Audio Recording: This
is your first attempt at articulating who you are, what you know and what
you have learned. This recording will be put on the web next to your name
in your group. This assignment will allow you to compare your ability
to articulate and compare yourself with your classmates. What do I talk
about? What is your name? Where are you from? What is you major? Why are
you taking Physics? Why is Physics important to you, your future and to
your intellectual growth? What is the purpose of the problem-solving method,
that Tony repeatedly reinforces? Do you like college? What do you expect
from college? There are no correct answers. This is a positive recording.
Have fun with it. If you need to see me, do so.
Class Points: 20
Due: Feb. 2, 20076 2-Group Audio
Recordings: Why do physicists think physics is the fundamental
science? How will problem solving relate to my future profession? How
does the Big Bang Theory relate to late 20th century existential post-modernist
thought? Huh. . .? Find a topic, any topic.
Your first Audio Discussion requires that you use Critical
Thinking Skills. What are Critical Thinking Skills? What is Bloom's
Taxonomy? How are these ideas important? How is the Problem-Soving method
used in science dependent upon the Critical Thinking skills? Individual
personalities are important. Members need to demonstrate effective
group dynamics, depth of conversation,critical thinking skills and physics
fundamentals. Please do not read the list of Critical
Thinking Skills to us. Use these ideas in normal conversation. Use
examples. Be creative. Some students will be reveiwing a book. Go to the
Evil Geniuses page and read it. This assignment should include all
members and it should be 6-10 minutes long.You will email me the audio
recording in mp3 or wav format. The recording will be less than
15 megs. See
me if you need to get confirmation on your recording topic.
Class Points: 20 pts
March 15, 2007 Due: April 20, 2007 Office/Class/Video
Problem Demo: Problem Solving Process
- As a group, you will be demonstrating
your competence in articulating the Problem Solving Process
to yourselves, your group, the Instructor and the class. Grading
Requirements: You are demonstrating that you know the
Problem-Solving Process. This requires thorough group
discussion and collaboration. Only the members present will receive a
grade. All members present must be involved to receive a grade. Members
present who are not contributing will not receive a grade. The Instructor
will be determining the competence of the Problem Solving Process
of the whole group. Plan to integrate everyone into the reasoning, diagramming,
and solution. Discuss the physics principles involved. Reference other
problems that led you to the answer. The group
grade will be based upon;
1. Selection of Problem: (20% points)
a. Physics Concepts used.
b. Relevance to real world. 2. Problem Solving Process:(40%
a. Presentation of the Problem.
b. Discussion of the method and model used to
solve the problem.
c. Boardwork and Diagram.
d. Reasoning and Critical Thinking Skills
f. Pitfalls associated with the problem 3. Group Discussion: (40% points)
a. Pertinent questions
b. Discussion of the solution
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4. Video Presentation (only) 8-12 minutes
a. Video Recording Aesthetics.
Points: 20, 30, 40 points
Discussion Sessions with the Instructor
need to meet with the Instructor for one face-to-face sessions (20 minutes).
I have the Calendar, email
me your desired time slots! You have until Monday Nov. 20 to make your appointments. You cannot change your
appointment date after that!
Go to the above link to learn more
about the Final.
Group Video Project
- You will record a 8-12 minute demonstration of some physical principle
from this semester. The selection of the experiment is wide-open and encourages
students to be creative. This will be broadcast on the web (MySpace, YouTube
or my website) and your fellow students will get a chance to watch you
demonstrate your physics prowess.
Requirements: Brainstorm Session, Planning Session (documentation),
Filming Session (Web Ready digital video). You will think about what physics
principles you want to present, plan it out, write a script, rehearse
it, film it. No editing. Do it until you get it right. Bloopers are cool
but they can come at the end of the footage. Grading criteria;Overall Organization (5), Creativity (5), Set-up (Introduction to
Physics Principle (6), Complexity of Physics Principle (6), Effectiveness
of Experiment (6), Audience interaction (6), Video Aesthetics (6) Example: So, you want to be in Films, do you? Check out
from last summer.
This is your first attempt at articulating who you are, what you know and
what you have learned.
This recording will be put on the web next to your name in your group.
This assignment will allow you to compare your ability to articulate and
compare yourself with your classmates.
What do I talk about?
What is your name? Where are you from? What is you major? Why are you taking
Physics? Why is Physics important to you, your future and to your intellectual
growth? What is the purpose of the problem-solving method, that Tony repeatedly
Do you like college? What do you expect from college? There are no correct
This is a positive recording. Have fun with it. If you need to see me, do
Use an outline. Please do not read word-for-word. Try to sound like you
are talking directly to someone.
Reminder, your recording should be at least 5 minutes long. Imagine that
you are being asked questions
by an interviewer who wants to hire you or admit you to their Medical School!
Audios less than 5 minutes will get 50% of the points! You have until Sunday
How do I record it? How to record your voice. . .
A. You can use the PC's recorder. Instructions
B. There is a good voice recorder for Windows at Audio Recorder
C. You can also do this in MSWord. Go to Notebook Layout View and open Audio
Type in what you want to say. Click on the record button and speak. Record
one consecutive file, please.
You can save the Word document and send it to me. Cool. . .huh?
D. How to use the sound recorder on Windows 2000, sound recorder on Windows
XP, thanks Joe.
Make sure that you record it correctly. If I can't hear it, then you don't
Test it out, first. Make sure you are recording correctly. Where do I send
my audio file?
Email your audio file to me.
audio file name format: 195_Huskers_Dimauro
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org