Physical Sciences

Mind Action Series Physical Sciences Gr 10 by author Susan Crossman And Gr 11 & 12 by Marion Mann. Value-Adding Content Available For Educators For Gr 10 – 12


By author Susan Crossman

  • The laws of physics and chemistry govern events and reactions that occur around us in our everyday lives. Themes and topics are developed from this point of view so that the situations and examples are relevant, interesting, and accessible to learners.
  • Physics blends neatly and in logical sequence with chemistry.
  • A variety of themes are presented throughout the book to cater for the diverse interests of learners and their educators, as well as to meet the demands of the new curriculum.
  • A variety of exercises and activities are provided. The exercises encourage reflection on learning as learners apply their knowledge and skills to problem solving situations. Some activities and problems are challenging.
  • There is a good balance between content and activities so learners can monitor their progress at each stage, and the content is presented in manageable chunks.
  • The learning objectives are stated clearly at the beginning of each chapter. These objectives reference the content and activities to the FET CAPS curriculum (from 2012 onwards).


By author Marion Mann

The notes: Each chapter contains clear, concise notes covering definitions and explanations of essential ideas and principles. The book covers all the work for the National Curriculum for Grade 12 Physical Sciences and the notes have been written bearing in mind that many learners have English as a second language. Diagrams have been used wherever possible to reinforce explanations.

The think tank: These exercises are designed to make the learner read the notes and develop ideas to the point where he/she is able to apply them. They are done in the workbook so that the notes and the think tank exercises together form a reliable aid for revision in both grade 11 and grade 12.
Think Tank exercises also include discussions of the method and data analysis of various experiments.
These experiments use apparatus which is readily available in schools and they provide an ideal way to assess the practical ability of the learners, either individually or in groups.

Exercises: The exercises contain a large number of questions providing ample opportunity to apply ideas and principles. The questions vary from simple application to Matric Examination standard. Wherever possible an attempt has been made to use material that is relevant in daily life.

Multiple choice questions: A large number of multiple choice questions provide an ideal way for learners to test their understanding of both terminology and ideas.

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