Derived
Quantities
and Units

1. Fundamental quantities:
mass, length, times and
electric charge.

2. Fundamental units:
kg, m, s, etc.

3. Derived quantities:
force, speed, etc.

4. Derived units:
m/s, m3, m2, etc.
2.Position,
Distance and
Displacement
1. Measurement of
distance.

2. Concept of deflection.

3. Distinction between
distance and displacement.

4. Resolution of vectors
3.Time1. Concept of time.

2. Ways of measuring
time.

4.Motion1. Types of motion:
– Random motion
– Translation motion
– Oscillatory motion
– Relative motion

2. Cause and
effects of motion.

3. Types of force:
– Contact force
– Force field

4. Reducing friction.

5. Simple idea of
circular motion.
5.Rectilinear
Acceleration
1. Concept of
acceleration.

2. Uniform/
non-uniform
acceleration.

3. Velocity-time
graph.

4. Analysis of
rectilinear motion.
7.Scalars and
Vectors
1. Concept of
scalars.

2. Concept of
vectors.

3. Distinction between
scalars and vectors.
Sub – Theme
CONSERVATION
PRINCIPLES
8.Work,
Energy and
Power
1. Concept of work,
energy and power.

2. Interchangeability of
work and energy.

3. Determination of
work, energy and
power.

4. Work done in a
force field.

5. Types of energy
(mechanical)
– Potential energy
-Kinetic energy

6. Conservation of
mechanical energy.
9.Heat Energy1. Concept of
temperature.

2. Effects of heat on
change of state,
expansion,
vaporization.

3. Expansivity.

4. Transferred heat by
conduction, convection,
radiation.

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