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Homework 1 : Form 3

(S14MT) Preparation for Mid term Exam Score A+

Prepared bv Cikgu Shandini ( April 2016 )

1. Diagram 1 shows the positions of three different liquids R, S and T in a gas jar. Table 1 shows
their densities respectively.

a) In Diagram 1, label liquids R, S and T. (1m)

b) If substance P which is put into the gas jar floats on liquids R but sinks in liquid T, predict the
density of substance P. (1m)

c) State what will happen to substance Y with a density of 11.4 gcm 3 when it is put into the gas
jar. (1m)

d) Diagram 1.1 shows that liquid X sinks in water when it is poured into it.

i) What can you conclude from diagram 1.1 ? (1m)

ii)If liquid Y is metallic element at room temperature, what is liquid Y ? (1m)

e) In diagram 1.2 (a), a lump of plasticine sinks in water but a model made from the same lump
of plasticine floats on water shown in diagram 1.2 (b)

i) Why does the lump of plasticine in Diagram 1.2 (a) sink ? (1m)

ii) How can the same lump of plasticine be made float on water?(1m)

iii) Explain how submarine rises to the surface of the sea from the bottom. (1m)

iv) Explain a method used to float a sunken ship. ( 2m)

2a ) Diagram 2.1 shows activities that produce a type of energy. State the type of energy
produced by all the activities. ( 1m)

b) Diagram 2.2 shows the stages of a burning candle.

i) State the changes in state of this candle. (1m)

ii) State the physical process of P. (1m)

iii) What happens to the candle particles during process P? (1m)

b) Explain what happens to the water particles when water is put in the freezer to form ice cubes.

3a) Diagram 3.1 shows a thermometer used in a laboratory. What happens to the mercury when
the bulb is placed in hot water? (1m)

b) Diagram 3.2 shows the condition of a bimetallic strip in a heating process. Why does the
bimetallic strip bend when heated? (1m)

c) Diagram 3.3 shows a fire alarm system.

i) When there is a fire, the bimetallic strip bends. Draw an arrow in the box provided in diagram
to show the direction of the bending of the strip.(1m)

ii) Explain how the fire alarm works when the bimetallic strip is heated. (2m)

d. Diagram 3.4 shows a method to remove a very tight metal cap of a bottle. Why do we use hot
water to remove the tight metal cap easily? (1m)

e) Diagram 3.5 shows some electrical cables.

i) What happens to the electrical cables during a cold weather? (1m)

ii) Give one reason for the answer in 3 e i) (1m)

5. The rear window of the car in diagram contains a heating element. The heating element is a
part of an electrical circuit connected to the battery of the car.

a. Diagram below show the two possible ways of connecting the circuit of the heating element.
State the name of each type of circuit. (2m)

b. The heating element is broken at point X on circuit P and at point Y on circuit Q as shown in
diagram below. When the switch is closed, which circuit is still functioning and give your reason.

c. During winter, ice may form at the rear window of the car. When the heating element is
switched on, the ice will melt and the surface of the rear window will become clear and dry.
Complete the following sentences.
i. When the heater is switched one, .. energy is transferred from the wires to the
rear window of the car. (1m)
ii) As the window of the car becomes clear and dry, physical changes of the matter occur. The
changes occur from .. state to . State. (2m)

6. Diagram 6.1 shows an electric circuit.

Ai) Name the type of circuit. ( 1m)

ii) State the brightness of bulb L when the crocodile clip is moved from R to Q. Give a reason for
your answer. ( 2m)

iii) What happens to bulb M is bulb L is burnt out. ( 1m)

b. Diagram 6.2 below shows a complete electric circuit. Calculate the total resistance of this
circuit. (2m)

ii) What is the voltage of V1 if the voltage of V is 3 volts. (1m)

iii) Explain why this type of circuit is used in our houses. (2m)

7. Diagram 7 shows pictures of animals .

Look at the animals in Diagram 7.

a) State one characteristics of any four of the animals.






b) Classify the animals into two groups based on their common characteristics. Name the
animals belonging to each group.

c) Adam has constructed a classification chart to classify a group of animals as shown below.

i) Do you think that Adams classification chart helps identify the animals effectively? Give the
reason for your answer. (2m)

ii) If you are a taxonomist, how would you classify these animals differently.

8. Diagram 8 shows a natural cycle that occurs in the environment.

a) Name the cycle shown in Diagram 8. (1m)

b) What does P represent?(1m)

c) Name processes A, B and C (3m)

d) Give two major rules played by trees in the cycle. (2m)

e) With reference to the cycle, list two effects of deforestation. (2m)

f) Define the term conservation. (1m)

9. Diagram 9 shows the set up of an experiment carried out by a group of students to investigate
a factor which affects the rate of evaporation.

a) Suggest a hypothesis for this experiment. (1m)

b) State the following variables in the experiment. (3m)

Manipulated variable:
Responding variable :
Controlled variable:
c) What is the function of silica gel in bell jar Y? (1m)

d) i) In which bell jar does the filter paper dries faster? (1m)

ii) State an inference based on your observation in d i) (1m)

e) What is the relationship between the factor and the rate of evaporation in this experiment?

f) State two differences between evaporation and boiling.(2m)

g) State two uses of evaporation in our daily life.(2m)

h) Look at the advertisement in the brochure. Do you believe what the advertisement claims?
Why? Explain your answer? (4m)
Magical water filter

Now you and your family can

enjoy the purest water in the
Affordable and easy to use
Uses special filters to remove
all impurities from water.
Produces the cleanest water
that is purer than distilled

10. Diagram 10 shows an electrical power transmission and distribution system.

a) What is the function of the power station? (1m)

b) i) Based on Diagram above, where are step up transformers found?(1m)

ii) What is the function of a transformer? (1m)

c) Draw lines to match each component with its function.

d) Diagram below shows a 3-pin plug

i) Label all the wires

e) Diagram below shows two types of plugs connected to their appliances.

It is more advantageous to connect electrical appliances to a 3 pin plug than 2 pin plug. Explain
why. (1m)

f) An iron labeled 1500W, 240V is used to iron clothes for an hour. Calculate the current flow
using the formula:

II) Suggest a suitable fuse to be used. (1m)