AQA GCSE Physics Topic 5 – Forces

 

I have gone through the specification and these are the bits the examiners want you to know with links to my YouTube videos and other websites to help you understand any bits that are confusing. 

 

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Quick fire questions for this topic

 

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1 –  Energy

2 –  Electricity

3 –  Particle Model of Matter

4 –  Atomic Structure

5 –  Forces

 

Specification statement

 

These are the bits the exam board wants you to know, make sure you can do all of these…

Bits to help if you don’t understand

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Other places

I can define the terms scalar and vector quantities

https://youtu.be/5Xcie8V-UTw

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2Am7pkP

I can give examples of contact and non-contact forces

 

 

I can represent the forces acting on an object as vectors

 

 

I can calculate the resultant force on an object

https://youtu.be/Oa9LglsNm2o

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2h5es8M

I can recall the difference between weight and mass

 

 

I can recall how to measure weight

 

 

I can recall the units needed for W = mg

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange W = mg

 

 

I can use W = mg

 

 

I can describe what happens to an object when work is done on it

 

 

I can recall the units needed for W = Fs

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange W = Fs

 

 

I can use W = Fs

 

 

I can convert between joules and newton-meters

 

 

I can explain why an object may change shape when a force is applied

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2zf23Ya

I can explain what happens to an elastic object up to and then beyond the limit or proportionality

 

 

I can recall the units needed      for F = ke

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange F = ke

 

 

I can use F = ke

 

 

I can recall the units needed for Ee = ½ ke2

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange Ee = ½ ke2

 

 

I can use Ee = ½ ke2

 

 

I can describe how application of a force can cause an object to rotate

-Physics only

https://youtu.be/73t8QjZvMVI

 

https://youtu.be/UiqGL-DCaBI

 

https://youtu.be/WpT655stxUQ

 

https://youtu.be/6aAljgK3kx8

 

I can recall the units needed for M = Fd

-Physics only

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange M = Fd

-Physics only

 

I can use M = Fd

-Physics only

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2AjsvjA

I can describe what happens to an object if the clockwise and anti-clockwise forces are balanced or unbalanced

-Physics only

 

I can explain how levers and gears work

-Physics only

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2h77BvR

I can recall that a fluid can be either liquid or a gas

 

 

I can state that liquids are incompressible

 

 

I can recall the units needed

for p = F

           A

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange p = F

                               A

 

 

I can use p = F

                     A

 

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2zybc0X

I can calculate pressure at different points in a liquid

Higher Tier Only

 

 

I can describe the factors which cause an object to either sink or float

Higher Tier Only

 

 

I can recall the units needed

for p = hρg

Higher Tier Only

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange p = hρg

Higher Tier Only

 

 

I can use p = hρg

Higher Tier Only

 

 

I can describe how the atmosphere around the Earth changes as the distance from the Earth changes

Higher Tier Only

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2lTCuJh

I can describe distance as a scalar quantity

https://youtu.be/5Xcie8V-UTw

 

I can describe displacement as a vector quantity

 

I can describe speed as a scalar quantity

https://youtu.be/5Xcie8V-UTw

https://youtu.be/Nfm0a1Ui5pw

 

I can describe velocity as a vector quantity

 

 

 

I can recall the units needed

for s = vt

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange s = vt

 

 

I can use s = vt

 

 

I can state that the speed of an object is constantly changing

 

 

I can draw and interpret distance-time graphs

https://youtu.be/7OEL6bupk8A

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2zdYbXB

I can calculate the speed of an object from a distance time graph

 

I can describe the difference between speed and velocity

 

 

I can describe situations where an object has a constant speed but is accelerating

 

 

I can draw and interpret velocity-time graphs

https://youtu.be/ZTwy8BYOhCs

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2hf1kBM

I can calculate the distance travelled by an object from a velocity-time graph

 

I can define acceleration

 

 

I can calculate the acceleration of an object from a velocity-time graph

https://youtu.be/ZTwy8BYOhCs

 

I can recall the units needed

for a = Δv                                                       .            t

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange a = Δv

                                t

 

 

 

I can use a = Δv

                      t

 

 

 

I can recall the units needed for v2 – u2 = 2as 

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange v2 – u2 = 2as 

 

 

I can use v2 – u2 = 2as 

 

 

I can recall that an object free falling due to the force of gravity has an acceleration of 9.8m/s2

 

 

I can describe how an object reaches terminal velocity

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2Al59Kv

I can draw and interpret velocity-time graphs for objects that have reached terminal velocity

 

 

I can describe the forces on a moving object

 

 

I can describe how an object is moving if the resultant force on it is 0

https://youtu.be/Oa9LglsNm2o

 

I can apply Newton’s First Law to explain the motion of objects

 

 

I can describe inertia

 

 

I can describe the relationship between the mass of an object and its acceleration

 

 

I can recall the units needed for F = ma

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange F = ma

 

 

I can use F = ma

 

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I can describe what happens when two objects interact

 

 

I can describe stopping distance as a combination of reaction time and breaking distance

 

 

I can describe the factors that affect reaction time

 

 

I can describe the factors that affect breaking distance

 

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I can explain features in a car that are design to make it safer

 

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I can describe momentum as a property of moving objects

Higher Tier Only

 

 

I can state the law of conservation of momentum

Higher Tier Only

 

 

I can recall the units needed

for p = mv

Higher Tier Only

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange p = mv

Higher Tier Only

 

 

I can use p = mv

Higher Tier Only

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2h5RChq

I can calculate momentum when two objects collide

Physics only

 

 

I can recall the units needed

for F = m Δv

             Δt

Physics only

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange F = m Δv

                                  Δt

Physics only

 

 

I can use F = m Δv

                      Δt

Physics only

 

 

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