# Physics Guidebook

Using a marble stitched notebook, the Physics Guidebook
acts as
a Unit/Chapter summary, a cumulative review of
vocabulary, concepts,
equations, and graphs.

Section I:  Key Terms/Vocabulary
Students independently write the key terms/vocabulary definitions
as given in the textbook.  This will act as an introduction to the
terms used in the chapter/unit.

Section II:  Application of Concepts
After having identified the standard text definitions of the important
key terms/vocabulary, students will survey the chapter/unit by
analyzing the pictures, drawings, diagrams and solved example
problems.  Students will now make a statement regarding possible
application(s) and the reason/purpose for examining and learning
these physical phenomenonIn effect, students will answer for
themselves, "Why do I need to learn this information and when will
I ever use this information?"  This section can begin by completing
the following statement: "I believe that understanding and using the

this information and these concepts can be applied by..." or by making
a similar statement regarding the possible use and application of the
expressed physical phenomenon.  There is no minimum or maximum
number of applications, only the requirement that students examine
for themselves, the purpose for learning these specific topics in
physics.

Section III:  Concepts
Working in groups, students will review their notes and lab activities to
summarize the most important concepts of phenomenon.  Groups will
present and share their concept information to the class.  Other groups
can challenge this information for it's validity and accuracy, as well as
change their own summary of the important concepts.

Section IV:  Concepts/Equations
Individually, and with the assistance of the teacher, the students will
list all the equations used to solve problems.  With each equation,
they will list what each variable stands for, what the s.i. unit for each
quantity is, whether the quantity is a scalar or vector, and any
related derivations that exist to produce other equations.

Section V:  Concepts/Equations/Graphs
Using lab activities, notes and textbook examples, students will
summarize the basic graphing relationships in reference to slope,
area and applying linearization of equations to determine constants,
etc...

Section VI:  Summary of Concepts, Key Terms/Vocabulary
Working in groups, students will redefine the key terms/ vocabulary
and basic concepts from section I and II using their own expression
of words, drawings, sketches, artwork etc... to aid in remembering
and reviewing information before testing.  Groups will present and
share their concept information to the class. Other groups can
challenge this information for it's validity and accuracy, as well as
change their own summary of the important concepts.