New Century Physics for Queensland Units 3&4 Student workbook

Deanne O'Callaghan, Paul Fitz-Gerald, Richard Walding

New Century Physics for Queensland Units 3&4 Student workbook

Deanne O'Callaghan, Paul Fitz-Gerald, Richard Walding






3 Dec 2019




Physics for Queensland

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The new Queensland Physics syllabus affects all aspects of teaching and learning – new teaching content, new course structure and a new approach to assessment. As EPAA Secondary Publisher of the Year 2017, 2018 and 2019, Oxford University Press is committed to helping teachers and students in Queensland reach their full potential.

New Century Physics for Queensland 3E Student workbooks are standalone resources designed to help students succeed in their internal and external assessments. With an engaging design, full-colour photos and relevant diagrams throughout, the Student workbooks include:

  • a Toolkit chapter focused on internal assessments and cognitive verbs
  • Data drill activities that help students develop the key skills in analysis and interpretation required for the Data test
  • Experiment explorer activities that support the modification of a practical as required in the Student experiment
  • Research review activities that allow students to practise how to evaluate a claim and identify credible sources for the Research investigation
  • Exam excellence activities that allow students to practice multiple choice and short answer questions in preparation for the external examination
  • handy study tips throughout the chapters
  • practice internal assessments for the Data test, Student experiment and Research investigation
  • write-in worksheets for all mandatory and suggested practicals
  • appendices such as the periodic table and formulas
  • answers to all activities and practice assessments.


Chapter 0 The Physics Toolkit  
Responding to cognitive verbs
The Data test
1A Data Drill
The Student Experiment
1B Experiment Explorer
The Research Investigation
1C Research review


Chapter 1 Projectile motion
1A Data drill
1B Experiment explorer
1C Research review
1D Exam excellence

Chapter 2 Inclined planes
2A Data drill
2B Experiment explorer
2C Research review
2D Exam excellence

Chapter 3 Circular motion
3A Data drill
3B Experiment explorer
3C Research review
3D Exam excellence

Chapter 4 Gravity  
4A Data drill
4B Experiment explorer
4C Research review
4D Exam excellence

Chapter 5 Orbits
5A Data drill
5B Experiment explorer
5C Research review
5D Exam excellence

Chapter 6 Electrostatics
6A Data drill
6B Experiment explorer
6C Research review
6D Exam excellence

Chapter 7 Magnetic fields  
7A Data drill
7B Experiment explorer
7C Research review
7D Exam excellence

Chapter 8 Electromagnetism  
8A Data drill
8B Experiment explorer
8C Research review
8D Exam excellence

Chapter 9 Special relativity time and length  
9A Data drill
9B Experiment explorer
9C Research review
9D Exam excellence

Chapter 10 Special relativity: momentum and light
10A Data drill
10B Experiment explorer
10C Research review
10D Exam excellence
10E Chapter Checklist

Unit 3 Practice Assessment
Data test
Student experiment
Research investigation


Chapter 11 Quantum and light
11C Research review
11D Exam excellence

Chapter 12 Quantum and matter
12C Research review
12D Exam excellence

Chapter 13 The standard model
13C Research review
13D Exam excellence

Chapter 14 Particle interactions
14C Research review
14D Exam excellence

Unit 4 Practice Assessments
Research investigation

Chapter 15 Practical manual  


Deanne O’Callaghan
Ms Deanne O’Callaghan is a practising physics teacher at a Queensland Secondary School currently teaching the new Physics syllabus to students. She studied a dual Bachelor of Science/Education (Secondary) at the University of Queensland majoring in neuroscience and minoring in mathematics. Deanne then travelled overseas beginning her teaching career in London, United Kingdom teaching Junior Science and GCSE Physics for two years before returning to Brisbane. Deanne is interested in the neuroscience of learning and is passionate about preparing students for success in the new Physics syllabus.

Paul Fitz-Gerald
Paul Fitz-Gerald is a Physics teacher at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar.

Dr Richard Walding
Richard Walding began his career as a scientist and has extensive experience teaching both Physics and Chemistry, including two decades as Head of Science. Richard is also a research fellow at Griffith University and for the past decade has been researching the history and applications of electromagnetic induction particularly as related to harbour defence. Richard was elected Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Physics and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for his lifetime contribution to these disciplines. He was also awarded a Peter Doherty Award for work in STEM education and in 2019 received the Australian Institute of Physics (QLD Branch) Excellence in Physics Teaching award.

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