Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

SS3 Third Term Physics Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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SS3 Third Term Physics Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

Third Term:


Week 1: Introduction to Waves – Types and Properties


Lesson Note: Overview of waves, types, and basic properties.

Scheme of Work: Discuss different wave types, characteristics, and wave equations. Activity: Wave demonstrations and practical exercises.

Week 2: Geophysics – Earth’s Structure and Seismic Waves


Lesson Note: Earth’s layers, seismic waves, and earthquakes.

Scheme of Work: Explore Earth’s structure, study seismic waves. Activity: Simulating seismic waves in class.

Week 3: Light II – Optics of Lenses and Mirrors


Lesson Note: Convex and concave lenses, mirror properties.

Scheme of Work: Understand lens and mirror optics, practical exercises. Activity: Optics experiments with lenses and mirrors.

Week 4: Radioactivity


Lesson Note: Radioactive decay, half-life, applications.

Scheme of Work: Study radioactivity, explore applications. Activity: Radioactivity experiments.

Week 5: Electronics – Semiconductor Devices


Lesson Note: Introduction to semiconductors, diodes, and transistors.

Scheme of Work: Understand semiconductor properties, explore electronic devices. Activity: Building simple electronic circuits.

Week 6: Quantum Mechanics II – Quantum Numbers


Lesson Note: Quantum numbers, electron configurations.

Scheme of Work: Dive deeper into quantum mechanics, discuss electron behavior. Activity: Quantum mechanics calculations.

Week 7: Nuclear Physics II – Nuclear Reactions


Lesson Note: Types of nuclear reactions, energy release.

Scheme of Work: Analyze nuclear reactions, discuss energy release. Activity: Nuclear reactions experiments.

Week 8: Astrophysics – Stars and Stellar Systems


Lesson Note: Stellar formation, life cycle, and systems.

Scheme of Work: Explore stars, discuss stellar evolution. Activity: Observing stars and stellar systems.

Week 9: Communication Systems


Lesson Note: Introduction to communication systems.

Scheme of Work: Discuss signal transmission, types of communication systems. Activity: Building simple communication circuits.

Week 10: Modern Physics III – Particle Physics


Lesson Note: Subatomic particles, particle interactions.

Scheme of Work: Explore the world of particle physics. Activity: Particle physics discussions and research.

Week 11: Revision Week


Lesson Note: Review third-term topics.

Scheme of Work: Practice questions, revisit challenging concepts. Activity: Group discussions, problem-solving.

Week 12: Examination Week


Lesson Note: Final preparation for exams.

Scheme of Work: Mock exams, revision sessions. Activity: Exam simulations.

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Lesson Note: Recap the academic year, discuss future studies.

Scheme of Work: Reflect on the year, plan for the next steps. Activity: Year-end presentations, setting academic goals.

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