Project SUSTAIN Physics, W15


1) Groups of 2-4 students.
2) Project of your choice, but I can provide some questions. Last quarter is the first time we’ve done this, and it was very much at the last minute – they were almost all done in the last week of school. I think that we can start earlier and do a better job.
3) Produce video less than 5 minutes for class, and post it on the projects website, accessible on the PSC 320 webpage.
4) I will post your video for the class to see, so when you send me the YouTube link, please also send me questions for Educanon, and state where those questions might be placed.
5) You will present your topic to the class for 1 minute and answer questions.
6) I’d like to receive a proposal for a video from each group by Friday of week 4, after the first midterm. This will include a statement of when you anticipate sending me the link to the youtube video.

Grades: to receive an “A”, your project will do all of the following
1) Your group chooses a topic that connects energy transformation, environment, and society, but is unique from the lessons we have learned in class. You can
– pick one topic we studied and go more in depth,
– build something and show how it works or conduct an experiment
– report on something that draws on what we’ve learned
– analyze some societal practice, or community intervention
… If you’re not sure, please ask me.
2) Your example will be factually correct, and relevant. As a counter example Falling out of an airplane was a video that was really well done, but didn’t have any relevant physics in it.
3) Your video audio and visuals will be of high enough quality to completely understand what you are conveying. For instance, the physics video on variable moment of inertia yo-yo was a great experiment, but I couldn’t present it to students because of the poor quality.
4) You submit your link to me before Friday of week 9.

… If you can teach me something I wasn’t aware of before, I’ll be extra impressed!

To get a “B”, your video will achieve 3 of the above 4 goals
To get a “C”, your video will achieve 2 of the above 4 goals

Your final grade will be determined by the rubric set up on the syllabus website (accessible from the main website).