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  Session: Teaching Physics in an IB School
  Paper Type: Invited
  Title: IBDP Physics: Labwork and Modeling
  Meeting: 2015 Summer Meeting: College Park, Maryland
  Location: N/A
  Time: 3:00PM
  Author: Daniel Doucette, International School of Latvia
+371-29365151, danny.doucette@gmail.com
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: This session aims to present information that will be useful to teachers and others interested in International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme [IBDP] physics. A difficult component of the IB physics program is the development of a suitable scheme of practical work. The current syllabus encourages integrated labwork as a form of instruction, and projects as a form of individualized assessment. First, I will introduce the "required practicals" and suggest ways to conduct these mandatory labs. Second, I will present the (new) internal assessment and outline ways to manage this challenging assessment activity. Third, I will discuss the other IBDP projects that related to physics: the extended essay and the Group 4 project. Finally, I will seek to answer the question of how the popular Modeling approach can be used to teach IBDP physics.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: IBDP Physics- Labwork and Modeling.pdf

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