CXC Integrated Science exam guide: Section C: Sport in Air/Water



CXC Integrated Science exam guide: Sport in Air/Water


CXC Integrated Science Exam Guide

Section C- Recreation

 

General objectives of the section:

Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of:

1.

The scientific concepts , principals and skills involved in recreational activities;

2.

The scientific concepts, principals and skills involved in the handling of equipment;

3. The positive and negative aspects of leisure and recreational activities as regards the well-being of the individual and of the society;
4. The basic principals and functioning of audio visual aids used during leisure.

UNIT II: SPORTS IN AIR/WATER

Specific Objectives

Students should be able to:

Explanatory notes
Suggested Practical Activities

1

State the conditions for floatation in terms of up thrust and density;

Achimeds’ principle; the problems of shipping in different types of water; the Plimsol line on boats and ships.

 

 

2

Identify water safety devices

Life rafts and jackets, inflatable tubes.

 

3

Discuss the hazards associated with scuba diving;

Respiratory problems; damage to membrane due to high pressure.

 

4

 

Discuss the factors affecting the free movement of objects in air and water. Resistance to (friction/viscosity), streamlining, speed and direction of wind and water currents on sailing, kite flying, running and cycling.

Determine the angle at which a projectile must be  thrown to obtain maximum range and describe the procedure; construct simple catapults; apply this knowledge to sports involving throwing e.g. javelin, discus.

 

Go to Section C: UNIT III: SPORT AND MATERIALS

 


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