Mr. Rogers' AP/IB Physics

Specifications for AP/IB Physics Investigations Record Book

All physics investigations will be maintained in a bound composition notebook such as the ones show. Color is unimportant, but the size and type of book must match with those shown in the picture. Spiral bound books, loose sheets, or books not meeting the specifications below will not be graded.

Pages are to be written using the following standards:

Investigation books will contain the  following:

1) Title Page 2) Table of Contents

 

 

AP/IB Physics  Investigations

200X-200Y

Name of Student: (your name)

Teacher: Mr. Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Table of Contents

Investigation                                  Page

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3) Investigation Write-Up  
Title: Make this Descriptive

Purpose: Given by Mr. Rogers

Hypothesis: A prediction with a basis. Both must be stated. State any mathematical models to be tested and state the assumptions (systematic errors) in them.

Variables: List the independent, dependent, and control variable (variables you attempt to keep constant.

Equipment: This is to be a labeled drawing showing the relationship of the equipment. It is not a list.

Procedure: Use bullet statements. The procedure should be written for so that a knowledgeble person could repeat your experiment.

Analysis/Data: Include all raw data and graphs. Computer printouts may be pasted in the book.

Discussion Conclusions: Will contain the following:

  • Summary of results: Keep very brief. NEVER introduce new data in a conclusion
  • Answer to the implied question in the purpose (at least one good paragraph).
  • Random experimental errors: discuss and estimate the effects on the results. NEVER list anything under your control such as errors in calculations. If these exit, correct them.
  • Suggestions for improvements: This can include improvements in the mathematical model tested. Be specific.
 
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