During Week 6 through Week 10 the Tuesday lab time will be dedicated to
group projects. In order for your project to be successful you
will need to commit at
least twelve hours per week to the project (half that time if you are
not completing a programing component). We recommend that you
spend most of Tuesday in the
lab each week. David, Barry, Peter and Carlos will be available
for the full day
to assist you in your
investiagations. We will be meeting you periodically to discuss your
progress so if you will not be in the lab on any given week let us
know. In order for us to best assist you, we ask that you complete and
submit a weekly progress report
indicating what you have done each week
and what your plan is for the week ahead. For physics labwork I would
also like you to keep an orderly, dated and titled record of your data
collection, observations and experiments in your lab notebook each
week. I will collect labnotebooks at the end of the quarter and will be
assessing your work on the usual assessment criteria.
As you work on your project keep in mind that at the end of the project
you will need to:
- Give an informal demonstration of your experiment/computer
program to highschool students at the end of Week 9.
- Submit a formal lab report of your results on Tuedsay of Week 10.
- Give a formal presentation of your results during Wednesday and
Thursday of Week 10.
Most important -- this project time is supposed to be an enjoyable, yet
educational opportunity to explore an area of interest in more depth
than a three hour lab will allow. Have some fun while you are learning!