Lesson 
Learning Outcomes 
Notes 
Book Ref. 
Specification Ref. 
1  Speed 
 Explain
what is meant by speed
 Know the
units m/s
 Select and
use the equation
speed =
dist/time 
Number crunching
exercise is the name of the game  stress showing workings and
units etc. 
Pages 94/95 

2  Acceleration 
 Explain
what is meant by acceleration.
 Know the
units m/s^{2}
 Select and
use the equations:
a = (vu)/t
and
acceleration
= change in speed/time 
Developing
correct use of vocabulary is essential  pupils should start to
use the terms "accelerate and "acceleration" and be clear that
accelerating means increasing speed. It
may be helpful to introduce the units as "metres per second each
second" to clarify the concept. 
Pages 98/99 

3  Distance/time
graphs 
 Be able to
sketch or
plot distancetime graphs for objects moving
at constant speed.
 Be able to interpret
distance time graphs to determine whether an object is
moving at a constant speed or accelerating.
 Be able to
calculate
speed from a distance/time graph, by finding the gradient.


Pages 96/97 

4  Speed/time
graphs 
 Be able to
sketch or
plot speedtime graphs for objects moving
at constant speed and constant acceleration.
 Be able to
calculate
acceleration and distance travelled from a speed/time graph.


Pages 100/101 

5  Resultant Forces 
 Be able to combine multiple forces into a
single "resultant force"
 Be able to describe how a resultant force
will change the motion of an object.


Pages 90/91 

6
 Force, mass,
acceleration 

Investigate the relationship between force, mass and
acceleration.
 Select and
use the equation:
Force = Mass
x Acceleration 
For Foundation
groups concentrate on the qualitative idea that a bigger applied
force gives a bigger acceleration (not just 'makes it go
faster'!) but a bigger mass is harder to accelerate. Give a few
very simple F = ma calculations. 
Pages 92/93

complete
this sheet
of force/mass/acceleration calculations. 
7  Resistive Forces 
 Carry out a practical to investigate the
size of the frictional force acting on a wooden block for a
variety of surfaces

Introduce key terms

Pages 102/103 

8  Stopping distances 
 Carry out a practical task to measure
reaction time, and observe the effects of distractions on
reaction time.
 Know the factors that affect thinking
distance, and those that affect braking distance.
 Determine thinking distance, braking
distance and total stopping distance by the plotting and
analysis of motion graphs or otherwise.

Key terms: reaction time, thinking
distance, braking distance and stopping distance. 
Pages 104/105 

9 
Mass and weight 
 Explain
the difference between mass and weight
 Convert
mass/weight using 1kg
= 10N on
Earth.

Explain difference
between mass ( amount of material) and weight (pull of gravity).
Show that 1kg = 10N using practical measurement. Practise
problems on mass and weight.
Summary  discuss
effect of reduced gravity on moon  show video clips. 
Pages 106/107 

10 
Terminal Speed Extended
writing opportunity 
 Understand
that air resistance acts on moving objects and increases
with speed.
 Explain
why falling or moving objects reach terminal speed.
 Sketch and
explain a Speed/Time graph for a falling object.


Pages 108/109 

11  Hooke's law 
 Carry out a practical task to investigate
how the extension of a spring varies with the force applied.
 Know that the extension of a spring is
proportional to the force applied, within the elastic region.
 Be able to use the equation F = k × e
to solve numerical problems involving the elastic
deformation of materials.

Key terms: elastic region, plastic
region, directly proportional, spring constant, limit of
proportionality. 
Pages 110/111 

12  Hooke's law II 
 Understand the terms elastic region,
plastic region and limit of
proportionality.
 Be able to sketch and label a graph for a
material being stretched.


Pages 110/111 
