Level 3 Physics*

3PHY
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Students will further their knowledge of important models, laws and theories of physics, which will help them understand why things in the natural world happen the way they do. They will learn how to explain and predict the behaviour of systems of objects in everyday life, and also at the atomic level, and at a larger, planetary scale. Students will carry out investigations to develop and test theoretical relationships, and practice using both equations and ideas to communicate their understanding.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Critical and analytical thinking.
  • Mechanical systems - the interactions between everyday matter can be predicted and modelled.
  • Problem solving.
  • Wave systems - waves carry energy and their behaviour can be used to our benefit.
  • Investigative and experimental analysis.
  • Electrical systems - understanding electromagnetism helps create technological advances.
  • Mathematical reasoning.
  • Modern physics - exploring the quantum nature of matter.



Year Levels/Departments:

Science, Seniors



Resources Required

Scientific or graphic calculator
1B8 or 1E8 workbook or similar
14J8 Graph paper pad or similar
SciPad (L3 Physics Externals or individual booklets are recommended)