Part B: Websites for Discovery
Use these links to assist you in filling in your data
table on your template.  

Fundamental Particles
hadrons (both baryons and mesons)
baryons (made up of protons and neutrons)
mesons (made up of 2 quarks)
        protons (made up of 3 quarks)
        neutrons (made up of 3 quarks)
        quarks (up, down,
            strange, charmed
            top, bottom)
 leptons (electrons are also leptons)
        muon and tau


4 Force Particles
Strong Force = gluon
Weak Force = boson
Electromagnetic = photon
Gravitational = graviton

Dark Matter

Dark Energy
Topics (Notice Due Dates Vary)

Grading Rubric--Assignment Requirements

  • 1st week of February-- Ch. 12.1 (p. 274-80) Temperature and
    Thermal Energy (Thermocouple) and Specific Heat and Heat
    Transfer (Convection Ovens and Solar Power)

  • 1st week of February-- Ch. 12.2 First Law of Thermodynamics pp.
    289 - 94; (cars, automobiles, internal combustion engines) and  
    Second Law of Thermodynamics; pp. 291-294 (IR cameras and

  • 2nd week of February--13.1 Pascal's Principle and Archimedes'
    Principle pp. 300-309 (aneroid barometers and watercraft)

  • 2nd week of February--13.1--Bernoulli's Principle pp. 309-313;  
    (detergents OR airflow around moving objects to create better gas
    mileage performance)

  • 2nd week of February--13.2 Thermal Expansion pp. 314-321;
    (construction of skyscrapers)

  • 4th week of February--16.1 Light Fundamentals pp. 374-81 (CDs
    and DVDs)

  • 4th week of February--16.2 Light and Matter pp. 382-88
    (photography and/or projection)

  • 1st week of March--17.1 How Light Behaves at a Boundary pp.
    394-402; (radio/broadcast waves)

  • 1st week of March--17.2--Applications of Reflected and Refracted
    Light  pp. 403-09; (fiber optics OR Optical Storage Devices)

  • 3rd week of March--18.1 Mirrors pp. 415-428 (Telescopes and

  • 3rd week of March--18.2 Lenses pp. 429-438 (Optometry-vision

  • 1st week of April--Ch. 19 Diffraction and Interference of Light pp.
    443-456 (scanning tunneling microscopes, holograms,
    spectroscopy, and astronomy)
Start here by downloading the template for Step 1. Be
sure to save it on your network drive and a flash drive.

                 Part C: Select a Topic
Look at the box below that corresponds to your class. There is either a list of topics or a link
to a page which will have a variety of topics for you to choose from. Get approval from your
teacher then type in your topic on your template.
Today's Goal: By the end of the day, the student (or student pair) will have handed in a
typed template demonstrating the following objectives have been met:  

  1. Understanding of the deadlines of this project
  2. Understanding of what the project will become when finished
  3. Demonstrating familiarity with websites that will assist in high school/college, science, and this project
  4. Selecting a topic
  5. Creating an account on NoodleTools to track your research