On www.Mrsphysics.co.uk/n5 Physics notes -> Assignment there are some Starter Questions. You MUST go through these carefully. The better prepared you are by looking over these questions the more likely you are to do well in the real thing.
This homework is a great introduction to the N5 Assignment, which is worth 20% of your exam.
National 5 PHYSICS Assignment starters
Answer the following Questions from the Understanding Standards website
It is important that you spend an adequate time on this homework (an hour is advised). If you complete this thoroughly you ought to have a good grasp of what is required for the Assignment at National 5.
- List the twelve experiments that have been given as examples for the N5 Physics Assignment.
- In the marking instructions for the assignment how many marks are available for the underlying Physics?
- What are the six sections in the data collection and handling (and I don’t want 4a, 4b, 4c and 4d! BTW it isn’t even section 4)
- Section 3e and 3f refer to literature and sources. How do you achieve these marks?
- What are the marks awarded for when plotting your graph?
- What must your conclusion be related to, to achieve the mark?
- For candidate 1, how many repeats of the experiment did they make?
- What did candidate 1 do correctly for the graph and what was incorrect?
- Mark Candidate 2’s evidence thoroughly yourself using the marking scheme and compare your answer to the commentary. Record your results and the comparison. Comment on both of these.
- CHOOSE a topic that would be suitable using the Physics Compendium https://mrsphysics.co.uk/n5/ Research some Underlying Physics and find a suitable graph that you can try to replicate.
The first thing that you must do before starting your Assignment is to know what you will be doing, what expectations there are and how you will be writing this up. All of this is contained in the candidate guide below.
Marking Instructions for the N5 Assignment
mark scheme pdf form
mark scheme excel form
I will be uploading some Assignment practical sheets for National 5 Physics. Thanks to the Physics Teachers of Dumfries and Galloway for putting these together.
I think the following experiments would be suitable-
- the theory is in the compendium,
- the topic is in the course,
- there is a graph of your experiment online or in one of the text books in school. Does your graph contain data ie, are there proper points on the graph or is it a trendline- which do you think is better?
- there is theory that you can write about that relates to your experiment.
Remember If you’ve used the results from your experiment to determine further values, you should show at least one sample calculation.
Here is the what you can take into the write-up phase. Collect a polypocket and keep it all in there.
Assignment Investigation Sheets
NOTE: TO ALL TEACHERS, SOME OF THESE EXPERIMENTAL SHEETS GIVE TOO MUCH INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND MUST BE ADJUSTED. I AM WORKING MY WAY THROUGH THESE BUT YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE SHEETS YOU ARE GIVING TO STUDENTS DO NOT BREACH THE STRICT GUIDELINES GIVEN IN THE ASSESSMENT GUIDE.
The ones with the Boat logo have been updated.
This table has more than one page! These sheets are being edited after feedback! Please bear with me while we sort it out.
|Dynamics / Space||N5 Hookes Law A 2018||Hookes Law|
|Dynamics / Space||N5 Hookes Law B 2018||Hookes Law|
|Dynamics||N5 Acc slope 2018||Acceleration and angle of the slope|
|Dynamics||N5 Fma A 2018||F=ma for constant force|
|Dynamics||N5 Fma B 2018||F=ma for constant mass|
|Dynamics||N5 projectiles 2019||Projectiles changing the launch angle|
|Dynamics||N5 projectiles B 2018|
Newton's Thought Expt
|Projectiles changing the launch speed|
|Dynamics||N5 projectiles C 2018|
Newton's Thought Expt
|Projectiles changing the launch height|
|Dynamics||N5 Assign Stopping distance A||How the speed affects the stopping distance|
|Dynamics||Pendulum and length|
|Prop. of Matter||N5 Gas Laws|
|Prop. of Matter||N5 Charles' Law A 2019||Volume and Temperature with constant pressure|
|Prop. of Matter||N5 Boyles Law A 2019||Pressure and volume for constant temperature|
|Prop. of Matter||N5 Boyles Law B 2019||Pressure and volume for constant temperature|
|Prop. of Matter||N5 Pressure Law A 2018||Pressure and Temperature for constant volume|
|Prop. of Matter||N5 Pressure and depth A 2018||Effects of pressure of a liquid with depth|
|Prop. of Matter||N5 SHC A 2019||Specific Heat Capacity measure V and I|
|Prop. of Matter||N5 SHC B 2019||Specific Heat Capacity using joule meter|
|Prop. of Matter||N5 Cooling Curve 2019||Cooling curve of water and stearic acid|
|Prop. of Matter||N5 Cooling Curve 2019||Determining freezing and boiling points|
|Electricity / Energy||N5 Solar Cell A angle 2019||Solar Cells A Angle|
|Electricity / Energy||N5 Solar Cell B distance 2019||Solar Cells B Distance|
|Electricity / Energy||N5 Solar Cell C translucent 2019||Solar Cells C Translucent|
|Electricity||N5 Ohms Law A 2018||Measuring voltage and current for a ohmic conductor (resistor)|
|Electricity||N5 Ohms Law B 2018||Measuring voltage and current for a non-ohmic conductor|
|Electricity||N5 Thermistors A 2018||Thermistors|
|Electricity||N5 LDR A 2019||An LDR -distance from the light source.|
|Electricity||N5 LDR B 2019||An LDR - light intensity|
|Space||Newton's Thought Expt||Orbit period v height
|Waves / Space||Microwave distance v signal strength|
|Waves||N5 Sound 2020||Speed of Sound|
|Waves||N5 Refraction A 2019||Refraction|
|Radiation||Radon- when you've no source||Detecting Radon Gas (SSERC)|
|SSERC Electrolycra||Electrolycra (SSERC)
4867 This is a temporary file until I can get the experiment cards up here. Page 190 will give you the experiment on Range of a Projectile.
3779phys2_tcm4-124418 Again this is a temporary file until I can get the experiment cards organised but the experiments you could choose can be found on pp 33, 34, 36, 37, 76, 77, 87, 125
I will be working through this section over the next few months. Some of the materials from 2017 still applies but most doesn’t. To be honest I think that most of the updated to the new N5 Physics Assignments are positive ones.
Here is a marking grid, obviously only if you are able to find time for a practice. It is not to be used to tentatively mark the student assignment being sent to the SQA.
This is the info for N5 from August 2017
The material has recently been published on the Understanding Standards Website SQA Physics N5 INFO
Above gives an example of the new Assignment requirements. It is vital that you don’t copy or even attempt to copy this assignment. If you are likely to copy other people’s work it is best to choose another topic.
Initial Task- vital
|Section||Expected response||Max mark|
|Title||The report has an informative title.||1|
|Aim||A description of the purpose of the investigation.||1|
|Underlying physics relevant to the aim||A description of the physics relevant to the aim which shows understanding.||3|
|Data collection and handling||A brief description of the experiment.||1|
|Sufficient raw data from the experiment.||1|
|Raw data presented in a table with headings and units.||1|
|Values correctly calculated from the raw data.||1|
|Data from an internet/literature source.||1|
|A reference for the internet/literature source.||1|
|Graphical presentation||The correct type of graph used to present the experimental data.||1|
|Suitable labels and units on axes.||1|
|All points plotted accurately, with line or curve of best fit if appropriate.||1|
|Analysis||Experimental data compared to data from internet/literature source.||1|
|Conclusion||A conclusion related to the aim and supported by data in the report.||1|
|Evaluation||A discussion of a factor affecting the reliability, accuracy or precision of the results.||2|
|Structure||A report which can be easily followed.||1|
Before Starting on your assignment take time to go over the following, it is vital that you know what you are doing.
To kick you off with your assignment Mr Forwood has supplied the following document.
N5 Assignment instructions (editable in word)
N5 Assignment instructions (pdf file)
The document below is one that I started in the holidays but got distracted. I will get something together a.s.a.p but until then make do with this starter!
You must also correctly reference your work, learn how to do this with the following link.