Recent Scheme of Work on Physics

Syllabus for Senior Secondary

FIRST TERM
SSS 1 SSS 2 SSS 3
WEEK 1: Revision
WEEK 1: Revision
WEEK 1: Revision
WEEK 2

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic: Fundamentals and Derived Quantities and Units
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Fundamental quantities: mass length, time and electric charge 2. Fundamental units: kg, m, s, etc. 3. Derived quantities: force, speed, etc. 4. Derived units: m/s m3, m2, etc.
WEEK 2

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic:Position, distance and displacement.
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Concept of position and position coordinate
2. Frames of reference.
WEEK 2

Theme: Conservation Principles
Topic: Energy and Society
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Sources of energy.
2. fenewabie and non renewable energy.
3. Uses of Energy
4. Energy and development.
5. Energy diversification and conservation.
6. Environmental impact of energy use: Global warning and Green house effect, Oil spillage.
7. Energy Crisis
Topic: Conversion of Energy
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Conversion of: Mechanical energy to electrical, heat, sound, energies, etc, Electrical energy to heat, mechanical energies, Radiation energy to electrical, heat energies, etc., Chemical energy to electrical, mechanical energies (vice versa) etc.,
2. Devices used is energy conversion in above.
WEEK 3

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic: Position, Distance and Displacement
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Measurement of distance.
2. Concept of defection
3. Distinction between distance and displacement
WEEK 3

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic: Vectors
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Concept of vectors
2. Vector representation
3. Addition of vectors
4. Resolution of vectors.
WEEK 3

Theme: Waves, Motion Without Material Transfer
Topic: Properties of Waves
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Interference of waves: light and sound.
2. Diffraction of waves: sound and light.
3. Polarization of light: application in Polaroid only.
Topic: Electromagnetic Waves
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Electromagnetic spectrum
WEEK 4

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic: Time
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Concept of time.
2. Ways of measuring time.
WEEK 4

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic: Speed, velocity and Acceleration.
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Speed as a scalar quantity.
2. Velocity and acceleration as vector quantities.
3. Concept of resultant velocity using vector representation.
4. V - t graphs
5. Instantaneous velocity and acceleration
WEEK 4

Theme: Fields At Rest And In Motion
Topic: Gravitational Field
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Gravitational force between two masses (Newton's law of universal gravitation)
2. 'G' as a universal constant.
3. Solar system
4. Kepter's laws.
5. Natural and Artificial satellites.
6. Escape velocity.
Topic: Electric Field
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Produciton of continuum charges: primary cells, secondary cells.
2. Electric circuit series and parallel arrangement of cells and resistors.
3. Shunt and multiplier.
4. Resistivity and conductivity
5. Principle of potentiometer.
Meter bridge.
Whetstone bridge.
6. Measurement of
- electric current
- Potential difference
- Resistance
- EMF of a cell
7. Electrical conduction through liquids and gases: Electrolytes and non electrolytes.
Conduction of charged electrolytes,
- Voltameter
- Electoplating
- Hot cathode emission
- Applications
8. Faraday's law of electrolysis
9. Electric force between point charges (Coulomb's law)
10. Concept of: Electric field, Electric field intensity, Electric potential.
11. Capacitance:
- Definition.
- Arrangement of capacitors in a circuit.
- Energy stored in a charged capacitor.
WEEK 5

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic: Motion
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Types of motion: Random motion, Translational motion, Rotational 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.
WEEK 5

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic: Equation of uniformly accelerated motion
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Application and interpretation of equations of motion in simple problems.
WEEK 5

Theme: Fields At Rest And In Motion
Topic: Magnetic fields
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Concept of magnetic field.
2. Magnetic field around:
- a bar magnetic
- a straight conductor carrying current
- a solenoid.
3. Magnets :
- Temporary and permanent,
- Making magnets.
4. Application of electromagnetic field.
5. Earth's magnetic field :
- Description and use
- Mariner's compass
6. Magnetic force on a moving charge.
Topic: Electro-magnetic Field
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Concept of electro-magnetic field.
2. Interaction between magnetic field and currents in :
- A current carrying wire in a magnetic field.
3. A current carrying solenoid in a magnetic field.
4. Applications of electromagnetic field.
- Electric motor
- Moving coil galvanometer
- Induction coil.
5. Electro-magnetic induction :
- Faraday's law
- Motor generator effect
- Eddy currents
WEEK 6

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic: Speed and Velocity
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Concept of speed.
2. Concept of velocity.
3. Distance-time graph or displacement time graph.
WEEK 6

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic: Equilibrium of forces.
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Resultant and equilibrant forces.
2. Parallel forces.
3. Moment of a force (Torque)
4. Centre of gravity and equilibrium
5. Equilibrium of bodies in liquids
6. Archimedes' principle.
7. Law of flotation
WEEK 6

Theme: Fields At Rest And In Motion
Topic: Simple A.C. circuits
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Alternating current circuits :
- Nomenclature in a.c. circuits.
- Peak and r.m.s values.
- Series circuits containing resistance, inductance, capacitance.
- Reactance and impedance.
2. Power in an a.c. circuit
WEEK 7

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic: Rectilinear Acceleration.
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Concept of acceleration.
2. Uniform/non-uniform acceleration
3. Velocity-time graph
4. Analysis of rectilinear motion.
WEEK 7

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic: Projectile
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Concept of projectile
2. Simple problems involving range, height and time of flight.
WEEK 7

Theme: Energy Quantization And Duality Of Matter
Topic: Models of the atom
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Concept of the atom. The various models of the atom.
- Thomson
- Rutherford
- Bohr
- Electron-cloud models
2. Limitations of physical models
Topic : Nucleus
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Radioactivity - natural and artificial :
- isotopes
- Radioactive elements
- Radioactive emission
- Half-life and decay constant.
2. Nuclear reaction
- Fission
- Fusion
- Nuclear energy
- Nuclear power and atomic bomb.
3. Nigeria's nuclear energy programme.
WEEK 8

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic: Scalars and vectors
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Concept of scalars
2. Concept of vectors
3. Distinction. Between scalars and vectors.
WEEK 8

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic: Simple harmonic motion.
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Definition of simple harmonic motion
2. Speed and acceleration of simple harmonic motion
3. Period, frequency and amplitude of simple harmonic motion.
4. Energy of simple harmonic motion.
5. Forced vibration and resonance
WEEK 8

Theme: Energy Quantization And Duality Of Matter
Topic: Energy quantization
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Energy levels in atom.
- Ground state
- Excited state
- Emission of light-energy on return to ground state.
2. Photo-electric effect.
3. Einstein photo-electric equation and its explanation.
4. X-ray:
- Production
- Characteristics and properties
- Uses.
Topic: Duality of Matter
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Wave - particle duality
WEEK 9

Theme: Interaction Of Matter, Space And Time
Topic: Scalars and vectors
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Concept of scalars
2. Concept of vectors
3. Distinction. Between scalars and vectors. (Cont.)
WEEK 9

Theme: Conservation Principles
Topic: Mechanical Energy
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Concept of work as a measure of energy.
2. Quantitative treatment of mechanical energy.
3. Conservation of mechanical energy
4. Application of mechanical energy.
5. Machines: Types of machine, Force ratio (mechanical advantage), Velocity ratio, Efficiency.
6. Friction
WEEK 9

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: Battery
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Battery
Topic: Electroplating
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Electroplating

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SECOND TERM
SSS 1 SSS 2 SSS 3
WEEK 1: Revision
WEEK 1: Revision
WEEK 1: Revision
WEEK 2

Theme: Conservation Principles
Topic: Work, Energy and Power
Sub-Topic:
Content:
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.
WEEK 2

Theme: Conservation Principles
Topic: Heat Energy (i) Temperature and it's measurement
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Temperature and its measurements
2. Thermometers
- Constant volume gas Thermometer.
- Liquid-in glass thermometer.
- Resistance thermometer
- Thermocouple
3. Absolute scale of temperature
4. Pressure and temperature of a gas.
5. Pressure law.
6. Molecular explanation of temperature.
WEEK 2

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: Application of Electromagnetic field
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Galvanometer
2. Electric motor
3. Generators
WEEK 3

Theme: Conservation Principles
Topic: Heat Energy
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Concept of temperature
2. Effects of heat on change of state, expansion, vaporization
3. Expansivity
4. Transferred heat by Conduction, convection, radiation
WEEK 3

Theme: Conservation Principles
Topic: Heat Energy Measurements.
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Specific Heat. Concept of specific heat capacity its measurement Its significance
2. Latent Heat Concept of latent heat Measurement of specific latent heat of fusion and of vaporization Effect of pressure and impurities on melting and boiling points
3. Some applications latent heat.
4. Evaporation, Boiling and Sublimation
5. Relative humidity and dew point.
WEEK 3

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: Transmission systems
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Transformer
WEEK 4

Theme: Conservation Principles
Topic:
1. Electric Charges. LESSON NOTE
2. Electrostatic I LESSON NOTE
3. Electrostatic II LESSON NOTE

Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Production of charges.
2. Types of charges
3. Distribution of charges.
4. Storage of charges.
WEEK 4

Theme: Conservation Principles
Topic: Gas Laws
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Measurement of gas pressure
2. Pressure law
3. Barometers in practical use.
4. Boyle's law and its application.
5. Chales' law and its application.
6. General gas law.
WEEK 4

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: Uses of machines
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Need for use of machines in doing work.
- easier
- quicker
- more conveniently
2. Instances of use of machines :
- At homes
- In offices
- In industry
- In agriculture
- In transportation etc.
WEEK 5

Theme: Conservation Principles
Topic: Electric Charges.
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Production of charges.
2. Types of charges
3. Distribution of charges.
4. Storage of charges. (Cont.)
WEEK 5

Theme: Waves-Motion Without Material Transfer
Topic: Types of Waves LESSON NOTE
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Longitudinal waves.
2. Transverse waves.
3. Wave equation Y= A sin (wt - 2πx/λ)
WEEK 5

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic:Repairs and maintenance of machines
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Need for repairs of machines
2. Need for regular maintenance of machines
3. Maintenance schedule of machines.
WEEK 6

Theme: Field At Rest And In Motion
Topic: Description and property of Fields
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Concept of fields.
2. Types of fields: Gravitational field, Magnetic field, Electric field
3. Properties of a force field.
WEEK 6

Theme: Waves-Motion Without Material Transfer
Topic: Light waves
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Sources of light.
2. Light and matter.
3. Transmission of light.
4. Reflection of light at: Plane mirror surfaces, Curved mirrors
5. Formation of images by Plane mirrors Curved mirrors
6. Laws of reflection.
7. Parabolic mirror as application of reflection of light on curved surfaces.
8. Refraction of light through Rectangular glass block. Triangular prism
9. Laws of refraction.
10. Critical angle and total internal reflection.
11. Angle of deviation.
12. Dispersion of white light.
13. Sun's energy and the radiation to the earth.
14. Converging lenses.
Diverging lenses.
WEEK 6

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: Dams and Energy Production
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Location of dams for producing electricity in Nigeria
2. Principle of production of electricity from a dams.
WEEK 7

Theme: Field At Rest And In Motion
Topic: Gravitational field.
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Acceleration due to gravity.
2. Shape and dimension of the earth.
WEEK 7

Theme: Waves-Motion Without Material Transfer
Topic: Sound waves
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Sources of sound.
2. Transmission of sound.
3. Noise and music.
4. Intensity and loudness, pitch and frequency.
5. Forced variation
6. Resonance, Harmonics and overtones.
7. Speed of sound in solid, Liquid and Air
8. Velocity of sound its measurement.
9. Stationary waves.
WEEK 7

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: Rockets and Satellites
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Component parts of rockets and satellites
2. Functions or rockets and satellites
3. Uses of rockets and satellites
WEEK 8

Theme: Field At Rest And In Motion
Topic: Electric Field
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Electric lines of force
2. Potential difference and electric current
3. Production of electric current.
4. Electric circuit.
5. Electric conduction through materials.
6. Ohm's Law.
WEEK 8

Theme: Waves-Motion Without Material Transfer
Topic: Human Eye
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. The Human Eye
2. Comparison of eye and camera.
3. Defects of vision.
4. Correction of defects.
WEEK 8

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: Niger-SAT I
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Features of Niger-SAT I
2. Its operation and uses.
WEEK 9

Theme: Field At Rest And In Motion
Topic: Electric Field
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Electric lines of force
2. Potential difference and electric current
3. Production of electric current.
4. Electric circuit.
5. Electric conduction through materials.
6. Ohm's Law. (Cont.)
WEEK 9

Theme: Waves-Motion Without Material Transfer
Topic: Application of sound waves
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Wind instruments: Clarinet Flute Saxophone Trumpet
2. Stringed instruments: Guitar Sonometer Piano
3. Percussion instruments: Drum Bell, talking drum
4. Echoes and their applications
5. Hearing aid
WEEK 9

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: NICOM-SAT I
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Features of NICOM-SAT I
2. Its operation and uses.

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THIRD TERM
SSS 1 SSS 2 SSS 3
WEEK 1: Revision
WEEK 1: Revision
WEEK 1: Revision
WEEK 2

Theme: Energy Quantization And Quality Of Matter
Topic: Particulate Nature of Matter
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Structure of matter: Evidence of particle nature of matter. Simple atomic structure.
2. Molecules: Their nature Size
3. Crystal structure of matter
WEEK 2

Theme: Energy Quantization And Duality Of Matter
Topic: Molecular Theory of Matter
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Fundamental assumptions of molecular theory
WEEK 2

Theme:
Topic:
Sub-Topic:
Content:

WEEK 3

Theme: Energy Quantization And Quality Of Matter
Topic: Particulate Nature of Matter
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. States of matter: Solid, Liquid and Gas
2. Photons: particle nature of photons.
WEEK 3

Theme: Energy Quantization And Duality Of Matter
Topic: Molecular Theory of Matter
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Fundamental assumptions of molecular theory (Cont.)
WEEK 3

Theme:
Topic:
Sub-Topic:
Content:

WEEK 4

Theme: Energy Quantization And Quality Of Matter
Topic: Fluids at rest and in motion LESSON NOTE
Sub-Topic: Fluid Flow Bernoulli
Content:
1. Surface tension - definition and effects.
2. Viscosity
3. Applications.
WEEK 4

Theme: Energy Quantization And Duality Of Matter
Topic: Molecular Theory of Matter
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Pressure in a ges
WEEK 4

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Topic:
Sub-Topic:
Content:

WEEK 5

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: Units of Measurement
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Units in industry
WEEK 5

Theme: Energy Quantization And Duality Of Matter
Topic: Molecular Theory of Matter
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Cohesion and adhesion
WEEK 5

Theme:
Topic:
Sub-Topic:
Content:

WEEK 6

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: Electrical continuity testing.
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Continuity faults in electric circuits.
WEEK 6

Theme: Energy Quantization And Duality Of Matter
Topic: Molecular Theory of Matter
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Cohesion and adhesion
(Cont.)
WEEK 6

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Topic:
Sub-Topic:
Content:

WEEK 7

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: Electrical continuity testing.
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Continuity faults in electric circuits. (Cont.)
WEEK 7

Theme: Energy Quantization And Duality Of Matter
Topic: Molecular Theory of Matter
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Diffusion
WEEK 7

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Topic:
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WEEK 8

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: Solar Collector
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Solar energy
2. Solae panel for energy supply
WEEK 8

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: Musical Instruments
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Local musical instruments
WEEK 8

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Topic:
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Content:

WEEK 9

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: Solar Collector
Sub-Topic:
Content:
1. Solar energy
2. Solae panel for energy supply (Cont.)
WEEK 9

Theme: Physics In Technology
Topic: Musical Instruments
Sub-Topic:
Content:
Local musical instruments (Cont.)
WEEK 9

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