A.P. Physics Problem Solving Engineering Project
A.P. Introductory Bear Transport Project
A.P. Zip Line Project
A.P. Product Design Projects:
1999-2000 Student Products
2000-2001 Student Products
2001-2002 Student Products
2002-2003 Student Products
2003-2004 Student Products
2010-2011 Student Products
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
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
Market Research and Budget
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.
Non-working model 50/60 possible.
Working model 60/60 possible.
Approximately 10 minute long "sales pitch" to
classmates and interested observers.
Total Points 100 pts.