Physics Curriculum

5th grade

  • Forces (qualitative)
  • Energy (qualitative)
  • Simple machines
  • Astrophysics:
    • Solar system
    • Comets
    • Meteors

6th grade

  • Measurements:
    • Introduction to units
    • length
    • area
    • volume
    • mass
    • time
    • real life measurements
  • Estimation
    • length of everyday objects
    • Mass of everyday objects
    • Number of objects in a given space
  • Approximation
    • Rounding off
  • Types of motion
    • Uniform motion
    • Non-uniform motion
    • Circular motion
    • Oscillatory motion
  • Light and shadows
    • Luminous and non-luminous objects
    • Regular and Diffuse reflection
    • Plane mirrors without ray diagrams
    • Shadows
    • Eclipses
    • Reference (Eureka plus 6, except plane mirror image and pinhole camera)
  • Astrophysics:
    • stars
    • constellations
    • galaxies
    • universe

7th grade

  • Units and conversion
    • conversions from one system of units to another
  • Simple electronic circuits
    • Circuit diagrams
    • Battery
    • Resistor
    • LED
    • Motor
    • Switch
  • Motion
    • distance-time graph plotting and analysis
    • Uniform and non uniform motion
    • Calculating speed
  • Heat
    • Heat and temperature (w.r.t to molecular model, but only qualitative)
    • Heat capacity and specific heat capacity (qualitative)
  • Magnetism
    • Magnetic materials
    • Magnets
    • Attraction and repulsion
    • Only descriptions, no mechanisms
  • Simple machines
    • Types
    • Introduction to mechanical advantage
  • Seasons
    • Cause of seasons
    • Role of tilt of earth's axis
  • Weather
    • Factors affecting weather
    • Weather vs climate

8th grade

  • Force and pressure
    • Quantitative
    • Formula for pressure
    • Types of forces
    • Friction
  • Energy
    • Forms of energy
    • Renewable and non-renewable sources
    • Energy transformations
    • Law of conservation of energy
  • Properties of matter
    • States of matter
    • Change of state
    • Intermolecular forces (cohesion, adhesion, surface tension)
  • Fluid pressure
    • Liquid pressure
    • Atmospheric pressure
    • Pumps
    • Buoyancy
  • Sound
    • Amplitude, frequency, wavelength
    • Sound propagation and reception
  • Static electricity
    • Charges + and -
    • Charging by induction and conduction
    • Lightning
  • Magnetism
    • Poles
    • Attraction and repulsion
    • Multiple tiny magnets lining up model etc
  • Magnetic effect of electric current
    • Electromagnets
    • Electromagnetic induction: motors and dynamos
  • Chemical effect of electric current
    • Electrolysis
    • Electroplating
  • Heating effect of electric current
    • Resistance
    • Household appliances
    • Fuse
  • Structure of earth
    • layers of earth
    • Plate tectonics
    • earthquake
    • volcanoes
  • Optics
    • Laws of reflection
    • Plane mirrors with ray diagram
    • Convex and concave mirrors without ray diagrams
    • Pinhole camera with ray diagram
    • Refraction (qualitative)
    • Dispersion
  • Astrophysics
    • Star formation
    • Planet formation

9th grade

  • Kinematics
    • Equations of motion
    • d-t and v-t graphs
    • projectiles
  • Dynamics
    • Forces (including vector addition)
    • Momentum
    • Newton's laws of motion
    • Terminal velocity
  • Energy
    • Forms and sources of energy
    • Potential and kinetic energy
    • Law of conservation of energy
    • Work
    • Power
  • Rotational effect of forces
    • Moment of force
    • Centre of mass
    • Equilibrium
    • Law of moments
    • Levers
  • Circular motion
    • Centripetal acceleration
    • Banking of roads
  • Hooke's law
    • Stress and strain
    • Tensile strength
  • Pressure
    • Manometer
    • Barometer
    • Liquid pressure recap
  • Measurements
    • Units and dimensions
    • Scientific notation
    • Significant figures
    • Errors and variation
  • Thermal physics
    • Thermal expansion
    • Kinetic molecular model
    • Thermometers
    • Gas laws
    • Specific heat
    • Latent heat
    • Heat transfer

10th IGCSE

  • Geometrical optics
    • Shadows
    • Pinhole camera
    • Laws of reflection
    • Laws of refraction
    • Ray diagrams
    • Total internal reflection
    • Plane mirrors
    • Lenses with image formation
  • Waves
    • Transverse vs longitudinal
    • Amplitude, frequency, wavelength, particle speed, wave speed, Time period, Intensity, phase
    • v=f*lambda
    • Human limits of hearing and vision
    • Electromagnetic waves
    • Refraction
    • Interference
    • Diffraction
    • Polarization
  • Electricity
    • Electrostatics
    • Current
    • Potential difference
    • Ohm's law
    • Capacitors
    • Electric Power
    • Electronics
    • Digital electronics
  • Magnetism
    • Magnetic fields
    • Electromagnets
    • Electromagnetic induction
    • Motors
    • Generators
    • Transformers
  • Electrons
    • Cathode rays
    • Effect of electric and magnetic fields on cathode rays
    • CRO
    • CRT monitors
  • Atomic physics
    • Plum pudding model
    • Rutherford's alpha scattering
    • Rutherford model
    • Bohr Model
    • Schrodinger model
    • Sub nuclear structure
  • Radioactivity
    • Nuclides
    • Spontaneous radioactive decay
    • Half life
    • Fission
    • Fusion
    • Nuclear reactor

10th NIOS

  • Gravitation
    • Newton's law of universal gravitation
    • Mass and weight
    • Equations of motion under earth's gravity
    • Buoyancy and Archimedes' principle
  • Geometrical optics
    • Laws of reflection
    • Laws of refractiom
    • Ray diagrams
    • Plane mirror
    • Concave and convex mirror with image formation
    • R=2f
    • Concave and convex lens with image formation
    • 1/f=1/u+1/v
    • Eye defects
  • Electricity
    • Electrostatics
    • Current
    • Potential difference
    • Ohm's law
    • Capacitors
    • Electric Power
    • Electronics
  • Magnetism
    • Magnetic fields
    • Magnetic materials and natural magnets
    • Electromagnets
    • Electromagnetic induction
    • Motors
    • Generators
    • Transformers
  • Sound and communication
    • Characteristics of sound
    • Microphone
    • Telephone
    • Satellites
    • Radio transmission
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