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Conference 2009

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Addresses, Chief Assessor's Report,

Workshops, Audio Downloads

Opening Address and Physics Oration

The material from Dr David McKinnon's Physics Oration "Students' Alternative Conceptions in Astronomy" includes several very large files: a 50MB Powerpoint Presentation, an 84MB Word dcoument on Lunar phases model and a 12MB avi file as well as 11 video files that range in size from 1MB to 22 MB. All these will be available on the CDROM sent to participants by STAV. The smaller files that he supplied are:

 Type

Filename

Filesize

Microsoft Word

Astronomy Diagnostic Test: Manual

1.35 MB

Manual for scoring responses to the 'Alternative Conceptions in Astronomy' Test. 32 pages.

Microsoft Word

Astronomy Diagnostic Test: List

81.9 kB

A ranked and scored list of 'Alternative Conceptions in Astronomy'. 2 pages.

Microsoft Word

Astronomy Diagnostic Test

197 kB

The actual test on 'Alternative Conceptions in Astronomy'. Southern hemisphere version 1.01. 11 pages.

Adobe PDF

Astronomy Diagnostic Test: Overall Report

980 kB

Report of the Eye Observatory Remote Telescope Project: Practical Astronomy for Years 7, 8 and 9. A Research and Development Report prepared for the Department of Education, Science and Training by David H. McKinnon, Charles Sturt University 206 page pdf file.

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The Chief Assessor's Report

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Filename

Filesize

Microsoft Excel

The Grade Points

30.7 kB

A spreadsheet of the grade points for the years 1999- 2015. The grade point is the raw score cut off for a particular grade. The cumulative percentage of candidates is also included alongside the raw score. The table also has the mean and standard deviation for each exam.

Microsoft Powerpoint

The Chief Assessor's Report on the June and November 2008 Exams

2.12 MB

by Bruce Walsh, the Chief Assessor.

Microsoft Word

General Marking Principles

41 kB

by Bruce Walsh, the Chief Assessor.

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Workshops

 Type

Filename

Filesize

Microsoft Powerpoint

Paul Fitzgerald's PowerPoint

3.21 MB

A presentation on Astronomy without a telescope. An extensive range of Paul's material can be found at here.

Microsoft Word

Physics is a Branch of Philosophy

88.1 kB

presented by Martin Mahy from De La Salle College.

Microsoft Powerpoint

C6: Motion Studies Using a Hand Held GPS

1.97 MB

PowerPoint presentation by Andrew McLean and Kelvin Barraclough of Gisborne Secondary College.

Microsoft Word

C6: Motion Studies Using a Hand Held GPS - Notes

31.2 kB

Some notes to accompany the PowerPoint presentation by Andrew McLean and Kelvin Barraclough of Gisborne Secondary College.

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Motion Studies Using a Hand Held GPS: Walking

50.7 kB

An Excel file to show an example of walking, prepared by Andrew McLean and Kelvin Barraclough of Gisborne Secondary College. Third of eight files.

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Motion Studies Using a Hand Held GPS: Walking (Original data)

16.7 kB

An Excel file of the original data used to produce the Excel file to show an example of walking, prepared by Andrew McLean and Kelvin Barraclough of Gisborne Secondary College. Fourth of eight files.

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Motion Studies Using a Hand Held GPS: Pt Cook (Original data)

372 kB

An Excel file of the original data used to produce the Excel file to show an aircraft takeoff, prepared by Andrew McLean and Kelvin Barraclough of Gisborne Secondary College. Sixth of eight files.

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Motion Studies Using a Hand Held GPS: Pt Cook

47.5 kB

An Excel file to show an aircraft taking off, prepared by Andrew McLean and Kelvin Barraclough of Gisborne Secondary College. Fifth of eight files.

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Motion Studies Using a Hand Held GPS: Aircraft pull up

73.9 kB

An Excel file to show an aircraft pulling up and other flight manoeuvres, prepared by Andrew McLean and Kelvin Barraclough of Gisborne Secondary College. Seventh of eight files.

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Motion Studies Using a Hand Held GPS: template

33.5 kB

An Excel template, prepared by Andrew McLean and Kelvin Barraclough of Gisborne Secondary College. Eighth of eight files.

Adobe PDF

C4: Enhancing Physics Teaching with Technology

429 kB

A pdf file prepared by Phil Jones of The Logical Interface.

Microsoft Powerpoint

C13: VCE Physics by Discovery

903 kB

A PowerPoint presentation "Teaching Physics Practically" by Jane Coyle, Marian College, Sunshine.

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Investigating the Characteristics of Photovoltaic Panels

259 kB

Theory Notes from the presentation by Saverio Ciccone, Overnewton College.

Microsoft Word

Investigating the Characteristics of Photovoltaic Panels

3.08 MB

Lesson outline and prac notes from the presentation by Saverio Ciccone, Overnewton College.

Microsoft Powerpoint

The Physics of the Climate

7.71 MB

A presentation on the physics of climate change from the sessions by Keith Burrows at the Physics Conference 2009. This is aimed at senior students but could be adapted to younger students by leaving out the more advanced slides.

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The Virtual Lab: Using Learning Objects in VCE Physics

3.38 MB

A zip file from the presentation by Justin Vincent from Melbourne High School.

Microsoft Word

A13: Model Solar cars

78.8 kB

Material from the presentation by Paul Wellington, Monash University.

Microsoft Powerpoint

Electricity Generation in Australia - Making Decisions for Our Future I

1.33 MB

PowerPoint presentation by Maureen Trotter from Monbulk Secondary College.

Microsoft Word

Electricity Generation in Australia - Making Decisions for Our Future II

440 kB

Activities and assessment sheets by Maureen Trotter from Monbulk Secondary College.

Adobe PDF

Applications of Radiaton in Medicine

7.43 MB

Material from the presentation by Dr Leah McDermott of RMIT.

Adobe PDF

Renewable Energy and ecologically sustainable design at ecolinc

2.86 MB

Part 1, a pdf file.

Adobe PDF

Renewable Energy and ecologically sustainable design at ecolinc

2.77 MB

Part 2: Classroom activities

Material for the session "Teaching Plan and Practical Activities for "Synchrotron and its applications" can be found on this website. Click here.

More material from the session "Teaching the Science of Climate Change" can be found on this website. Click here.

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Audio Downloads

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Filename

Filesize

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Investigating the Characteristics of Photovoltaic Panels. Audio: Part 1

16.2 MB

Saverio Ciccone, Overnewton College

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Investigating the Characteristics of Photovoltaic Panels. Audio: Part 2

13.7 MB

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Investigating the Characteristics of Photovoltaic Panels. Audio: Part 3

11.2 MB

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A Representational Approach to Astronomy. Audio: Part 1

14 MB

Dr Peter Hubber, Deakin university

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A Representational Approach to Astronomy. Audio: Part 2

12.2 MB

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A Representational Approach to Astronomy. Audio: Part 3

10.8 MB

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A Representational Approach to Astronomy. Audio: Part 4

10.8 MB

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Model Solar Cars. Audio: Part 1

12.8 MB

Paul Wellington, Monash University

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Model Solar Cars. Audio: Part 2

12.5 MB

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Model Solar Cars. Audio: Part 3

11 MB

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Model Solar Cars. Audio: Part 4

11.8 MB

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C11: Physics and Speech: Great Things to do with Sound. Audio: Part 1

8.28 MB

Audio of presentation by Russell Downie, Presbyterian Ladies College in 2009.

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Physics and Speech: Great Things to do with Sound. Audio: Part 2

7.64 MB

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Physics and Speech: Great Things to do with Sound. Audio: Part 3

6.66 MB

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Physics and Speech: Great Things to do with Sound. Audio: Part 4

9.04 MB

StudyON for VCE Physics Audio: Part 1

Commercial presentation by John Grivas of Jacaranda

StudyON for VCE Physics Audio: Part 2

StudyON for VCE Physics Audio: Part 3

StudyON for VCE Physics Audio: Part 4

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Video Analysis of Motion Audio: Part 1

15.5 MB

Commercial presentation by Gary Bass, CP Software

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Video Analysis of Motion Audio: Part 2

13.6 MB

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Video Analysis of Motion Audio: Part 3

11.8 MB

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Video Analysis of Motion Audio: Part 4

12.5 MB

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Web 2.0 Technologies for Physics. Audio: Part 1

15.9 MB

Presentation by Christopher Jones from University High School

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Web 2.0 Technologies for Physics. Audio: Part 2

15.8 MB

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Web 2.0 Technologies for Physics. Audio: Part 3

13.8 MB

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Web 2.0 Technologies for Physics. Audio: Part 4

14.2 MB

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