Lesson 
Learning Outcomes 
Notes 
1  Radiation I 

Know that radiation is absorbed and
emitted by all objects.

Be able to compare the effectiveness of
different surfaces as emitters, by considering the nature of
the surface.

Key terms: infrared, emission, absorption. 
2 
Radiation II 

Be able to compare the effectiveness of
different surfaces as absorbers, by considering the nature
of the surface.

Be able to describe and explain how these
properties are used to design more effective appliances and
buildings.


3  Kinetic Theory 

Be able to describe the differences
between the arrangement of the particles in solids, liquids
and gases.

Use these concepts to explain the
behaviour of materials undergoing heating in a variety of
contexts.

key terms: particles, expand, contract
higher: atoms, molecules 
4  Conduction


Key terms: atom, vibrate, conduct, conductor,
insulator
higher: vibrational energy,
ion, free electron

5  Conduction II
Extended
writing opportunity 

Key terms: atom, vibrate, conduct, conductor,
insulator
higher: vibrational energy,
ion, free electron

6  Convection 

Key terms: convection, convection current, rise,
sink
higher: density, ascend, descend,
energy, particles

7  Convection II 

Observe two demonstrations showing
convection in a beaker and a large tank of water

Describe weather systems in terms of the movement and changing density of regions of
air undergoing heating and cooling.

Key terms: convection, convection current, rise,
sink
higher: density, ascend, descend,
energy, particles

8  Evaporation and condensation I
Extended writing opportunity 

Key terms: evaporation, condensation, particles,
energetic, distribution, escape, average thermal energy, rate,
heat, cooling, trapped. 
9  Evaporation and condensation II 

Investigate factors affecting the rate of evaporation.

Compare the cooling effect produced as
the rate of evaporation is altered.

Describe and explain processes involving
evaporation and condensation, and compare different
scenarios in terms of the rate of evaporation.

Key terms: evaporation, condensation, particles,
energetic, distribution, escape, average thermal energy, rate,
heat, cooling, trapped. 
10  Energy transfer by heating I 


11  Comparing energy transfers 


12  Heating and insulating buildings 

Be aware of the main areas heat energy is lost from a
building.

Describe a range of methods that can be used to reduce
heat loss from a building.

Explain how the various methods of reducing heat loss
work in terms of conduction, convection and radiation of
heat energy.


13  U Values 

Understand that Uvalues can be used to compare the
effectiveness of different insulating materials.

Be able to compare the effectiveness of different
insulating materials, given their Uvalues.

Know the definition of a Uvalue and be able to carry
out calculations of the amount of heat lost from various
parts of the building, given information about the
dimensions, Uvalues and temperature difference.


14  Solar Panels and Payback time 

Know that

Be able to

Be able to


15  Specific Heat Capacity 

Know that

Be able to

Be able to


16  Uses of Specific Heat Capacity 

Know that

Be able to

Be able to

