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Complete Physics for Cambridge Lower Secondary: Online Student Book (First Edition)

Support for the previous Cambridge Lower Secondary Science curriculum

Helen Reynolds

Suitable for:  Cambridge Lower Secondary Science learners

Price:  £23.99 +VAT

ISBN: 978-0-19-837952-2
Publication date: 03/03/2016
Digital Licence Key: 256 pages

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The Complete Physics Online Student Book provides support for the physics element of the previous Cambridge Lower Secondary Science curriculum. The book covers all three years of Cambridge Lower Secondary Physics, flowing smoothly from one stage to the next.


  • Fully supports the physics element of previous curriculum
  • Build learners' confidence with consolidation-focused activities and regular review sections
  • Prepare learners for long-term assessment success using extension material
  • Encourage critical thinking and practical investigation, using engaging scientific enquiry sections
  • Support all learners with a clear layout, accessible language and regular summaries of key information
  • Access resources using an online platform that is compatible with PCs, Macs, iPads, tablets and more
  • Your first login to your Online Student Book is facilitated by a printed access card that is sent to you in the mail. If you are unable to receive a printed access card, please contact us

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Table of Contents

Stage 7
1 Forces and motion
1.1: Introduction to forces
1.2: Balanced forces
1.3: Friction
1.4: Gravity
1.5: Enquiry: Questions, evidence, and explanation
1.6: Air resistance
1.7: Enquiry: Planning investigations
1.8: Tension and upthrust
1.9: Enquiry: Presenting results – tables and graphs
1.10: Extension: Round in circles
1.11: Review
2 Energy
2.1: What is energy?
2.2: Energy from the Sun
2.3: Energy types
2.4: Energy transfer
2.5: Conservation of energy
2.6: Gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy
2.7: Elastic potential energy
2.8: Enquiry: Sugesting ideas – investigations
2.9: Enquiry: Suggesting ideas – observations and models
2.10: Extension: Energy calculation and Sankey diagrams
2.11: Review
3 The Earth and beyond
3.1: The night sky
3.2: Day and night
3.3: The seasons
3.4: Stars
3.5: Our Solar System
3.6: Extension: The Moon
3.7: Enquiry: Explanations – geocentric model
3.8: Enquiry: Explanations – heliocentric model
3.9: Enquiry: Communicating ideas
3.10: Extension: Beyond our Solar System
3.11: Enquiry: Using secondary sources
3.12: Extension: The origin of the Universe
3.13: Review
Stage 7 Review
Stage 8
4 Forces and motion
4.1: Speed
4.2: Enquiry: Taking accurate measurements
4.3: Distance-time graphs
4.4: Extension: Accelerationa nd speed-time graphs
4.5: Enquiry: Presenting results in tables and graphs
4.6: Enquiry: Asking scientific questions
4.7: Review
5 Sound
5.1: Sound, vibrations, and energy transfer
5.2: Extension: Detecting sounds
5.3: Loudness and the decibel scale
5.4: Loudness, amplitude, and oscilloscopes
5.5: Pitch and frequency
5.6: Enquiry: Making simple calculations
5.7: Extension: Echoes
5.8: Review
6 Light
6.1: What is light?
6.2: How do we see things?
6.3: Extension: The speed of light
6.4: Reflection

6.5: Making measurements: Laws of reflection
6.6: Refraction: Air and water
6.7: Refraction: Air and glass
6.8: Dispersion
6.9: Colour
6.10: Presenting conclusions: More on colour
6.11: Enquiry: Asking scientific questions
6.12: Extension: Lasers
6.13: Review
7 Magnetism
7.1: The properties of magnets
7.2: Magnetic fields
7.3: Electromagnets
7.4: Enquiry: Identifying and controlling variables
7.5: Extension: Using electromagnets
7.6: Review
Stage 8 Review
Stage 9
8 Forces
8.1: Pressure
8.2: The effects of pressure
8.3: Pressure in liquids
8.4: Using pressure in liquids
8.5: Pressure in gases
8.6: Extension: Pressure, volume, and temperature
8.7: Enquiry: Preliminary work
8.8: Density
8.9: Explaining density
8.10: Enquiry: Questions, evidence, and explanations
8.11: Levers
8.12: Calculating moments
8.13: Enquiry: Planning
8.14: Extension: Centre of mass and stability
8.15: Review
9 Electricity
9.1: Electrostatic phenomena
9.2: Dangers of electrostatic phenomena
9.3: Digital sensors
9.4: Electric circuits
9.5: Current: What it is and how we can measure it
9.6: Parallel circuits
9.7: Models for electric circuits
9.8: How components affect the curent
9.9: Voltage
9.10: Enquiry: Selecting ideas to test circuits
9.11: Extension: Energy and power
9.12: Review
10 Energy
10.1: Hot and cold
10.2: Energy transfer: Conduction
10.3: Energy transfer: Convection
10.4: Energy transfer: Radiation
10.5: Cooling by evaporation
10.6: The world's energy needs
10.7: Fossil fuels
10.8: Generating electricity
10.9: Renewable energy sources: Solar and geothermal
10.10: Renewable energy sources: Using water and wind
10.11: Energy for the future
10.12: Review
Stage 9 Review
Reference pages

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