TERRA SANCTA COLLEGE
YEAR 11 PHYSICS
SEMESTER 1, 2007
ASSESSMENT TASK NO:1
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Student Name: ________Sahil Dixit__________________ Class: __11.06__Subject: ___Physics_____
Task Number: ______1____ Date Due: __21/05/17_______ Date Submitted: ___21/05/07______
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CONTEXT FOR THE TASK
The discovery of electricity and then the electromagnetic spectrum has led to the rapid increase in the number of communication devices throughout the twentieth century. This module increases students' understanding of the nature, practice, application and uses of physics and current issues, research and developments in physics.
The task involves writing a 750-1000 word explanation of the underlying physical principles involved in one particular technology and describing the impact that the technology has had on society.
Choose a topic area from one of the following
Global Positioning System
The internet (digital process)
Any other technology of interest to you. (You must consult with your teacher before choosing a different technology) Mobile Phones
For your chosen topic area, identify relevant sources of data. Record references to this data in a bibliography.
Extract relevant information from multiple sources.
Keep copies of original sources of data
Highlight relevant information
Justify the importance of each piece of information
Present your explanation of the underlying physical principles that the technology depends on.
Describe some of the impacts that the technology has had on society.
You will be assessed on your ability to:
use relevant physics information and concepts
communicate effectively in writing utilizing headings and diagrams
present a logical, well structured answer to the question
IN ORDER TO UNDERTAKE THIS TASK YOU WILL NEED TO:
Gather data from at least three different sources, one of which must be a print resource
OUTCOMES BEING ASSESSED
P4. DESCRIBES applications of physics which affect society or the environment
P7. DESCRIBES the effects of energy transfers and energy transformations
P8. EXPLAINS wave motions in terms of energy sources and the oscillations produced
P12. DISCUSSES the validity and reliability of data gathered from first-hand investigations and secondary sources
P13. IDENTIFIES appropriate terminology and reporting styles to communicate information and understanding in physics
P14. DRAWS valid conclusions from gathered data and information
Uses headings and diagrams to present a logical explanation of the physical principles and description of the impact of the technology on society.
Links the technology to the underlying physical principles
Articulates some of the key features of the impact of the technology on society
Uses appropriate physics terms and concepts
Uses a minimum of 3 resources, one of which being a print based resource.
Extracts relevant information from sources and references this information in accepted manner.
TO BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED WITH THE TASK