Final project




Step 1 - due 11:59pm on May 20th

Create a Google document and title it using the format:
Class period - AP 1 project - Last Name
i.e. C - AP 1 project - Johnston

Share that document with akeller@longmeadow.k12.ma.us and include editing permission

At the top of the document, make a simple list of things you're interested in, i.e.

1. Playing soccer
2. Playing guitar
3. Working on the robotics team
4. Painting watercolors
5. 3D printing

There's no minimum or maximum, but the longer your list, the more freedom you'll have in choosing a project topic


Step 2 - due 11:59pm on May 26th

Add to your list at least three possible experiments, i.e.

1. Playing soccer
2. Playing guitar
  a. How does the force applied to the string influence the loudness?
  b. How does the position of playing along the string influence the diversity of the tonal spectrum?
3. Working on the robotics team
  a. How does the voltage across the motors influence the robot's acceleration?
4. Painting watercolors
5. 3D printing

You may not have much experience thinking-of variables to test in physical situations, so this step could take some feedback and negotiation next week. Over the next few days, I will add some comments to your list about the potential it has for this kind of experimentation.


Step 3 - due 11:59pm on May 29th

Decide upon one single experiment. Append the document with:

1. How does _______________ affect _______________ ?

2. A description of how the independent variable of the first blank will be measured and varied (over ten data points).

3. A description of how the dependent variable of the second blank will be measured.

4. A description of how any relevant contols will be managed.

Example:

1. How does the force applied to a guitar string influence the string loudness?

2. One through ten pennies will be tied to a light thread tied to the high E string. The thread will then be cut.
The force of gravity on the different systems will cause different forces to be applied to the string.

3. The loudness will be measured by the Decibel X app on a smartphone held 10cm from the guitar string.

4. The positions and orientations of the guitar and phone will be held constant for each trial.