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SPS Science Form 1

Apparatus and Materials


Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 |
Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 |

Chapter 1

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EXPERIMENT 1.5 Designing and carrying out an experiment


Apparatus: Retort stand and clamp, metre rule, stopwatch
Materials: Pendulum bob, string
EXPERIMENT 1.8 Mass and weight
Apparatus: Lever balance, spring balance
Materials: Wooden block, book, plastic bottle, pencil box, pendulum bob
EXPERIMENT 1.11 Length of straight and curved lines
Apparatus: Metre rule, measuring tape
Materials: Thread, pencil, pen, ball
EXPERIMENT 1.12

Diameter of objects

Apparatus: Internal calipers, external calipers, metre rule, 100 cm3 beaker
EXPERIMENT 1.13 Area of regular and irregular shapes
Apparatus: Metre rule
Materials: Pencil eraser, leaf, triangle-shaped object, graph paper
EXPERIMENT 1.14

Volume of liquids

Apparatus: 100 cm3 measuring cylinder, boiling tube, test tube, 25 ml pipette, suction
pump, burette, retort stand, clamp
Materials: Water, white piece of paper
EXPERIMENT 1.15 Volume of regular and irregular-shaped solids
Apparatus: 100 ml measuring cylinder
Materials: Marbles, stone, water, thread

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Chapter 2

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EXPERIMENT 2.1 Cell as a basic unit of animals and plants


Apparatus: Microscope, cover slip, slides, dropper, razor blade, forceps
Materials: Toothpick, filter paper, blue methylene solution, iodine solution
EXPERIMENT 2.5 Unicellular and multicellular organisms
Apparatus: Slide, glass cover, microscope, dropper
Materials: Pond water

Chapter 3

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EXPERIMENT 3.1 Matter has mass and occupies space


Apparatus: Retort stand and clamp, beaker, basin
Materials: Half-metre ruler, 2 balloons, thread, water, needle, cellophane tape
EXPERIMENT 3.3

Arrangement and movement of particles in three states of


matter
Materials: Wooden partition, container, marbles
EXPERIMENT 3.6

Density and buoyancy of objects

Apparatus: 100 ml measuring cylinder, beakers


Materials: Water, cork, glass, ice cubes, petrol

Chapter 4

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EXPERIMENT 4.6 Compounds and mixtures


Apparatus: Magnifying glass, test tube, test tube holder, Bunsen burner, spatula, Petri
dish
Materials: Iron filings, sulphur powder, carbon disulphide solution, paper, bar magnet
EXPERIMENT 4.8 Separation of sand and salt
Apparatus: Glass rod, 100 ml beaker, filter funnel, retort stand and clamp, tripod stand,
Bunsen burner, evaporating dish, wire gauze, asbestos sheet
Materials: A mixture of sand and salt (table salt), filter paper, water

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Chapter 5

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EXPERIMENT 5.1 Percentage of oxygen in the air


Apparatus: Gas jar, gas jar stand, glass trough
Materials: Rubber bands, candle, matches, water
EXPERIMENT 5.2 Air as a mixture of various substances
Apparatus: Boiling tube, rubber stopper, evaporating dish, Petri dish with cover, slide
Materials: Ice cubes, dry cobalt chloride paper, sterilised nutrient agar, cellophane tape
EXPERIMENT 5.4 Properties of gases in the air
Apparatus: Bunsen burner, test tubes filled with oxygen, test tubes filled with carbon
dioxide, 100 cm3 beaker, 500 cm3 beaker, oxygen gas tank, carbon dioxide
gas tank
Materials: Red and blue litmus papers, concentrated sodium hydroxide solution,
bicarbonate indicator solution, lime water
EXPERIMENT 5.6 Gas used during respiration
Apparatus: Boiling tube, cork, capillary tube, wire mesh
Materials: Cotton wool, coloured water, sodium hydroxide solution, live cockroach
EXPERIMENT 5.7 Gas released during respiration
Apparatus: Boiling tube, wire gauze, rubber stopper, bicarbonate indicator
Materials: Grasshopper, germinating green beans
EXPERIMENT 5.8

Comparison of the oxygen content in inhaled air (ordinary air)


and exhaled air
Apparatus: Two gas jars with cover, delivery tube, stopwatch, basin
Materials: Water, candle
EXPERIMENT 5.9 The relationship between volume of air and the burning of a
candle
Apparatus: Different sized containers, stopwatch
Materials: Candle, matches
EXPERIMENT 5.10 Burning of carbon (charcoal) and hydrocarbon (kerosene)
Apparatus: Bunsen burner, gas jar, gas jar spoon, gas jar cover
Materials: Charcoal powder, kerosene, dry cobalt chloride paper, lime water

Chapter 6

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EXPERIMENT 6.2 Producing fire using a magnifying glass


Materials: Magnifying glass, thin paper

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Chapter 7

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EXPERIMENT 7.1 Heat production


Materials: Thermometer
EXPERIMENT 7.2 Ways to produce heat
Apparatus: Test tube
Materials: Sodium hydroxide solid, water
EXPERIMENT 7.3

Temperature
Apparatus: 250 cm3 beaker, 100 cm3 beaker, Bunsen burner, thermometers, 100 ml
measuring cylinder, tripod stand, wire gauze, glass rod, string, asbestos
sheet
Materials: 50 g and 100 g weights, water
EXPERIMENT 7.5 The effect of heat on solids
Apparatus: Bunsen burner
Materials: Ring, metal ball
EXPERIMENT 7.6 The effect of heat on liquids
Apparatus: Thermometer, beaker
Materials: Ice cubes
EXPERIMENT 7.7 The effect of heat on gases
Apparatus: Round-bottomed flask, capillary tube, rubber stopper with hole, basin, retort
stand and clamp
Materials: A drop of coloured liquid, ice cubes, hot water
EXPERIMENT 7.8 Heat transfer through conduction
Apparatus: Bunsen burner, retort stand and retort clamp, tripod stand, asbestos sheet
Materials: Copper rod, thumbtacks, wax
EXPERIMENT 7.9

Heat transfer through convection


Apparatus: Bunsen burner, 500 cm3 beaker, tripod stand, wire gauze, gas jar
Materials: Potassium manganate(VII) crystal, drinking straw, water, mosquito coil,
matches, candle, T-shaped cardboard
EXPERIMENT 7.10 Heat transfer through radiation
Materials: Thermometer, bulb
EXPERIMENT 7.14 Different materials act as different heat insulators
Apparatus: Bunsen burner, tripod stand
Materials: Copper rod, iron rod, aluminium rod, glass rod, thumbtacks

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EXPERIMENT 7.16 Change in the state of matter in physical processes


Section A
Apparatus: Wire gauze, tripod stand, Bunsen burner, 250 cm3 beaker, white tile
Materials: Ice, water
Section B
Apparatus: Glass dish, refrigerator
Materials: Water
Section C
Apparatus: Cup
Materials: Water, chalk
Section D
Apparatus: Boiling tube, Bunsen burner, test tube holder
Materials: Iodine crystals
EXPERIMENT 7.20 Absorption of heat
Apparatus: Two conical flasks, one with its base painted with aluminium paint while the
other with dull black paint, rubber stopper, thermometer, retort stand and
clamps, Bunsen burner
Materials:
EXPERIMENT 7.21 Heat transmission
Apparatus: Conical flask painted with dull black paint, conical flask painted with
aluminium paint, thermometers, asbestos sheets
Materials: One-hole rubber stoppers, hot water

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