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Science Exam Guide SCIE 4001 - July 2016

This paper has FOUR (4) sections A, B, C and D and a multiple choice answer sheet.

• Section A consists of twenty-five (25) questions. You are required to detach and answer this section on the Multiple Answer Sheet provided on page 10.
• Section B, C and D consists of TWO (2) questions each. You are required to answer ONLY ONE question from EACH of these sections in your answer booklet.
• You must return the MULTIPLE CHOICE ANSWER SHEET along with your answer booklet and other writing paper to the Invigilator at the end of the examination.

Section A (Multiple Choice) consists of twenty-five (25) questions and covers the entire syllabus:

1.1 Properties of materials and the kinetic theory
1.2 Water
1.3 Air
1.4 Mixtures
1.5 Determining mass and volume
2.1 Energy
2.2 Electricity
2.3 Magnetism
2.4 Heat
2.5 Light
2.6 Sound
3.1 structure and mechanisms

Section B covers:

• Organization of particles in solids, liquids and gases
• Movement of particles in solids, liquids and gases
• Forces between particles in solids, liquids and gases
• How movement, organization, forces and distance changes with change of state
• Hardness of water
• Word equations for formation and softening of hard water
• Kinetic theory and pressure
• Phenomena which support the kinetic theory of matter
• Solutions, colloids and suspensions
• Neutralization of acids and bases

Section C covers:

• Energy and Work
• Energy conversions
• Effects and Applications of Heat energy in everyday life
• Effects and Applications of Sound energy in everyday life
• Effects and Applications of EMR energy in everyday life
• Effects and Applications of Energy in everyday life
• Speed of sound in different materials
• Light - ray diagrams
• Reflection & Refraction
• Friction
• Effects of magnets on magnetic materials and other magnets
• Determining if a material is a magnet with another magnet
• Series and Parallel electric circuits
• Mixed parallel and series circuits

Section D covers:

• How simple machines work
• Compound machines - common devices made from more than one simple machine
• Force and its effects
• Work and energy
• Science and technology - diffferences, similarities and relationship
• Technological processes
• Form and function

Answering Questions:

  • The structure of questions follows the format of past papers, so please review questions from your past papers.
  • Please be guided by the marks alloted. For 2 mks students might be expected to identify or name one concept and provide a brief reason for choice. Six marks might entail 3 solid points which are described in detail.
  • Carefully read your instructions – should you name, identify or describe? Are you asked to justify your answer? Many students do not read instructions and lose marks because they have not answered the full question.
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