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Hi im doing OCR Physics B (Advancing Physics) any1 else doing this board or done this board? What material did you chose for your materials presentation?? Im short of ideas! thanks
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I did this and chose Silicon Carbide (Ceramic). If i still had my presentation I would send it to you lol.
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Aaah finaly some fellow Physics B students! We're the first year to do this spec. Our class hasnt started coursework yet, we know its a presentation format though, im really interested to hear what its about, do you get given options? Or is it entirely your choice?
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Aaah finaly some fellow Physics B students! We're the first year to do this spec. Our class hasnt started coursework yet, we know its a presentation format though, im really interested to hear what its about, do you get given options? Or is it entirely your choice?
I did it 2 years ago, but we got to choose pretty much whatever we wanted as long as nobody else was doing the same application of a material.
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I did it 2 years ago, but we got to choose pretty much whatever we wanted as long as nobody else was doing the same application of a material.
Ok never mind, i'm doing the new spec...
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I did Memory Metal (NiTinol) and its applications in medicine as Stents. Went really well. I found the trick was to actually know what you're talking about. Screw the millions of numbers and pointless reams of information. Learn about a material properly and pretend you're teaching the rest of the class. I basically just looked at the stupid guy in my class the whole time and taught him like I normally do.

note: I got full marks in this coursework so my advice has some credibility.
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I did polytetrafluroethylene (Teflon)

Got an A for it.
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I did Memory Metal (NiTinol) and its applications in medicine as Stents. Went really well. I found the trick was to actually know what you're talking about. Screw the millions of numbers and pointless reams of information. Learn about a material properly and pretend you're teaching the rest of the class. I basically just looked at the stupid guy in my class the whole time and taught him like I normally do.

note: I got full marks in this coursework so my advice has some credibility.
Did you get asked any questions? Or was it literaly rattle of a script and take a seat?

EDIT: It does say this is a new spec for 08, but maybe they havnt changed the coursework. This is our AS coursework element

-Quality of Measurement (20 marks)
A report of a measurement or study of a physical relationship, with attention paid to improving the quality of measurement and making valid inferences from data.

-Physics in Use (10 marks)
A presentation on the use, properties and structure of a material.
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Did you get asked any questions? Or was it literaly rattle of a script and take a seat?

EDIT: It does say this is a new spec for 08, but maybe they havnt changed the coursework. This is our AS coursework element

-Quality of Measurement (20 marks)
A report of a measurement or study of a physical relationship, with attention paid to improving the quality of measurement and making valid inferences from data.

-Physics in Use (10 marks)
A presentation on the use, properties and structure of a material.
Handle questions as if you're an expert on the subject and the person who asked you the question really can't complain because they know nothing about the material you spent weeks researching.

Honestly. Someone asked what the melting point of Teflon was. My mind went blank so I simply made up a reasonable number and said that it has to be high enough so that when you're cooking your pancakes, the pan doesn't melt.
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anyone willing to send me their presenation so I can look at it? PLEASE
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anyone willing to send me their presenation so I can look at it? PLEASE
I would but technically i'm still completing the last 3 units out of the 6 that make up the whole A2 qualification so the coursework from last year is still "Active" so te speak.
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anyone willing to send me their presenation so I can look at it? PLEASE
Ignore me. That's listening to a teacher for you ffs. Quote spec: 'Each candidate may choose to give the presentation as an illustrated talk using a presentation program such as Microsoft PowerPoint, a web page, a video or a poster.'

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Data/publicati...cification.pdf
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Handle questions as if you're an expert on the subject and the person who asked you the question really can't complain because they know nothing about the material you spent weeks researching.

Honestly. Someone asked what the melting point of Teflon was. My mind went blank so I simply made up a reasonable number and said that it has to be high enough so that when you're cooking your pancakes, the pan doesn't melt.
Slick. :laughing: Melting point of teflon, he must have hated you!
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Like any documents or power point slides please, i worked my ass off last weekend only to have my tteacher say it wont work so now im struggling to do something else. Help please
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I did kevelar for mine
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Did anyone here have any really interesting ideas, cuz my teacher says cuz we're set 1 we shouldnt do the standard stuff like diamond, carbon fiber, etc because its too easy we need something interesting. I wanted to do carbon nanotubes but my teacher said no, anyond else got really interesting ideas?
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Last time, I got a B and did Hemp. And gave the class hemp seeds t eat
This time around, I'm doing cast iron. Nice and easy, really ^_^
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question how long do the exam boards keep the coursework of other students for. Surely its only for two years, L6th then Upper 6th. So students at uni could technically send theirs to ours and it would be okay
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I did polyurethane, used for making condoms. :P
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I love how we didnt get a specification for this. We were just told to do a presentation on materials in use and given a mark scheme.

I have no idea what material to use! I want to do something weird but not something thats been done to death.

I was thinking skin because i found a few pages of the youngs modulus of skin etc but idk if i can justify uses for it lol.

Maybe animal skin...

These suggestions are good though lol
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