Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects

RELATIVITY

Project Summary

HELP Index

Summary

Scenario

Reference

Student Pages

Subject/Content Area:

Physics
Target Audience:
This project primarily targets grades 9-12. The relevant curricular guidelines include the Special Theory of Relativity and The Standard Model. Skills that are required include a basic background in the language of science and the ability to perform independent research (including searching with the Internet), evaluate obtained information and apply that information to their own learning while being responsible for that learning. Students also need to gather information, interact with other learners and experts such as scientists, perform analysis of information, and develop conclusions about how data from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory follow logically from the Special Theory of Relativity and The Standard Model.
Project Goals:
The project will involve engaged learning. The project directs learning toward the problem while extending student learning during the application of researched knowledge to real Fermilab data. Students will post their project on the web. This web page will summarize their research, and will include their well-substantiated conclusion and information summary.
Learner Outcomes: Students will demonstrate their ability to:
Alignment with National Standards and State Goals:

Alignment with National Standards:
This project demonstrates some elements of: Alignment with State Goals: This project demonstrates some elements of:
Assessment of Students:
Student assessment rubrics. The student information sheet has a place for a summary of all the rubric scores and a place to record observations of students as they work. Each rubric will be assessed at three levels. The first level will be the group assessing itself, the second level will be another group assessing the group's work and the third level will be an assessment by the teacher.

Author: Brian K. Wegley from Glenbrook South High School.
Multimedia Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab. Funded by the Midwest Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education based at the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
Created: July 23, 1996
http://www-ed.fnal.gov/help/relativity/index.html