The following questions form the basis of the first semester final exam. I will choose between 4 and 5 questions. You can choose a similar number. We will have a 10 – 15 minute conversation about these for your final.
- What is filial piety?
- What role does duty play in Confucian belief?
- Is Confucianism a religion or a philosophy? Why or why not?
- What is the Tao? How is it significant?
- What is the yin and the yang? How are they significant?
- What is karma according to Hindus?
- What is Atman?
- What role does reincarnation play in the Hindu belief system?
- Describe a Hindu God and its significance.
- What is Anatman?
- What role does reincarnation play in Buddhist belief?
- What is the middle path?
- What is voltage?
- What is current?
- What is resistance?
- What is Ohm’s law?
- What is electricity?
- How is electricity generated?
- What is a transformer?
- What is the difference between a series and a parallel circuit?
- What is a capacitor?
- What is a diode and how does it relate to an LED?
- What is a transistor and how is it significant?
- What is Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation? Why is it significant?
- What is gravity?
- What are Newton’s three laws of motion? Give an example of each one.
- What is the difference between position, velocity and acceleration and how are they related?
- What is the difference between G and g?
- What is the problem with Newton’s description of gravity?
- What is the sine, cosine and tangent ratios?
- What is dimensional analysis and how is it helpful?
- What is one science concept you learned from an approved YouTube channel?
- What did you learn from the lab you performed in class?
- How is the Philae comet lander significant?
- What is the technological singularity?
- Who was Michael Faraday and why is his work significant?
Many students have a lot of work to catch up on over Thanksgiving Break. Below is a breakdown of what students should be working on. I completed individual contracts as a reminder for everyone in the class. Students wanting an A should post 10 Problem Sets, 10 Video Reflections, 5 Seminar Reflections, the Natural Philosophy Lab, and the LED light knowing that they will have to complete a Final Exam and get their Systems of Thought Art Piece posted after break (as well as prep for exhibition).
- Problem Sets. These need to be completed and signed off by me. You can find problem sets here: https://hthdelgadophysics.wordpress.com/problem-sets/
- Video Reflections. Students need to watch a video from the approved list (here: https://hthdelgadophysics.wordpress.com/physics-videos/) and answer the following questions on each video.
- What was the science explained in the video?
- Why is that science significant?
- What questions does that raise for you?
- Seminar Reflections. Answer the question posted and use evidence from the text or the seminar to back up your response. https://hthdelgadophysics.wordpress.com/socratic-seminars/
- LED light. Post a picture of your light on with a write up answering what you learned about yourself and what you learned about circuits from building the light.
- Natural Philosophy Lab. Post a picture or video of you completing the lab. Post a brief paragraph about what you learned doing the lab. Post a lab write up with the following:
- Looking Back: What happened?
Describe the results of your experiment.
- How did your experiment turn out? Did it work? To what extent?
- Describe how your experiment looked. Do you have any images or can you illustrate artifacts?
Looking Beyond: What do you think has happened?
Explain your observations and results. What do you think these results mean for the world beyond the experiment.
Looking inward: Lab Practice
Did you get desirable results?
- If yes, what did you think you did that contributed to desirable results?
- If not, then what do you think contributed to undesirable results?
How do you think you performed in this activity?
Looking outward: Collaboration
Who did you work with?
How do you think your group performed?
Looking Forward: What next?
If you could do this again, what would you change to get better results?
If you were organizing a group for the next lab activity, who would you choose to work with again?
Do you see any way to continue this experiment? Would you want to?
Take aways: What skills, techniques, or pieces or wisdom did you get from this activity?
Click on the link below to see the intersession choices for the 2014 – 2015 year.