Physics Investigative Project (PIP)
10% of CA

Note: Use the Discussion forum to pose questions and keep track of questions posed by your peers.

Objective of PIP
This project is to provide you with an alternative learning experience to:
  • Collaborate in a group
  • Investigate a physical phenomena using scientific methods
  • Present your findings to peers


Grouping
3 students to a group

PIP Presentation Sequence
Group 2, 6, 11, 8, 9, 4, 7, 1, 3, 14, 5, 12, 13 and 10.

Task
Each group will select one problem from the 2010 IYPT problem set to investigate. You are to conduct the experiment and develop a theoretical model to explain your experimental observations.

Deliverables
  • Project report
  • Group Presentation - each group given 15 minutes to present their project report


Time Line
T2W6 PIP Briefing
T2W6 Group formation
T3W3 Report submission
T3W9-W10 Group Presentation

Grading Criteria
Project Report - 55%
Group Presentation - 40%
Peer Evaluation - 5%

Project Report - 55%

Creative Ability - 15%
This refers to:
  • approach to solving the problem
  • design of experiment
  • analysis of data
  • interpretation of data
  • use of equipment


Scientific Thought - 15%
This refers to:
  • whether the problem is stated clearly and unambiguously
  • the procedural plan for obtaining a solution
  • the identification and definition of variables.
  • the control variables, if necessary
  • the experimental data to support the model


Thoroughness - 15%
This refers to:
  • how completely the problem was covered.
  • how the conclusions were reached
  • awareness of alternative solutions
  • familiarity with scientific literature relating to the problem.


Skill - 5%
This refers to:
  • the laboratory, computational and design skills to obtain the supporting data

Clarity - 5%
This refers to:
  • the quality of the written report.
  • presentation of data and results

Group Presentation - 40%
  • Quality of Presentation
  • Quality of explanation (accuracy, clarity, correct use of physical concepts)
  • Engagingness
  • Response to Questions

Note: All group members must have roughly equal talk time

Peer Evaluation - 5%
Within group; evaluation of team members

Links


Sample Project Presentation (Team Austria report at Nankai University)

(Team Austria at Nankai University)


Grouping
1 CHEN YANG
1 GAO HELIN
1 LI ANJIE

2 DANG THUY LINH
2 H'NG ENG KEAT
2 LI QIZHU

3 HON GUANG YU JEREMY
3 LIANG XIAOHUA
3 LIN QIANYING

4 KHOR SHI-JIE
4 NEO YU PEI
4 ONG MUR FEI

5 LAM BO JUN
5 NIE TIAN
5 SHAWN NG VOON HWEE

6 LIM TIONG WEI BENNY
6 PETER HAW HAN BENG
6 SHEN ZEYU

7 LIM YAN SENG
7 SIA HAN WEI
7 TAN RUN XIAN

8 LOW ZUO KAI NICHOLAS
8 SZETO KAH KEONG
8 TEH YING SHI

9 ONG SENG PEING
9 TAY CHAO XU
9 ZHANG YUWEI

10 TAN SONG KAI
10 TIMOTHY YAP SHI-JIE
10 ZHU HAN

11 HUANG SONGPENG
11 TUO TUO
11 ZHENG YI

12 HOANG THI HANH LAN
12 YIN MOZHI
12 YONG YOONG JIE JOHN

13 EKA WIDIANTO THAMRIN
13 LEE HUI YI
13 YONG XIAN NING

14 CHEN QINYAN
14 LEI YUYANG
14 ZHENG XIAODONG