**A.P. Physics
Problem Solving Engineering Project**

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A.P. Introductory Bear Transport Project**

**A.P. Product Design
Projects:**

Assignment for A.P. Product Design Projects

The A.P. Physics students use the Problem Solving Cycle to develop a product to meet a "real-life" need. In years past, the general problem topics have included Health and Safety Concerns, Campus Security Issues, and College Dormitory Needs. Students choose a specific problem from an assigned general problem topic, develop a solution idea, and actually build the product.

Project Scores are based on these criteria:

General Problem Idea 5 pts.

One sentence description of the problem.

Redefined Problem Statement 5 pts.

Written, formal statement of the problem the group

is addressing.

Specifications and Constraints 10 pts.

Defined list of specifications and constraints.

Brainstormed Solution Ideas and Matrices 25 pts.

Potential solutions defined and diagramed if necessary.

Explanations given for weighting some constraints

and specifications.

Market Research and Budget 15 pts.

Include a customer survey, an internet patent search,

costs to build your model, costs to mass produce

the final product, and a suggested retail price.Product 20 pts.

Non-working model 50/60 possible.

Working model 60/60 possible.Class Presentations

__25 pts.__

Approximately 10 minute long "sales pitch" to

classmates and interested observers.Total Points 100 pts.