Physics is the foundation of many scientific disciplines, and in SSS 2, students delve deeper into the laws that govern the physical world.

This article presents the scheme of work for SSS 2 Physics, featuring key topics such as vectors, electric fields, and wave theory.

Each term’s curriculum is laid out to build on previous knowledge while introducing new, challenging concepts.

Accompanying textbooks are also suggested to aid in mastering these topics.

## SSS 2 PHYSICS First Term Scheme of Work

**Week 1: Position, Scalar and Vectors**

- Concept of position in physics
- Differences between scalar and vector quantities
- Examples of scalar and vector quantities

**Week 2: Addition of Vectors**

- Methods of adding vectors (head-to-tail, parallelogram)
- Resultant vector
- Resolution of vectors into components

**Week 3: Equilibrium of Forces**

- Conditions for equilibrium of forces
- Types of equilibrium
- Practical examples of equilibrium in everyday life

**Week 4: Centre of Gravity**

- Definition of center of gravity
- Calculation of the center of gravity for regular and irregular objects
- Factors affecting the center of gravity

**Week 5: Simple Harmonic Motion (S.H.M)**

- Definition and examples of S.H.M
- Characteristics of S.H.M
- Applications of S.H.M in real life

**Week 6: Practical on the Determination of the Mass of a Meter Rule using the Principle of Moment**

- Setup and procedure for determining mass using the moment principle
- Calculation and interpretation of results

**Week 7: Mid-Term Break**

**Week 8: Static Electricity**

- Concept of static electricity (Electric force, Coulumb law, Electric field intensity)
- Methods of charging objects (friction, induction, conduction)
- Applications of static electricity

**Week 9: Electric Field and Potential Difference**

- Definition of electric field and potential difference
- Electric field lines and their properties
- Calculation of potential difference between two points

**Week 10: Gravitational Field**

- Definition and concept of a gravitational field
- Calculation of gravitational force using Newton’s law of gravitation
- Variation of gravity at different places earth
- Gravitational potential and escape velocity,

## SSS 2 PHYSICS Second Term Scheme of Work

**Week 1: Linear Momentum**

- Definition of linear momentum
- Momentum as a vector quantity
- Conservation of momentum in collisions

**Week 2: Initial and Re-coil Momentum**

- Explanation of recoil momentum
- Law of conservation of momentum
- Practical examples of recoil momentum (e.g., firing a gun)

**Week 3: Machines – Definition**

- Definition and types of machines
- Examples of simple machines (lever, pulley, inclined plane)
- Mechanical advantage, velocity ratio, and efficiency

**Week 4: Heat Capacity (Specific Heat Capacity of a Body: Solids and Liquids)**

- Definition of heat capacity and specific heat capacity
- Differences between heat capacity and specific heat capacity
- Calculation of heat capacity for solids and liquids

**Week 5: Practical**

- Experiment on the determination of specific heat capacity of a solid or liquid
- Interpretation of results and error analysis

**Week 6: Latent Heat**

- Definition and types of latent heat (fusion and vaporization)
- Calculation of latent heat
- Real-life examples of latent heat application

**Week 7: Mid-Term Break**

**Week 8: Latent Heat (Cont’d)**

- Continuation of latent heat with practical applications
- Importance of latent heat in phase changes (melting, boiling, etc)

**Week 9: Gas Laws**

- Boyle’s Law, Charles’ Law, and Pressure Law
- Graphical representation of gas laws
- Calculation involving gas laws

**Week 10: General Gas Laws**

- Combination of gas laws
- Applications of the general gas law in real life
- Solving complex problems involving gas laws

**Week 11: Revision**

**Week 12: Examination**

**Week 13: Closing**

## SSS 2 PHYSICS Third Term Scheme of Work

**Week 1: Waves**

- Definition of waves
- Types of waves (mechanical and electromagnetic)
- Wave parameters (wavelength, frequency, amplitude)

**Week 2: Properties of Waves**

- Reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference of waves
- Practical examples of wave properties in daily life

**Week 3: Sound Waves**

- Nature of sound waves
- Production and transmission of sound
- Speed of sound in different media

**Week 4: Sound Waves (Cont’d)**

- Factors affecting the speed of sound
- Practical applications of sound waves (e.g., sonar)

**Week 5: Sound Waves (Cont’d)**

- Harmonics and resonance in sound waves
- Uses of sound waves in technology (ultrasound, music)

**Week 6: Light Waves**

- Nature of light as a wave
- Properties of light waves (reflection, refraction)
- Electromagnetic spectrum

**Week 7: Mid-Term Break**

**Week 8: Reflection of Light at Plane Mirror**

- Laws of reflection
- Image formation in a plane mirror
- Characteristics of images formed by plane mirrors

**Week 9: Practical**

- Experiment on reflection of light
- Analysis of experimental results

**Week 10: Refraction of Light**

- Laws of refraction (Snell’s law)
- Refractive index and its calculation
- Applications of refraction in daily life (lenses, glasses)

**Week 11: Revision**

**Week 12: Examination**

**Week 13: Closing**

## SSS 2 PHYSICS Recommended Textbook

- New School Physics for Senior Secondary Schools – M.W. Anyakoha
- Senior Secondary Physics – P.N. Okeke

## RECAP

Throughout the SSS 2 Physics curriculum, you delve into topics that build your understanding of the natural world.

The first term focuses on foundational concepts such as vectors, equilibrium, and simple harmonic motion.

In the second term, momentum, heat capacity, and gas laws shape your understanding of physical forces and energy.

By the third term, you explore waves, sound, and the reflection and refraction of light, all reinforced by practical applications and recommended reading materials.

**DISCLAIMER**: *Everything* *on this page is based on our research of what is obtainable for schools in all the states in the country, including government and some private schools. Schemes of work normally undergo a series of reviews and some schools modify them to suit their specific needs. *

*While we do all our possible best to keep up with the latest and **approved schemes of work** in the country, check the specific template your school uses. For example, some private secondary schools integrate the British curriculum. If you teach in such schools, expect to see slight changes to what we offer on this page. If you have any questions or require personalised support, kindly feel free to **contact us**.*