Project Information

2017 Group

Below is a list of the titles for potential projects that we can offer. If you think of something else do discuss it with your teacher. A good project is something where the data can be used to generate a graph, from which information can be obtained. This then gives plenty of opportunities for analysis, and collecting marks!

Topic Comments
g Good one
Focal length Good one
Young’s Modulus Can be good but watch the numbers
Refractive Index But you’d need to find a method to generate graphs
Sheep Difficult, but interesting
Sound Lots of potential but work needed
LCR Circuits If you like circuits this can be a good one
Planck’s Constant If that is what you like!
Wavelength of Sodium Light If that is what you like!
SHM If that is what you like!
Moment of Inertia  Of Bike Wheels, fly wheels, spinners???
Viscocity If you can find a way to generate graphs
Surface Tension If you can find a way to generate graphs

Also LASERs, Strings,
Here is the mark scheme for the project. It is worth 30 marks, so please ensure that you check off each part. Further details can be found in the Investigation Booklet, attached.

SQA mark scheme  Mark scheme 2017 a pdf version of the mark scheme with space for marking.

Mark scheme 2017 a word version of the mark scheme with space for marking.

Project Mark Scheme 2 page marking scheme with room for comments.

Mark-Scheme 2 page marking scheme with room for comments on page 1. The pdf file of the above document.

Project Mark Scheme pdf file single page marking scheme, no room for comments.

Investigating unit day book

Here is the information from Tom B, former PA for AH Physics, it is more for teachers than students, but it can’t do harm to read it and you might get some great tips.

 

 

UPDATED VERSION 2 AH Physics Project Advice for Teachers

AH Physics Project Advice for Teachers pdf version

AH Physics Project Advice for Teachers word version February 2017

Here is an excellent information sheet to using MS Excel for your project write ups including how to create error bars. (Thanks Tom B)

Use of Excel in AH 2010 this is the word version, below is the same document as a pdf file.

Use of Excel in AH 2010

I am not allowed to give you a template to use for your project write-up, however, I think that you ought to be aware of the usefulness of WORD and how it can do many of the things that you need for your project write-up. I see this as similar to the Excel help that is given below.

If you’re lucky enough to have excel 2013- here is a document from Mr Taylor from Strathhaven on plotting graphs in excel with error bars etc.

 

AH Sciences Graphs in Excel 2013

AH Sciences Graphs in Excel 2013

 

 

AH Science Project write up word

AH Science Project write up pdf file

word set up AH Science Project word file

Initial word set up AH Science Project pdf document

 

I’ll keep adding more as it arrives!

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