Teacher Resources for the IB Diploma

Physics for the IB Diploma

Topic 3: Thermal properties of matter

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Guidance Notes

Here you will find support materials for Topic 3 of the Coursebook, grouped into three categories. Select from the menus above to find Planning, Assessment and general Resources.

Teaching ideas provide inspiration for creating dynamic lessons with practical, interactive elements.

Exemplar exam questions show how to answer IB-style exam questions to gain the maximum marks.

Core and AHL worksheets allow students to consolidate their learning in the classroom or as homework.

Separate marking schemes provide an opportunity for self-marking by students.
Some chapters have Practical worksheets that can be used to introduce experimental chemistry in the classroom.

Some of these worksheets are suitable for assessment of the Design, Data collection and processing, or Conclusion and evaluation criteria of the IB Internal Assessment.

Some worked examples of calculations and useful extra information are also provided.

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Notice to teachers

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