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AQA GCSE Pysics Topic 6 - Waves





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            ·   I can draw and label transverse and longitudinalwaves

            ·   I can describe the direction of movement and thedirection of energy transfer for both transverse and longitudinal waves

            ·   I can define the terms, amplitude, wavelengthand frequency

            ·   I can recall the units needed for T =   1/f       

            ·   I can rearrange T =   1/f          

            ·   I can use T =  1/f             

            ·   I can describe how to measure the speed of waves

            ·   I can recall the units needed for v = fλ

            ·   I can rearrange v = fλ

            ·  I can use v = fλ

            ·  I can construct ray diagrams to show whathappens to a wave when it is reflected - Physics only

            ·  I can describe what happens to a wave when ithits a boundary - Physics only

            ·  I can describe how a sound wave travels - Highertier only - Physics only

            ·  I can describe how an ear detects sound - Highertier only - Physics only

            ·  I can recall the range of human hearing - Highertier only - Physics only

            ·  I can explain how echo can be used to determinedistances - Higher tier only - Physics only

            ·  I can explain how changes in a wave can be usedfor detection and exploration - Higher tier only - Physics only

            ·  I can describe what happens to an ultrasound wavewhen it hits a boundary and how this property can be used for imaging -                                                Higher tier only - Physics only

            · I can describe how information from P-waves andS-waves can be used to provide evidence for the structure of the Earth - Higher                                        tier only - Physics only

            ·  I can recall the order of the electromagneticwaves

            ·  I can recall that electromagnetic waves aretransverse and form a continue spectrum

            ·  I can recall uses and properties of each part ofthe spectrum

            · I can draw a ray diagram to show what happenswhen a wave is diffracted - Higher tier only

            ·  I can describe what happens to the path of awave when is refracted - Higher tier only

            · I can explain why refraction happen - Highertier only

            ·  I can explain how an alternating current mayproduce radio waves - Higher tier only

            ·  I can describe that a wave may be absorb,transmitted, refracted or reflected when it hits a surface - Higher tier only

            ·  I can recall which surfaces absorb, emit andradiation - Higher tier only

            ·  I can describe the circumstances in which aconverging lens should be used- Physics only

            ·  I can construct a ray diagram for a converginglens - Physics only

            ·  I can describe the image formed by a converginglens - Physics only

            ·  I can describe the circumstances in which adiverging lens should be used - Physics only

            ·  I can construct a ray diagram for a diverginglens - Physics only

            ·  I can describe the image formed by a diverginglens - Physics only

            ·  I can rearrange Magnification = image height/objectheight - Physics only

            · I can use Magnification = image height/object height- Physics only

            ·  I can recall the order of light in the visiblespectrum - Physics only

            ·  I can recall the relative wavelengths andfrequencies of the different parts of the visible light spectrum - Physics only

            ·  I can describe that objects absorb and transmitlight of different wavelengths - Physics only

            ·  I can describe the difference between objectsthat are opaque, transparent and translucent - Physics only

            ·  I can describe what happen to light when it ispassed through a filter - Physics only

            ·  I can recall that all objects emit infraredradiation - Physics only

            ·  I can explain what a perfect black body is - Physicsonly

            ·   I can explain that the intensity and wavelengthdistribution depends on the temperature of the object - Physics only

            ·   I can explain anybody is constantly absorbingand emitting radiation, and the balanced between the two determines the                                                       temperature - Physics only