Curriculum:
The
Ontario
Curriculum Grades 11 and 12: Science (2008)
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Text:Physics 12 NELSON (2003, Hirsch, et. al.)
Description:
Throughout
this course, students will:
Demonstrate an understanding of safety practices by selecting, operating, and
storing equipment appropriately, and by acting in accordance with the Workplace
Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) legislation in selecting and
applying appropriate techniques for handling, storing, and disposing of
laboratory materials (e.g., wear appropriate protective clothing when handling
radioactive substances);
Select appropriate instruments and use them effectively and accurately in
collecting observations and data (e.g., select appropriate instruments, such as
stopwatches, photogates, and/or data loggers, when preparing an investigation
concerning the law of conservation of energy);
Select appropriate instruments and use them effectively and accurately in
collecting observations and data (e.g., select appropriate instruments, such as
stopwatches, photogates, and/or data loggers, when preparing an investigation
concerning the law of conservation of energy);
Demonstrate the skills required to design and carry out experiments related to
the topics under study, controlling major variables and adapting or extending
procedures where required (e.g., design an experiment to determine the
relationship between the force applied to a spring and the extension produced);
Locate, select,
analyse, and integrate information on topics under study,
working independently and as part of a team, and using appropriate library and
electronic research tools, including Internet sites;
Compile, organize, and interpret data, using appropriate formats and
treatments, including tables, flow charts, graphs, and diagrams (e.g., analyse
the forces acting on an object, using free-body diagrams);
Use appropriate scientific models (theories, laws, explanatory devices) to
explain and predict the behaviour of natural phenomena;
Analyse and synthesize information for the purpose of identifying problems for
inquiry, and solve the problems using a variety of problem-solving skills;
Select and use appropriate SI units, and apply unit analysis techniques when
solving problems;
Select and use appropriate numeric, symbolic, graphical, and linguistic modes
of representation (e.g., algebraic equations, vector diagrams, ray diagrams,
graphs, graphing programs, spreadsheets) to communicate scientific ideas, plans,
and experimental results;
Communicate the procedures and results of investigations and research for
specific purposes using data tables, laboratory reports, and research papers,
and account for discrepancies between theoretical and experimental values with
reference to experimental uncertainty;
Express the result of any calculation involving experimental data to the
appropriate number of decimal places or significant figures;
Identify and describe science- and technology-based careers related to the
subject area under study (e.g., mechanical engineer, civil engineer, medical
doctor, astronomer, air-traffic controller, nuclear physicist).
Evaluation:70% is based on tests, quizzes, and assignments
This course enables students to deepen their
understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their
exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and
will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and
electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light,
quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their
scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse,
qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts
and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological
applications of physics on society and the environment.
Prerequisite: Science,
Grade 11, Academic
From: The
Ontario Curriculum Grade 11 and 12 Science (Revised 2008), p. 194
Textbooks:
SPH 4UI: Alan Hirsch et al.,
Physics 12, Nelson-Thomson Learning, 2003. ISBN 0-17-6259888-0
As
indicated in the Student Handbook a fee of $10 for laboratory enhancements will
be collected at the beginning of this course. This fee has been reviewed and
approved by the WCI Administration in June 2009.
3.Overall
Expectations -
Overall
Expectations: (
Ontario
Curriculum Grades 10 and 12 Science)
Textbook
Reference: Physics 12
A.Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration
Throughout
this course, students will:
1.demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both
inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and
planning, performing and recording, analysing and interpreting, and
communicating);
2.identify and describe a variety of careers related to the
fields of science under study, and identify scientists, including
Canadians, who have made contributions to those fields.
B.Dynamics
By the end of this course, students will:
1.analyse technologies that apply the principles of the dynamics of
motion, and asses the technologies’ social and environmental impact.;
2.investigate, in qualitative and quantitative
terms, forces involved in uniform circular motion and motion in a plane,
and solve related problems;
3.demonstrate an understanding of the
forces involved in uniform circular motion and motion in a plane.
Ch
1: Kinematics
Ch2:
Dynamics
Ch3:
Circular Motion
C.Energy and Momentum
By the
end of this course, students will:
1.analyse and propose ways to improve, technologies or procedures that
apply principles related to energy and momentum, and assess the social and
environmental impact of these technologies or procedures;
2.investigate, in qualitative and quantitative
terms, through laboratory inquiry or computer simulation, the relationship
between the laws of conservation of energy and conservation of momentum,
and solve related problems;
3.Demonstrate an understanding of work, energy, momentum, and the laws of
conservation of energy and conservation of momentum, in one and two
dimensions.
Ch
4: Work and Energy
Ch5:
Momentumand Collisions
D.Gravitational, Electric, and
Magnetic Fields
By the
end of this course, students will:
1.analyse the operation of technologies that use gravitational, electric,
or magnetic fields, and assess the technologies’ social and
environmental impact;
2.investigate, in qualitative terms, gravitational, electric, and
magnetic fields, and solve related problems;
3.Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts,
properties, principles, and laws related to gravitational, electric, and
magnetic fields and their interactions with matter.
Ch
6: Gravitation and Celestial Mechanics
Ch
7: Electric Charges and Electric Fields
Ch8:
Magnetic Fields and Electromagnetism
E.The Wave Nature of Light
By the
end of this course, students will:
1.analyse technologies that use the wave nature of light, and assess
their impact on society and the environment;
2.investigate, in qualitative and quantitative terms, the properties
of waves of light, and solve related problems;
3.Demonstrate an
understanding of the properties ofwaves
and light in relation to diffraction, refraction, interference, and
polarization.
Ch
9: Waves and Light
Ch
10: Wave Effects of Light
F.Revolutions in Modern Physics: quantum Mechanics and Special
Relativity
By the end of this course,
students will:
1.Analyse, with reference to quantum
mechanics and relativity, how the introduction of new conceptual models
and theories can influence and/or change scientific thought and lead to
the development of new technologies;
2.investigate special
relativity and quantum mechanics, and solve related problems;
3.Demonstrate an understanding
of the evidence that supports the basic concepts of quantum mechanics and
Einstein’s theory of special relativity.
Ch
11: Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity
Ch
12: Waves, Photons, and Matter
4.Units:
A:
Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration
4.Propagation of Errors: Multiplication and division
a.Activity: Worksheet
A1.13, C1.12
PPT, Website, Appendix A1 [F]
5.Propagation of Errors: Miscellaneous
a.Activity: Worksheet
A1.13, C1.12
PPT, Website, Appendix A1 [F]
6.Propagation of Errors: Advanced Techniques
a.Activity: Worksheet
A1.13, C1.12
PPT, Website, Appendix A1 [F]
7.Laboratory Journals and Laboratory Reports
A1.11, A1.8, A1.9
PPT, Website, Appendix A5 [F]
8.Dimensional Analysis
a.Practice
A1.10
Worksheet 1A [F]
9.Quest
Test [S]
B: Dynamics
Lesson Topic
Guideline Expectations
Resources/Assessment:Formative (F)Summative
(S)
1.Acceleration due to Gravity
B2.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 2.1, [F]
2.Projectile Motion
a)Components
b)Derived Formulas
B2.1
PPT, Website, Textbook 1.4, [F]
3.Vectors and Velocity
a)Components
b)Sine and Cosine Law
B2.2
PPT, Website, Textbook A1, [F]
4.Forces and Free Body Diagrams
a)Common Forces
b)Drawing Free Body Diagrams
B2.4, B2.5
PPT, Website, Textbook 2.1, [F]
5.Work Period on Net Force
B2.2
Worksheet 4A [F]
6.Newton’s Three Laws of Motion
a)Newton’s First Law of Motion
b)Newton’s Second Law ofMotion
c)Weight and Earth’s Gravitational Field
d)Newton’s Third Law of Motion
B2.3
PPT, Website, Textbook 2.2, [F]
7.Applying Newton’s Laws of Motion
a)Solving Problems in a Systematic Way
b)Applying Newton’s Third Law of Motion
B2.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 2.3, [F]
8.Frictional Forces
a)Coefficients of Friction
b)Fluid Friction and Bernoulli’s Principle
B2.4, B3.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 2.4, [F]
9.Work Period on Friction
B2.4, B2.2
Worksheet 4B [F]
10.Inertial Forces
a)Inertial Frames of Reference
b)Noninertial Frames of Reference
B2.1,B3.1
PPT, Website, Textbook 2.5, [F]
11.Friction Lab
B2.1
Website, [S]
12.Review for Test
PPT, Website, Video, Textbook C2 Summary, [F]
13.Test
Test, [S]
C: Circular
Motion
Lesson Topic
Guideline Expectations
Resources/Assessment:Formative (F)Summative
(S)
1.Centripetal Motion -Proof
a)The Direction of Centripetal Acceleration
b)The Magnitude of Centripetal Motion
B2.1
PPT, Website, Textbook 3.1, [F]
2.Centripetal Motion - Examples
a)Analyzing Forces in Circular Motion
b)Rotating Frames of Reference
B2.7
PPT, Website, Textbook 3.2, [F]
3.Work Period on Centripetal Force
B3.3
Worksheet 7G [F]
4.Work Period on Centripetal Acceleration
B2.6
Worksheet 7H [F]
5.Universal Gravitation
a)Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation
b)Determine the Universal Gravitation Constant
B1.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 3.3 [F]
6.Satellites and Space Stations
a)Satellites in Circular Motion
b)Apparent Weight and Artificial Gravity
B1.1
PPT, Website, Textbook 3.4, [F]
7.Work Period on Satellites
B1.1
Worksheet 7I [F]
8.Review for Test
PPT, Website, Video, Textbook C3 Summary, [F]
9.Test
Test, [S]
D: Energy and
Harmonic Motion
Lesson Topic
Guideline Expectations
Resources/Assessment:Formative (F)Summative
(S)
1.Work Done by a Constant Force
a)Introduction
b)Zero Work
C2.1
PPT, Website, Textbook 4.1, [F]
2.Kinetic energy and the Work Energy Theorem
C2.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 4.2, 4.3, [F]
3.Conservation of Energy
a)Introduction
b)Other Forms of Energy
B2.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 4.4., [F]
4.Work Period on Energy
C2.3
Worksheet 5C [F]
5.Quest
B2.2
Video [S]
6.Hooke’s Law
a)Introduction
b)Elastic Potential Energy
C3.1, C3.3
PPT, Website, Textbook 4.5, [F]
7.Spring Potential Energy
a)Introduction
b)Simple Harmonic Motion
C3.4, C3.5
PPT, Website, Textbook 4.5, [F]
8.Wave Review
C1.2, C1.1
PPT, Website, [F]
9.Harmonic Motion
a)Simple Harmonic Motion
C3.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 4.5, [F]
10.Simple Harmonic Motion Lab
C2.4
Website
11.Simple Harmonic Motion Lab
C2.5, C2.6
Website
12.Work Period on Harmonic Motion
C2.7
Worksheet 12A, 12C [F]
13.Review for Test
PPT, Website, Video, Textbook C4 Summary, [F]
14.Test
Test, [S]
E: Momentum
and Collisions
Lesson Topic
Guideline Expectations
Resources/Assessment:Formative (F)Summative
(S)
1.Momentum and Impulse
a)Introduction
b)Impulse and Change in Momentum
C2.1, C3.3
PPT, Website, Textbook 5.1, [F]
2.Conservation of Momentum in One Dimension
C3.5
PPT, Website, Textbook 5.2, [F]
3.Conservation of Momentum in Two Dimensions
B2.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 5.4., [F]
4.Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
a)Introduction
b)Solving collision Problems
C2.6
PPT, Website, Textbook 5.3., [F]
5.Work period on Collisions
C1.1
Worksheet 6A, 6B [F]
6.Work period on Collisions
C1.2
Worksheet 6D, 6E [F]
7.Work Period in Collisions
C2.2
Worksheet 6F, 6G[F]
8.Test
Test, [S]
F:
Gravitational Fields
Lesson Topic
Guideline Expectations
Resources/Assessment:Formative (F)Summative
(S)
1.Gravitational Fields
D2.1
PPT, Website, Textbook 6.1, [F]
2.Orbits and Kepler’s Laws
a)Introduction
b)Kepler’s Law of Planetary Motion
D3.3
PPT, Website, Textbook 5.2, [F]
3.Gravitational Potential Energy
a)Introduction
D2.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 5.4., [F]
4.Gravitational Potential Energy
c)Introduction
d)Escape from a Gravitational Field
C2.6
PPT, Website, Textbook 5.3., [F]
5.Work period on Kepler
D1.2
Worksheet 7H [F]
6.Work period on Universal Gravity
D1.2
Worksheet 7I [F]
7.Review for Test
PPT, Website, Textbook C6 Review., [F]
8.Test
Test, [S]
G: Electric
Fields
Lesson Topic
Guideline Expectations
Resources/Assessment:Formative (F)Summative
(S)
1.Electric Charge and the Electrical Structure of Matter
a)Introduction
b)Charge by Friction
c)Charge by Contact
d)Charge by Induction
D1.1
PPT, Website, Textbook 7.1, [F]
2.Electric Forces: Coulomb’s Law
a)Introduction
b)Coulomb’s
Law versus the law of Gravity
D2.1, D3.1
PPT, Website, Textbook 7.2, [F]
3.Work Period on Electric Forces
D1.2
Worksheet 17A, 17B, 17C [F]
4.Electric Fields
a)Introduction
b)Drawing Electric Fields
c)Electric Fields in Nature
D2.3
PPT, Website, Textbook 7.3, [F]
5.Work Period on Electric Fields
D2.3
Worksheet 17D [F]
6.Fields in an on conductors – the effect of Dielectric
Materials
D2.4
PPT, Website, Textbook7.3, [F]
7.Electric Potential I
D2.3
PPT, Website, Textbook 7.4, [F]
8.Electric Potential II
D2.5
PPT, Website, Textbook 7.4, [F]
9.Force, Field, and Equipotential Surfaces
D3.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 7.4, [F]
10.Work Period on Electric Potential
D2.4
Worksheet 18A, 18B [F]
11.The Millikan Experiment
D2.5
PPT, Website, Textbook 7.5, [F]
12.The Motion of charged Particles in electric Fields
D3.3
PPT, Website, Textbook 7.6, [F]
13.Review
PPT, Website, Video, Textbook C7 Summary, [F]
14.Test
Test, [S]
H: Magnetic
Fields
Lesson Topic
Guideline Expectations
Resources/Assessment:Formative (F)Summative
(S)
1.Magnetic Fields
a)Magnets
b)Earth’s Magnetic Field
c)The Domain Theory of Magnetism
d)Magnetic Field of a Straight Conductor
e)Magnetic Field of a Solenoid
D1.1
PPT, Website, Textbook 8.1, [F]
2.Magnetic Force on Moving Charges
a)Introduction
b)Measuring
Magnetic Fields
c) Charge-to-Mass
Ratios
d) Effects
of Magnetic Fields
e)Field
Theory
D2.1, D3.1
PPT, Website, Textbook 8.2, [F]
3.Work Period on Magnetic Forces
D1.2
Worksheet 21A [F]
4.Magnetic Force on a Conductor
a)Introduction
b)Deriving the Equation for the
Magnetic Force
D2.3
PPT, Website, Textbook 8.3, [F]
5.Ampere’s Law
a)Introduction
b)Coaxial Cables and Magnetic Fields
c)The Ampere as a Unit of Electric
Current
D2.3
PPT, Website, Textbook 8.4, [F]
6.Work Period on Magnetic Forces
D3.2
Worksheet 21B [F]
7.Electromagnetic Induction
a)Introduction
b)Lenz`s
c)Applying Lenz`s Law
D3.1
PPT, Website, Textbook 8.5, [F]
8.Work Period on Magnetic Forces
D3.3
Worksheet 22A [F]
9.Review
PPT, Website, Video, Textbook C8 Summary, [F]
10.Test
Test, [S]
I: The Wave
Nature of Light
Lesson Topic
Guideline Expectations
Resources/Assessment:Formative (F)Summative
(S)
1.Waves and Light
a)Introduction
b)Reflection from a Straight Barrier
c)Refraction
d)Partial Reflection – Partial Refraction
E3.1
PPT, Website, Textbook 9.1, [F]
2.Work Period on Light
E1.1, E2.3
Worksheet 15A15C
[F]
3.Diffraction of Water Waves
PPT, Website, Textbook 9.2, [F]
4.Interference of Waves in Two dimensions
a)Introduction
b)Mathematical Analysis
E2.4
PPT, Website, Textbook 8.3, [F]
5.Young’s Double Slit Experiment
E2.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 9.3, [F]
6.Multi-Slit Interference
E2.3
PPT, Website, Textbook 9.5, [F]
7.Single Slit Diffraction
a)Introduction
b)Resolution
E2.4
PPT, Website, Textbook 10.3, [F]
8.Work Period on Diffraction
E3.4
Worksheet 16A [F]
9.Work Period on Interference
E3.3
Worksheet 16B[F]
10.Colour and Wavelength
PPT, Website, Textbook 9.6, [F]
11.Polarization of Light
E2.1, E3.3
PPT, Website, Textbook 10.1, [F]
12.Interference of Thin Films
PPT, Website, Textbook 10.4, [F]
13.Applications of Thin Films
a)Introduction
b)Newton’s Rings
c)Oil on Water
d)CD’s and DVD’s
E1.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 10.5, [F]
14.Light: Particle or Wave
E1.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 9.4, [F]
15.Michelson
PPT, Website, [F]
16.Review
17.Test
Test, [S]
J:
Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity
Lesson Topic
Guideline Expectations
Resources/Assessment:Formative (F)Summative
(S)
1.Frames of Reference
a)Introduction
b)Special Theory of Relativity
c)Simultaneity
F3.1,F2.1, F1.1
PPT, Website, Textbook 11.1, [F]
2.Relativity of Time, Length, and Momentum
a) Time
Dilation
b)The
Twins Paradox
c)Length
Contraction
d)Relativistic
Momentum
F3.2, F2.3
PPT, Website, Textbook 11.2, [F]
3.Mass and energy
F3.4, F1.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 11.3, [F]
4.General Relativity
PPT, Website, Textbook 11.3, [F]
5.Black Holes
PPT, Website, Textbook 11.3, [F]
6.Review
F1.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 11.4, [F]
7.Test
Test, [S]
K: Quantum
Mechanics
Lesson Topic
Guideline Expectations
Resources/Assessment:Formative (F)Summative
(S)
1.Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
d)Introduction
e)Blackbody Radiation
f)Planck’s Quantum Hypothesis
a)Photoelectric effect
b)The Compton Effect
F3.1,F2.2, F2.4
PPT, Website, Textbook 12.1, [F]
2.Wave Particle Duality
a) Introduction
b)The Particle
Nature of electromagnetic Waves
c)The
Wave Nature of Matter
d)Electron
Microscopes
F3.1, F2.3, F1.1
PPT, Website, Textbook 12.2, [F]
3.Rutherford’s Model of the Atom
a) Introduction
b)The alpha particle
c)The size of the Nucleus
F3.4, F1.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 12.3, [F]
4.Atomic Absorption and Emission Spectra
F3.4, F1.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 12.4, [F]
5.The Bohr Model of the Atom
a)Introduction
b)The
energy Levels of Hydrogen
c)The
Bohr Model
d)The
Wave model of the Hydrogen Atom
F3.4, F1.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 15.5, [F]
6.Review
F1.2
PPT, Website, Textbook 12 S, [F]
7.Test
Test, [S]
5.Course
Evaluation:
“The
SPH4UI course will be evaluated based on term work worth 70% of your final
report grade and the components of the final evaluation are worth 30% of your
final grade.Term work includes;
tests, quizzes, assignments, lab reports.Our
final evaluation will be composed of a final exam.”
The
final grade will be determined as follows:
Assessment
Percentage
Knowledge
and Understanding
Communication
Application
Thinking
and Investigation
June
Examination
Total
25%
15%
15%
15%
30%
100%
6.Late
Work Policy:
“At
WCI is the expectation that students will submit all required work by the
assigned due date as evidence of their learning.Students who fail to meet a due date for an essential course component
will be subject to the completion policy found the student planner. Failure to
submit this work, despite these interventions, will be recorded as incomplete
and may result in a loss of credit.”
7.Cheating/Plagiarism
Policy :
“At WCI it is the
expectation that students will submit their own original work for the purpose of
demonstrating their learning.In the
event that cheating or plagiarism occurs, the following consequences may be implemented, in consultation with administration,
depending on the situation:
·The
student may be required to redo all or part of the assignment or assessment.
·The
student may be required to complete an alternate assignment of assessment.
·The
student’s work may be treated as a missed assignment.
·There
may be other consequences that are determined to be appropriate, including
disciplinary consequences as outlined in the Cheating/Plagiarism section of the
student planner.”
8.Learning
Skills :
“The
development of learning skills and work habits is an integral part of a
student’s learning.The
achievement of these skills is officially reported on the Provincial Report
Card.The evaluation of learning
skills and work habits is reported as follows: E-Excellent, G-Good,
S-Satisfactory, and N-Needs Improvement.For
a full description of the 6 Learning Skills; Responsibility, Organization,
Independent Work, Collaboration, Initiative, and Self-Regulation, please see the
WCI Student Planner.”
Responsibility
Organization
Independent Work
Collaboration
Initiative
Self-regulation
·
Do you complete and submit all your class work and assignments on time?
·
Do you allow other students to complete their work during class time?
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Do you come to class on time?
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Do you contribute positively to class discussions?
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Do you respect other students in the class and their opinions?
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Do you come to class prepared with the proper learning supplies?
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Do you complete any missed assignments if you were absent?
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Do you raise your hand when answering a question?
·
Do you AVOID listening to your iPod and NEVER use your cell phone in
class?
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Do you keep a neat and organized binder?
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Do you organize and manage your time outside of class to complete your
work?
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Do you use class time appropriately to complete your work?
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Do you complete your assignments with care and submit them neatly
to your teacher?
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Do you use a planner or any other organizational tool to keep track of
due dates and upcoming tests?
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Do you work quietly and independently during class when required?
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Do you work right to the end of the period on your own when asked?
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Can you work well on your own with minimal assistance and supervision?
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Do you stay in your seat until the bell rings at the end of the class?
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When at home do you limit distractions (computer, TV, cell phone, etc.)
to maximize your productivity?
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Do you contribute an equal and fair amount of work to group activities?
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Do you listen and respect the ideas, opinions, values and traditions of
other group members?
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Do you work with others to resolve conflicts within your group?
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Do you contribute positively to the group goals?
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Do you cooperate and work efficiently with your lab partner?
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Do you and your partner cooperate and work QUIETLY during lab
activities?
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Do you and your partner work together to ensure you adhere to all lab
safety rules?
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Do you look for new ways to learn and solve problems?
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Do you approach new tasks with a positive attitude?
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Do you try to solve problems on your own before asking for help?
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Do you seek assistance from your teacher when required?
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Do you seek out different resources and materials to assist with your
learning?
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Do you require little prompting to complete a task?
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Are you self-motivated?
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Did you set a goal for this course and have made an effort to achieve
this goal?
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Have you looked for clarification and assistance when needed?
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Have you taken responsibility for your own learning?
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Have you looked at your strengths and weaknesses and made an effort to
improve your weaknesses?