Physical sciences

This term students will investigate Physical science and Energy systems which are concerned with understanding the nature of forces and motion, and matter and energy. The two key concepts are that: forces affect the behaviour of objects; and that energy can be transferred and transformed from one form to another. Through this term students will gain an understanding of how an object’s motion (direction, speed and acceleration) is influenced by a range of contact and non-contact forces such as friction, magnetism, gravity and electrostatic forces. Students will develop an understanding of the concept of energy and how energy transfer is associated with phenomena involving motion, heat, sound, light and electricity

Quiz Questions

1.Are electromagnets activated by a) electricity, b) magnetism or c) gravity?

2. What scientist is well known for his theory of relativity?

3.What do you call a device that measures temperature?

4. What is the earth’s primary source of energy?

5. True or false? Iron is attracted by magnets.

Dates to remember

“Science Alive!”

Event details:

3rd & 4th August 2019

9.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday and Sunday

Royal Adelaide Showground

Goodwood Road, Wayville

Science Alive! is FREE for all those under 18 years of age and costs $20 for adults – CHEAPER TIX ONLINE.

Science Alive! is the largest single interactive science exhibition in Australia, and brings together the South Australia’s big names in science and technology. There will be over 60 exhibitors providing hands-on fun that is interactive, dynamic, fun, and educational for all ages. There’s no better event to experience first hand all fields of science and technology!

Science Alive! really is all kinds of awesome


Science Week – 10th – 18th August 2019

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. These events attract a wide audience from children to adults, and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation.



Quiz answers

1.Electromagnets are activated by electricity.

2.Albert Einstein

3.A thermometer measures temperature.

4.The Sun

5. True


Eric Jankevics