Physics Guidebook

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.