VCE Physics/Unit 2 : What do experiments reveal about the physical world?
Description from the Study DesignEdit
In this unit students explore the power of experiments in developing models and theories. They investigate a variety of phenomena by making their own observations and generating questions, which in turn lead to experiments. Students make direct observations of physics phenomena and examine the ways in which phenomena that may not be directly observable can be explored through indirect observations. In the core component of this unit students investigate the ways in which forces are involved both in moving objects and in keeping objects stationary. Students choose one of twelve options related to astrobiology, astrophysics, bioelectricity, biomechanics, electronics, flight, medical physics, nuclear energy, nuclear physics, optics, sound and sports science. The option enables students to pursue an area of interest by investigating a selected question. Students design and undertake investigations involving at least one independent, continuous variable. A student-designed practical investigation relates to content drawn from Area of Study 1 and/or Area of Study 2 and is undertaken in Area of Study 3.
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In This UnitEdit
Area of Study 1 : How can motion be described and explained?
Area of Study 2 : OptionsEdit
- 2.1 : What are stars?
- 2.2 : Is there life beyond Earth’s Solar System?
- 2.3 : How do forces act on the human body?
- 2.4 : How can AC electricity charge a DC device?
- 2.5 : How do heavy things fly?
- 2.6 : How do fusion and fission compare as viable nuclear energy power sources?
- 2.7 : How is radiation used to maintain human health?
- 2.8 : How do particle accelerators work?
- 2.9 : How can human vision be enhanced?
- 2.10 : How do instruments make music?
- 2.11 : How can performance in ball sports be improved?
- 2.12 : How does the human body use electricity?
Area of Study 3 : Practical investigationEdit
- Sub sections to be determined