Select a subject of interest to you involving physical science related to humans or animal. It can also be a medical condition or an injury which either results from the activity or affects the performance of the activity. This topic should be relevant to an area of further study/career preparation. a. Questions you may initially wish to explore. You may explore any idea/question that may interest you. The purpose here is to apply your understanding of concepts discussed in class to situations in healthcare or other phenomena of interest, and to integrate information from multiple sources in formulating your own understanding.
Proceed with Inquiry – Frame question(s) and define what you want to explore and find out. Those questions may morph as you find unexpected information.
Coming across physics that you do not understand is OK. It is a great opportunity to articulate what is confusing or unclear to you.
Recognize and apply a wide range of physics principles in real–life phenomena, at different scales. (Not what happens but why it happens)
You can do this by explaining physical mechanisms of some aspect of project phenomena in terms of underlying physics involving appropriate scales (macroscopic, tissue, cellular, molecular). At least 5 of the following topics should be included:
Simulations, animations, and videos that explain a physical mechanism very well can be used with only a brief summary by you. However you may be asked to explain it in the oral interview.
Use of pictures, videos are encouraged
Model functional relationship between measurable quantities of some essential aspect of real-life phenomenon, noting limitations of the model, for a wide variety of physics concepts.
Use simple mathematical relationships, either the mathematical models we covered in class, or others you may find, from at least 5 topics of your choice
Explain how the model describes the functional relationship between the quantities of your phenomenon.
Explain how the physics concept is exemplified by the mathematical model.
At least 3 of the models should expand to include calculations, with some thought as to the reasonableness of your answer. Use of correct units throughout is required.
Simplifying assumptions should be stated.
Note if model does not fit well.
Interpret visual displays of quantitative information (e.g. – graphs, force diagrams, field or potential diagrams)
Include your interpretation of at least 3 visual displays of quantitative information in terms of how quantities relate to each other, or how they change with time or location.
Use a variety of resources responsibly
All information sources should be cited or URLs given, preferably on page where information occurs.
At least 3 resources used should be peer-reviewed articles
You do not need to understand all that is in a peer-reviewed source, however, if some of the physics relevant to your project phenomenon is unclear, make note of that.
Any phrases taken directly from a source should be bracketed in quotation marks.
Be aware of the type of source. Be critical of sources for validity of information
Communicate effectively to explain your reasoning using physics terminology appropriately.
Articulate your understanding in writing in.
Articulate your understanding in your oral interview
Articulate how other students’ projects may be improved (follow at least two other students)
You are free to view and comment on any project, but you will only be graded on your comments to the two projects to which you have been assigned (hopefully by your choice)
Select a subject of interest to you involving physical science related to humans or animal. It can also be a medical condition or an injury which either results from the activity or affects the performance of the activity. This topic should be relevant to an area of further study/career preparation.
You may explore any idea/question that may interest you. The purpose here is to apply your understanding of concepts discussed in class to situations in healthcare or other phenomena of interest, and to integrate information from multiple sources in formulating your own understanding.
Competencies your project should demonstrate you can do:
Choose one overarching physical human/animal/health/medical area that interests you and which you would like to know more about. You will be exploring and explaining how many of the different aspects of the physics seen this semester can broaden and deepen your understanding of your chosen area. For each of 5 of the major physics topics (See list below) you will be finding a connection to your area of interest.
Explain why this area interests you
Pose question(s) that you may have about your chosen area. What physical mechanisms would you like to understand better?
For each physics topic
If possible, frame question(s) in terms of underlying physical mechanism using physics terminology. (You do not have to find answer to your question(s) to get full credit)
Alternatively, frame question asking how a particular topic concept (using physics terminology) relates to your area of interest.
Apply topic concepts to elucidate a physical mechanism of a phenomenon in this area of interest, using proper physics terminology
Include at least two of the following:
Pictures, diagrams, or videos that elucidate phenomenon
Animations or simulations that clarify physical mechanism
Data with units
Visual display of data (graphs, charts, spatial maps)
Use at least one peer-reviewed journal article for 3 of the physics topics related to your interest area.
Show how a physics principle involved with a physical mechanism comes up in the article.
What is unclear or confusing to you? (related to the physics, not the biological or clinical terminology)
Reference ALL sources – include website URLs
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