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  1. Projects in High School Physics National Science Teachers Association March 31, 2012 BorislawBilash & Elise Burns

  2. Why Do Projects? • Fun • Rigorous • Complex • Kinesthetic • Competitive • Create • Apply • Engineer • Analyze • Cooperate

  3. Types of Projects Nearly any project can be adapted to use in a different manner with minor changes.

  4. Finding the Balance • What is the purpose of the project? • How rigorous do you want the project to be? • Can a “fun” project be academically demanding and a good learning tool? • When is a digression from the curriculum appropriate?

  5. The Engineering Design Cycle

  6. Advance Decisions • Where will the work get done? • What is the timetable? • What are the major checkpoints that the students must pass? • How much teacher supervision will there be along the way? • How will you hold the students accountable along the way? • Who supplies the materials?

  7. Collaboration • Do students work individually, in pairs, or in groups? • Do they have clearly designated roles or freeform group? • How are individuals held accountable to their group? • What are the consequences of not participating fully? • How are individuals held accountable for the material? • How do I (try to) make sure all students pull their own weight? • Who makes the groups?

  8. Grading the Project: The Almighty Rubric • What is the difference between a checklist and a rubric? • When do the students receive the rubric? • What goes into the rubric? • How long should the rubric be? • How can I use a rubric to assess group work? • How can students use the rubric most effectively?

  9. Conservation of Energy Movies

  10. Mobiles Physics of Art - Art of Physics

  11. Catapults & Trebuchets

  12. Build & Play an Instrument

  13. Egg Drop

  14. Rockets

  15. More Ideas for Culminating Projects…

  16. Driver’s Education

  17. Sportscast Podcast or Video

  18. Paper Roller Coaster

  19. Car Crash Analysis

  20. More Ideas for PBL…

  21. Bridges

  22. Towers

  23. Rube Goldberg

  24. Gordorama

  25. Egg Drop

  26. Sun Dog

  27. More Design Projects…

  28. Parachutes

  29. Rockets

  30. Egg Drop

  31. Metric Monsters

  32. More origin projects…