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"Final" Project

PLEASE CLOSE YOUR CHROMIES... Sub, please review this assignment with students.

 

We'll wind down the year with kind of a gentle project here at the end of the semester.

To wit:

Your goal is to design some sort of visual artifact based on a specific topic in physics (including geophysics, astrophysics or cosmology [the study of the Universe], biophysics, atmospheric physics etc...) or engineering (chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering etc..)

Your artifact must contain three sections labeled accordingly:

Past: Show pictoral/graphic evidence that illustrates the state of that topic from 10 to 100 years ago (my National Geographic collection will be MOST helpful in that regard.... but please do NOT cut out the pictures. You can take pictures using your forbidden electronic device so long as you put it away promptly thereafter!)

Present: Show pictoral/graphic evidence that illustrates the state of that topic from 10 ago to 10 years from now (my National Geographic, Scientific American and Smithsonian collection will be MOST helpful in that regard.... but please do NOT cut out the pictures. You can take pictures using your forbidden electronic device so long as you put it away promptly thereafter!)

Future: Show pictoral/graphic evidence that illustrates the state of that topic greater than 10 years from now (my National Geographic, Scientific American and Smithsonian collection MAY be helpful in that regard.... but please do NOT cut out the pictures. You can take pictures using your forbidden electronic device so long as you put it away promptly thereafter!)

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The labels shown above are the ONLY writing alowed on your artifact.

Your work should CLEARLY demonstrate your interest in that topic

The topic should be obvious.

You will be graded on the following:

  • Accuracy of Images (5 pts)
  • Layout (not too cluttered, not too sparse - 5 pts)
  • Appropriateness of the Topic (as described above - 5 pts)
  • Thoughtfulness - Did you toss the artifact together just to get it done ("Hey Mr W, I *did* it!")) , or does your artifact reflect a series of thoughtful choices (Yay!) - 5 pts?
  • A brief conversation (1 1/2 - 2 minutes) with me where we discuss why you chose that topic and why those images are meaningful. We'll do that chat starting next Tuesday and then continuing on our "Final" day which is either Wednesday/Thursday (finals days) 2 pts

Format: You have WIDE latitude on how to continue.

If you have an artistic bent, you are welcome to draw/sketch etc... I have a big ol' role of butch paper or a series of 11 x 17 in pages.

Online: You can use any of the Google Tools and share the link with me HERE. Please do not email me links or put the document in my school folder.

Other Electronic: Anything that you can save with a URL and drop in my submission form is fair game. Once again, please do NOT email me the document or place it in my folder.

Other ideas? I'm very happy to entertain any other visual medium.... let's talk

Now please peruse/flip through/examine and otherwise look at the pretty pictures in my Scientific American, Smithsonian magazines (located on the shelf near the door) and my vast array of National Geographics.

SUB: Please make sure students take the time to flip through pictures for 20 - 25 minutes... just cuz

PLEASE NOTE: The National Geographics on the supply table all have blue tape on the covers, that means they are DUPLICATES and you can cut and paste from those.

PLEASE DO NOT CUT AND PASTE FROM ANY OTHER

By the end of class today, Please indicate your topic choice by filling out the following form:

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MAGAZINES..PLEASE