Welcome to Mr. Ziemba's AP Physics Class

 

FINAL PROJECT UP-DATE

 

 

Assessment:

Your project must assess whether your lab, lesson or other activity actually met your objectives

Therefore, you will include methods of assessments to determine if the students who were present for your lesson/demo/lab achieved the objectives listed in part 2)  “Objectives” .  

You must include at least five questions.

For now, list three possible questions you would expect your students to be capable of answering on completion of your lesson/demo/lab.  The questions could be open-ended, multiple choice, fill-in, etc. 

Include the answers – teachers can’t survive without answers.

 

Tentative Questions:

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Purposes:               1)            The following is my “survey” of the topics and objectives chosen for the final project.

                                                I will use it to determine the feasibility of topics, and if there are any duplications.

                                2)            A second purpose is to get you to think  about whether your topic is appropriate. 

 

Due date:              Complete them today, Wednesday, June 1st..               

                                Remenber, this is preliminary and I need to see you are thinking about the projects.

 

                               

 

1)    The final projects are due Thursday, June 9th,

 

                                    

 

 

2)    Physics Day Labs are due on June 10th.  Remember, at least one of the 5 questions must require calculus!

 

 

                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL PROJECT                                AP Physics                            Wednesday, 6/1/05

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Use the following format to describe a brief description of your project. 

1)            The project should be a Physics  lab, lesson, or unit of study.  Explain the basics of your project.

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2)            Objective:

             What is the objective(s) of the demo/lab/presentation/lesson?

The objective should be a concise statement or statements that answers the question:

What will the audience of students know after they  “experience” your project that they didn’t

know before?  (see the example)

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 3)            What MEDIA will you use?  Posters, video, Power Point Presentation, an experiment, a physical demonstration?

                Explain.

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4)            How will you assess learning?  That is, how will you know the material covered was actually learned by the group?

                Some suggestions are:        Lab worksheets, quizzes, lab questions, homework assignmensts.

 

2)            Examples of  Objectives:

                What are the objective of the demo/lab/presentation/lesson?

The objective should be a concise statement or statements that answers the question:

What  will the audience of students know after they  “experience” your project that they didn’t

know before?

 

                Students will be able to:

                               

                                a)            Set-up simple series and parallel circuits.

 

b)            Determine where to attach volt and ammeters.

 

c)             Read an ammeter and a voltmeter.

 

d)            Determine the resistance of a resistor using the colored rings.

 

e)             Predict the relative brightness of a bulb in circuits.

 

f)             Calculate resistance, potential and current using Ohm’s Law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On-line Activities, Tutorials, Practice, Lessons

 

Learn AP Physics C

While there are distinct advantages to learning--either in a classroom or online--with a real physics teacher, there are a number of online references that can help assist in your learning. http://www.learnapphysics.com/apphysicsc/index.html

 

 

The Physics Classroom                                                                                            

Tutorials, On-line textbook.

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/

 

 

Hyperphysics                                                                                                            

Extremely thorough concept map encyclopedia, calculators for common physics problems.

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html

 

Lessons from Cal Tech

Annenberg Media                                                                                        

Mechanical Universe 52-part series (videos approximately 20 – 60 minutes long). On-demand video, requires fast computer connection.

http://www.learner.org/resources/series42.html

 

 

Lessons from MIT

MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-01-physics-i-classical-mechanics-fall-1999/

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-02-electricity-and-magnetism-spring-2002/

 

Mini Lessons-The Kahn Academy

The Khan Academy’s mission is to  provide a world-class education to anyone, anywhere.  Most lessons are short (10-20 minutes) and address specific concepts. 

http://www.khanacademy.org/#Physics

 

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS C LEVEL 12 Full Year

 Prerequisite: Physics Honors and Math Analysis AB or BC HONORS, 10 Credits

Teacher Recommendation and Department approval required

Successful completion of a summer assignment prior to beginning the course

Co-requisites: AP Calculus BC, AB or Calculus CP

 This college-level course is for those students who are extremely strong in mathematical analysis and problem solving. AP Physics - C Level is an in-depth study of mechanics, electricity and magnetism.  This course is equivalent to the first two semesters of a three or four semester sequence of physics courses required for engineering and physical science majors, and occasionally required for pre-med majors. The use of calculus in problem solving and in the required derivation of physics formulas increases as the course progresses. Lab analysis includes the extensive use of mathematical and graphical interpretation. The course requires a high degree of commitment to academic work. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement Examination in mechanics in the spring as per BOE policy. Students may also elect to take the electricity and magnetism test. Many colleges grant credit and/or appropriate advanced placement to students who score well on this exam. Students that enroll in this course may have an opportunity to gain college credit through the Fairleigh Dickinson University Middle College Program.