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IB Lab - 02 Pendulum (Pla Plb DC DPP CE)

# IB Lab - 02 Pendulum (Pla Plb DC DPP CE)

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IB Criteria Assessed
Planning (a), Planning (b), DataCollection, Data Processing,Evaluation
CriteriaassessedAspect
123
LevelawardedPl (a)Pl (b)DCDPPCE
International Baccalaureate Physics4/PSOW
The Simple Pendulum.
Aim:
This practical is designed to give you an introduction to IB planning,data collection, data analysis and evaluation experiments. You shoulddesign an experiment in order to test different variables that maycontribute to the time period of a pendulum and try to determine amathematical relationship between these variables.
Apparatus :
Whatever you feel is suitable for this experiment.
Planning:
Design a procedure that includes appropriate use of apparatus for thecontrol, collection and analysis of data. This procedure should includethe following sections.
Planning (a)Planning (b)
Research question
Variables list
Hypothesis
Plan for collection of data
Plan for control of variables
Diagram and suitable apparatus
Data Collection:
Show the results for the experiment in suitable tables. Include uncertainties.
Data Processing and Presentation:
Using suitable graphs, determine a mathematical relationship between your chosen variables andthe time period of the pendulum.
Calculate the actual and percentage errors in this value, based on the uncertainties in the apparatusthat you have used.
Conclusion and Evaluation:
Evaluate the data that you have collected and analysed - compare your results to literature values(if possible).
Evaluate your own plan, including any modifications you had to make to overcome problems.Include an evaluation of the apparatus used.
Suggest ways in which the procedure could be modified in order to improve it for the future.

International Baccalaureate Physics4/PSOW
Internal Assessment Marking Form
Research Question:
c.Identifies a
focused
problem or researchquestion. p.States the problem oresearch question, but itis unclear or incomplete.n.Does not state the problem or researchquestion
or
repeats thegeneral aim provided bythe teacher.
Hypothesis:
c.
Relates
the hypothesis or  prediction directly to theresearch question and
explains
it,
quantitatively
where appropriate. p.States the hypothesis or  prediction but does notexplain it.n.Does not state ahypothesis or prediction.
Variables:
c.Selects therelevant
independent
and
controlledvariable(s)
. p.Selects somerelevantvariables.n.Does not selectany relevantvariables.ccc 3ccp 2ccn 2cpp 2 ppp 1cpn 1cnn 1 ppn 1 pnn 0nnn 0
Pl(b)
Materials /  Apparatus:
c.Selects appropriateapparatus or materials. p.Selects someappropriateapparatus or materials.n.Does not selectany apparatus or materials.
Control of Variables:
c.Describes a methodthat allows for thecontrol of thevariables. p.Describes a methodthat makes someattempt to control thevariables.n.Describes a methodthat does not allow for the control of thevariables.
Collecting Data:
c.Describes a method thatallows for the collectionof sufficient relevantdata. p.Describes a method thatallows for the collectionof insufficient relevantdata.n.Describes a method thatdoes not allow anyrelevant data to becollected.ccc 3ccp 2ccn 2cpp 2 ppp 1cpn 1cnn 1 ppn 1 pnn 0nnn 0
DC
Collecting / Recording Raw Data:
c.Records appropriate raw data (qualitativeand/or quantitative), including units anduncertainties where necessary. p.Records some appropriate raw data.n.Does not record any appropriate raw data.
Aspect 1 includes units, uncertainties,significant digits
Organising / Presenting Raw  Data:
c.Presents raw data clearly,allowing for easyinterpretation. p.Presents raw data but does notallow for easy interpretation.n.Does not present raw data
or
presents it incomprehensibly.cc 3cp 2cn 1 pp 1 pn 0nn 0
DPP
Processing Raw Data:
c.Processes the rawdata correctly. p.Some raw data is processed correctly.n.No processing of rawdata is carried out
or
Presenting Processed Data:
c.Presents processed data appropriately, helpinginterpretation and, where relevant, takes intoaccount errors and uncertainties. p.Presents processed data appropriately but with someerrors and/or omissions.n.Presents processed data inappropriately
or
incomprehensibly
Aspect 2 includes uncertainty bars, max / min slopes(HL), axes with labels and units, best fit line drawn
cc 3cp 2cn 1 pp 1 pn 0nn 0
CE
Drawing Conclusions:
c.Gives a validconclusion, based on thecorrect interpretation of the results, with anexplanation and, whereappropriate, comparesresults with literaturevalues. p.States a conclusion thathas some validity.n.Draws a conclusion that
Evaluating procedure(s)and results:
c.Evaluates procedure(s)and results includinglimitations,weaknesses or errors. p.Evaluates procedure(s)and results but missessome obviouslimitations or errors.n.The evaluation issuperficial
or
Improving theinvestigation:
c.Identifiesweaknesses andstates realisticsuggestions toimprove theinvestigation. p.Suggests onlysimplisticimprovements.n.Suggests unrealisticccc 3ccp 2ccn 2cpp 2 ppp 1cpn 1cnn 1 ppn 1 pnn 0nnn 0