Can I statement for Physics (set 1)

hese are a another set of can I statments for Physic.They are a great way, of testing your understanding and from this you can hopefully identify your weaknesses and strengths.

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Scientific discoveries in the solar system and beyond continue to inspire popular culture and affect
our understanding of our place in the Universe. In this module, you will explore the scale of the
Universe and its past, present and future, and consider the ideas scientists have and their
evidence for them.
Closer to home, you will consider both long and shortterm changes in the Earth's crust, and
how these changes impact on human life. In particular, they find out about earthquakes and
volcanoes explaining them, predicting them and coping with them.
The module focuses on how we know the things we think we know about the Earth and its place in
the Universe. Across the whole module, you will encounter many examples showing
relationships between data and explanations. Through these contexts they learn about the way
scientists communicate and develop new explanations.

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P1.1 What do we know about the place of the Earth in the Y/N EVIDENCE
1.Can I remember that the Earth is one of 8 planets moving in almost
circular paths round the Sun which, together with other smaller objects
orbiting the Sun (asteroids, dwarf planets, comets) and moons orbiting
several planets, make up the solar system?
2. Can I describe the principal differences between planets, moons,
the Sun, comets and including their relative sizes and motions
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Can I describe how the distance to a star can be measured using
parallax (qualitative idea only)?
12. Can I describe how the distance to a star can be estimated from
its relative brightness?
13. Can I describe how light pollution and other atmospheric
conditions interfere with observations of the night sky?
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I describe how continents could be worn down to sea level by
erosion, if mountains were not being continuously formed?
3. Can I describe how the rock processes seen today can account for
past changes?
4. Can I explain that the age of the Earth can be estimated from, and
must be greater than, the age of its oldest rocks, which are about 4
thousand million years old?
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Can I remember that earthquakes produce:
a. Pwaves (longitudinal waves) which travel through solids and
b. Swaves (transverse waves) which travel through solids but not
15. Can I describe the difference between a transverse and
longitudinal wave?
16. can I describe how differences in the wave speeds and
behaviour of Pwaves and Swaves can be used to give evidence for
the structure of the Earth?
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