Project 2019+

An adaptation of Tom Balanowski’s notes by Mr Bailey. This is a useful guide to teachers preparing students for their AH Physics Project. PLANNING is the KEY.

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If you are not familiar with Excel can I recommend you spending a bit of time looking over the post in the BGE section (link below). I’ll add a further advanced part for you below.

Other packages are available and some are more robust such as R but I am not sure whether I will introduce that to you now.

https://www.mrsphysics.co.uk/advanced/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Hookes-Law-Table-in-Excel.mp4

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Plotting graphs in Excel is coming this way soon!

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!

TopicComments
gGood one
Focal lengthGood one
Young’s ModulusCan be good but watch the numbers
Refractive IndexBut you’d need to find a method to generate graphs
SheepDifficult, but interesting
SoundLots of potential but work needed
LCR CircuitsIf you like circuits this can be a good one
Planck’s ConstantIf that is what you like!
Wavelength of Sodium LightIf that is what you like!
SHMIf that is what you like!
Moment of Inertia Of Bike Wheels, fly wheels, spinners???
ViscocityIf you can find a way to generate graphs
Surface TensionIf 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

UPDATED VERSION 2:  AH Physics Project Advice for Teachers

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.

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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