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    DP2020 IAs

    IA Workshop

    300 ideas for IB Physics

    Physics IBO guide

    Think IB ideas

    SPHS Devil Physics resources

    Some random link

    As seen in:

    Personal Engagement

    Clear evidence of personal engagement, justification of topic and evidence of personal input in design, implementation or presentation:

    • Statement of reason why the topic is interesting.
    • Context of the research given.
    • Interesting use of apparatus.
    • Novel method.
    • Adaption of equipment to suit requirements.
    • comparison of different methods.
    • Use of simulations to compare results.


    Focused research question, relevant background information with highly appropriate method all factors influencing reliability considered with full awareness for safety ethical and environmental issues.

    • Research question clearly stated in introduction.
    • If applicable variables identified.
    • Theoretical background explained.
    • Equations derived not just stated.
    • Method is described fully showing attention to detail and consideration of controlled variables.'
    • Appropriate method (if it worked it was probably appropriate).
    • Adaption of method to reduce errors.
    • Use of different methods to reinforce conclusion.
    • Use of simulations to support theoretical background.
    • Mention of factors that can not be controlled.
    • Mention of safety issues (not trivialised).


    Raw data is displayed in a table and processed correctly. Uncertainties are justified and processed. Results are correctly interpreted and the impact of uncertainties is fully understood.

    • Relevant raw data collected.
    • Raw data is displayed in a clear table.
    • Raw data table has correct units and uncertainties in headers.
    • There is enough raw data to support conclusion (at least 5 values of independent variable for a linear relationship more for non linear).
    • Measurement of dependent variable has been repeated (about 5 times) and mean value calculated.
    • Uncertainties calculated from (max -min)/2 or percentages.
    • Some processing of data (at least finding mean).
    • Results used to show the impact of uncertainties (e.g. intercept, spread of data or size of error bars).
    • Data used to find relationship or value.
    • Uncertainty in gradient found where appropriate.


    A detailed and fully relevant conclusion justified with reference to accepted theory. Strengths and weaknesses are discussed, limitations of method understood and improvements discussed.

    • Any calculated values are expressed correctly and compared to accepted.
    • Any claims made are justified and backed up with evidence from the results.
    • Shows an understanding of how the results support the theory and where it deviates from it.
    • Understands how uncertainties affect the results (with evidence).
    • Tries to adapt the method to reduce uncertainties or test their impact.
    • Highlights weaknesses in the method (with evidence).
    • Discusses how to address weaknesses (weaknesses addressed should be those mentioned).
    • Discusses what the next step would be given more time.


    Clearly presented, well structured, coherent, focused, relevant with correct use of terminology and few errors.

    • Can a it be read in one go without having to re-read sections in order to understand it.
    • Correct use of physical terms.
    • Organised into short sections with relevant sub titles.
    • Not more than 12 pages.
    • Doesn't contain irrelevant information.
    • Correct units used throughout.
    • Derivations and equations correctly performed and well laid out.
    Date posted: 06/13/2019

    Date posted: 05/01/2019

    DP2020 Refraction and Total Internal Reflection

    Ch 4 exercises

    Ch 4 exercises MS

    Ch 4 Intro

    Date posted: 04/15/2019

    DP2020 Review Ch 1

    Review Ch 1

    Review Ch 1MS

    Date posted: 04/14/2019

    Date posted: 03/21/2019

    DP2020 Ch 6 Worksheet

    One more worksheet Markscheme

    Date posted: 03/09/2019

    DP2020 Banking

    Formative Grav Circle

    Formative Grav Circle MS

    Formative/summative practice

    Formative/summative practice MS

    Lesson Objectives: -To understand the physics of a banked curve -To understand gravitational field strength

    Ch 6 list

    Ch 6 list with Markscheme

    Date posted: 01/21/2019

    DP2020 Gravitation

    Gravitation list

    Date posted: 01/16/2019

    DP2020 Spring Association

    Video watched during Wednesday’s class:

    Conceptual Hooke’s Law

    Physical properties and their relation to the spring constant

    Date posted: 12/05/2018

    DP Phy2020 Kinematics

    Kinematics 1

    Kinemtics 2

    IB Questions

    Date posted: 10/15/2018

    DP Phy2020 Intro to Calculus


    Date posted: 10/01/2018

    Date posted: 09/25/2018

    DP2020 Physical Quantities

    Part 1:

    Learning Objectives:

    -To differentiate between scalar and vector quantities
    -To perform vector operations

    Assessment Criteria:

    -I can define the 3 properties of a vector
    -I can add and subtract vectors
    -I can do a scalar product of two vectors

    Part 2:

    Learning Objectives:

    -To calculate the distance between two points
    -To measure the angle between a vector and the x-axis

    Assessment Criteria:

    -I can calculate the distance between two points
    -I can calculate the angle between a vector and the x-axis

    Arrow arithmetics

    On this class we will solve some vector exercises and continue with vector arithmetic theory.
    Vector worksheet
    Vector Formative

    Today we will see how to measure angles in radians.

    Date posted: 09/11/2018

    DP2020 Error propagation

    Learning Objectives:

    -To understand the limitations of measurements and the propagation of uncertainty

    Assessment Criteria: -I can carry out error propagation calculations

    Uncertainties worksheet

    Date posted: 09/10/2018

    DP2020 Measurements and Uncertainties

    Learning Objectives:

    -To understand the limitations of measurements and the propagation of uncertainty

    Assessment Criteria:

    -I know the difference between digital and analog instruments
    -I understand order of magnitude
    -I can write values in scientific notation
    -I can carry out calculations in scientific notation
    -I can identify significant figures
    -I can carry out error propagation calculations
    *Go to google classroom and complete the assignment
    Date posted: 09/04/2018