IB MYP 4-5 Physics Study Notes, Practice Questions and Mock Tests

The MYP eAssessment subject list for Physics consists of six broad topics:
  1. Forces and energy                                                             
  2. Heat, light and sound
  3. Electromagnetism                                                                
  4. Waves
  5. Astrophysics                                                                         
  6. Atomic physics

Forces and energy         

  • Gravity and gravitational fields         
  • Measurement in science                  
  • Speed, motion graphs                   
  • States and properties of matter, kinetic theory  
  • Density
  • Forces and effects of forces
  • Forces and motion, newton’s laws
  • Measurement in science
  • Work and power, efficiency Transfer and transformation of energy, conservation of energy
  • Energy sources and resources, fuels and environmental impact

Heat, light and sound

  • Condensation and evaporation
  • Pressure
  • Thermal physics
  • Heat transfer


  • Electric fields
  • Static electricity             
  • Magnetism, magnetic fields
  • Current, voltage, power
  • Electric circuits
  • Electric and magnetic fields
  • Electromagnetic forces and induction
  • AC & DC Generation and transmission of electricity


  • Longitudinal and transverse waves
  • Wave equation
  • Sound waves
  • Wave phenomena including refection, refraction, diffraction
  • Electromagnetic spectrum, imaging and applications


  • The Big Bang theory
  • The solar system Planets and satellites

Atomic physics

  • Atomic structure, particles, charges and masses
  • Radioactivity and decay, forms of radiation, uses and dangers