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Gr. 12 Physics Project Ideas?

  1. May 1, 2010 #1
    Ok , so i'm already thinking of my gr 12 physics project for next year. We have to build a device anyhting that shows amazing physics principles, does anyone have ideas on what i should build and the physics behind it.
    Here is the project handout and outline:

    The main objective of this project is to give you the opportunity to design and build a device and/or simulation that demonstrates a specific topic in physics, and to perform the demonstration showing a thorough understanding of the concept at hand.

    Project Details
    This project is worth 10% of your final mark. If you work with a partner, you will share the same mark, unless you can convince me that this is not fair.
    The main components of your task will be
    • Planning
    • Construction
    • Demonstration
    Details are given for each of the main components.

    • Planning – The planning stage of this project involves two stages. First, you will submit a brief (one or two sentences) proposal of your ideas for this project. Following this, you will submit a more detailed written proposal with your ideas, preliminary drawings of your demonstration, and a list of the possible difficulties.

    • Construction – Once you have a clear idea of what you are doing, you will build a prototype of your demonstration. This is the first stage of the construction component. The prototype is preferably a scaled or simple working version that allows you to get a better feel for what you are undertaking. It should allow for improvements to be made in the design process and should help you fully understand the scientific principles at work. Following the completion of your prototype, you will construct your actual model and show it to your teacher.

    • Demonstration –Finally, your will present your demonstration to your teachers, peers and others on Demonstration Day. Your presentation will include an introduction, an outline of your demonstration and the physics principles it illustrates, the demonstration, reflections on your experience, and an opportunity for questions. Your presentation will be videotaped.
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  3. May 7, 2010 #2
    Build a Crookes tube
  4. May 9, 2010 #3
    Particle Accelerator.
  5. May 9, 2010 #4
    Best thing ever!
    Coupled harmonic motion (with weak coupling), research it!
  6. May 12, 2010 #5
    Do something with ferrofluid, its not overly expensive but its pretty cool, or check out this site for some ideas ap.smu.ca/demos
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