When you enter college would you check back on
the PhysicsLAB for help with college level courses?
yes ( 28 )
I would probably refer back to it. The site is very
informative and helps me with my assignments.
Yes, because it had many helpful tips
yes,the PhysicsLAB site has a lot of useful information
no ( 3 )
Well, if I needed that kind of help I would definately come
If I take courses related to the lessons learned this year.
Yes I would recheck the PhysicsLAB for help with college
level courses because many of the lessons that we learned are touched on once again in
college. I am sure that these lessons will be as helpful then as they are now.
Yes I would considering I am taking a Physics course. Also
if I could access all topics of Physics and not the ones being covered in The High school
Yes, the information off this site would help me to
getthrough a physics class at a college or major university.
I guess if I needed to and I was taking a course that
pertains to Physics. It does have a lot of good information on it.
YES, because I feel that this web site
is a type of tutorial system and is very helpful to students.
YES, because it would definetly give me a chance to exand my
horizon in my college experience
YES...It's easy to use and very helpful
I might it depends on the subject matter
Yes I plan on it
Maybe if I need it
Yes, considering Mrs. Colwell will probably call me and ask
me to help her redesign part of the site or get the server working again.
Oh yeah for sure, I am goning to need all the help that I
yes, if it is available
SURE, if I need some help and it could
be useful to me.
Maybe ( 2 )
Yes, because the lessons were very well written and helpful.
Yes, it would be useful to re4view with since it keeps a
large archive of all the material that is gone over.
Yes, when you are in college professor don't always explain
things comletely and you are left to learn things independently therefore
the physics resource lessons would be very useful
SURE, I look back on my past math
classes and would definately look back on past physics examples and lessons.
Yes. I feel that the information, whether learned in high
school or a higher education institute is the same. The levels of difficulty of the
course, obviously varies, but I feel that AP courses are college level courses, thus the
amount of detail posted would be similar, if not identical to that of the course taken in
a post-high school educational facility.
YES; if i ever have to refer to
material that was taught to me during my senior year, I would be able to get to this web
site, being that i am now affiliated with the system.
Yes, it is quite possible that the resource lessons and the
animations would help me understand theories better, even in college.
yes, it would make it easier because I would know where to
go to access the information.
yes if i needed an example of something because the examples
on physic lab helped me out a lot.
Yes. I feel that the information on this site is beneficial.
I do not believe I will be able to do so.
I would if I couldn't get help from my
teacher and if no one else knew what they were doing.
YES, I think that it would be very
helpful in remembering equations and properties.
I don't usually use the PhysicsLAB from home now.
Possibly ( 3 )
yes, because the physicsLAB used great examples in helping
get my work done. Plus I can always see what work I need to do in case I'll be absent
YES, if I knew that the subject I was
taking was involving physics in some way.
Yes, if the classes were applicable. I would also probably
e-mail Mrs. Colwell.
Yes, I would go back to PHYSICLAB for help. If I can't
remember something this would help me.
That would be a good idea. There is a lot of helpful stuff
on the Physics Lab
SURELY NOT !!
YES, because the information would be
helpful in any level physics course.
YES, I would.
If I knew that the information I needed was available on the
PhysicsLab site, I would access it.
DEFINITELY, it shows good examples of
differnet physics ideas
If I have a
physics class, it is a good possibility.
definitely! ( 2 )
Sure, If I don't understand something I can check on my old
Yes, I would. The resource lessons were very helpful in
understanding all the concepts of Physics, and the "view correct answers"
questions helped me to test my knowledge of what I had just read. So, as long as the info.
was still available, I would use it.
If I needed to and the site contained the material.
I definetly would. My boyfriend who attends Drexel
University has often looked at our Physic Website and it has helped him in his Physics
Yes I would if the course covered the same things that were
on the site because the site is easy to understand.
YES, if it applies to my work, I think
that physics lab is a great place for many people. It has so much knowledge.
Yes, the AP resourse lessons provide a thorough overview of
extremely important Physics cocepts which I will most likely see again in college.
IF I'm in future physics classes then
I would check back with the Physicslab site.
YES if I have the time to I think it
would be of assistance.
probobly not, just because I rarely use my computer
"Quite possibly although I'm not sure that my major
will have anything dealing with Physics."
Yes I would, because I feel that, The site would be very
helpful in going over useful information that you may have forgotten over the summer.
Yes if I remember how to get there
YES, if I felt it would help me in
that certain area of study.
Yes, it has a lot of info all acedemic courses to be useful
Only if I am taking a physics-based class, other than that I
Yes I would unless I could get out of taking college
- most likely no because i won't be taking physics not in the
near future anyway
- Yes, I think it would be helpful because there are a lot of
useful resource lessons.
- no probably not...there will be other resources in
What types on new content would you like to see added the
- I think maybe something to show how well or bad you are
going in the class
- I'd like to see the AP essays from
home and maybe some past quizzes (if the people will approve the copyright thing).
- labs and videos would be nice
- none ( 8 )
- The site is fine the way it is.
- being able to do homework on the computer
- more video presentations, more vocab worksheets
- More animations to help learn the specific topics
- all of the information I need to know
- PhysicsLAB contains all of the programs I hope to use
- Nothing, I think it's great the way it is
- I'm not sure.
- More videos
- I think that if some physics related games such as crossword
puzzles were added, then students would look foward to visiting the site because they could have fun while reviewing for class.
- more examples and solutions to problems instead of just
teaching the concepts.
- Interaction with students from other schools and make
coopertive learning with students from other schools!!
- If I were not graduating this year, I would like to see a
webinteraction with other schools taking the same class.So I could talk to people from
other states and could getinformation when I am not in class.
- There really wasn't anything that I needed for the course
that wasn't already given to me on the site.
- I would like so see games added--not games like solitaire
and freecell, but physics games that challenge you and require
- more communitative skills with other physics students around
- Grade checkup more often
- I know of nothing at the moment
- More Labs.
- everything is already pretty good
- More examples
- Better graphical interface
- Let's see. This is a hard question. Some games when subs are
here would be nice. :-) I'd like the browser's to stay unlocked, so we can work on ISTF
- extra credit once a week
- assignment reviews that show the answers to past
- Maybe a little chat room so students can help students.
- I would, honestly, like to see more
examples of class work.. step by step
- Links to physics related sites
- A way students could talk to each other on the computer from
different periods or even on the same one.
- it's fine now
- More equations and practice problems, hard so that I can
study and do good on the tests.
- More videos or physilet aminations.
- Can't really think of any. Mrs. Colwell is the physics god.
- i believe that the current functions of the physics lab are
adequate, but if Mrs. colwell believes that adding additional capacities to the physics
lab i believe that her judgement is entirely justifiable ... as an ntelligent student i do
not need as many recources as a more needy student
- It was very well rounded but I would like to see an activity
that should ask questions but e-mail and such.
- The PhysicsLAB page seems pretty good as is. Perhaps adding
a review page for upcoming tests and quizes would work well.
- The content that is presented int the PhysicsLAB provides me
with a sufficient amount of information.
- More animations of labs and theories of lessons that need to
be better interpreted
- Nothing new, really... Well, maybe a homework chat sort of
concept for at-home people... But having your email is like the same thing.
- I think it would be neat to have some sort of game for us
students to play but that teaches us something also so that way it can be more and more people would find about it.
- I like to see more examples of how to do problems with
either homework or for upcomming quizes.
- I would like to see more of the hands of activities because
there should be more labs for us to do.
- I would like to see processes leading to some of the
equations thought, that way one can understand all aspects of the given problem
- More worksheets and practice problems.
- I like the Physlet animations
- More group/interactive activities.
- Special effects
- PhysicsLAB covers just about everything you need to be able
to pass this course, I see no changes need
- More fun activities that didnt involve a grade being given,
but just to help better understand the lesson
- More labs
- More pictures
- many many more labs... they were always really informative
and a fun way to learn
- Special effects
- I would like to see more animated diagrams added to the
- More examples and review pages
- I would like to see is the activities of the year on the
- Interacation with other physics students/ teachers around
the world. Access to a worldwide, multilingual physics-specialized database.
Nicer design; not this bland looking browser; and storage space for our books and folders
when not used.
- I really dont know but maybe interactive web page games that
help with the topic your on
- I would like to see a chat room type thing where students
can talk with one another about physics!!
- More hands-on activities, like labs. They make the
learning fun and easier to understand.
- More visuals and a little easier to understand.
- more movies
- online help
- animation, sound
- More visual aides
- More interaction with the computer, but not as many
drawings, etc. it is easier for me to see something done for me, then to see it already
done on a computer.
- i am satisfied with rhe way it is. i wouldn't know what to
change. but i can always help with the art work/design :)
- All of the pictures and animations were good. You can
never have too much.
- more videos and animations
- Icons (ask Paolo) :) ...I don't really know what else.
Everything that I need seems to be there already.
- Answers to AP essays, less worksheets, easier review
materials (less explanations, more of the basic things we need to know)
- More conceptual worksheets with cartoons and animations
- The answers and some examples for the homework problems.
- The answers to the homework we do out of the book and maybe
even the solutions so we don't have to waste much class
- I would like to have seen just in time used more. I
really enjoyed it last year. It was great interaction.
- I think that the PhysicsLab already contains adequate
activities and content to be very useful to all students.
- DVD and sound clips
- More resource lessons explaining things to the students in
- computer graphics or intractive activities that relate to
what we're studying hardwarechanges:
- "It's fine as it is."
- I would like to see sample practice test, so that at home
you could take a sample test and recieve a grade, and then you can go back and see what
you missed, so that you would know what you need to study more for on the real test in
- Pictures and brighter colors
- don't know if any at this time.
- I would like to see pictures
- interactive games
- Possibly a physics database
- interactive demonstrations
- A chat room for help wih homework.
- A daily short quizz that shows you what score you make but
doesn't count against you, just kinda challenges you a little and can generate mild,
friendly competition among the students. ( Hey! I got the one that NIck missed! I got a
higher score than Todd, I finally got them all right! and it could count just for daily
points and EC on special occasions.
What hardware changes or upgrades would you
like to see done in the physics lab?
I don't know, it works just fine
no upgrades are necessary to use PhysicsLAB successfully
Uh, maybe 3-d graphics and a sound card
I would not make any changes in the physics lab. It is more
scanners and fax machines and video games for when were done
with our work.
Ummmmmm... I don't know.
None that I would know of.
I think that it's good we have the new computers because
they access information and sites a lot quicker than they did before.
None, to my knowledge
entium III DVDCD writer
Faster internet connections and better quality computers.
Everything is fine the way it is.
Faster Internet, T3!!Larger Monitors, Better SoundMore
Now this is a great question. CD-RW drives, Best Pentium 2
available, Tape Drives, Individual T-1's or 100BaseT ethernet cards for the computers.
Also, Voodoo 3's, and a SideWinder Precision Pro joystick. Oh, and a 19" monitor for
We should do lab more often.
No changes at this time.
Wouldn't change it
...i think it's fine...
If it could go a little faster and tell us our grade or what
we got wrong after every worksheet and quiz.
OK, FOR ME
The site was very good as it is now.
The changes that were just made is what I would have
i am not a judge of technical matters however mrs colwell is
somewhat of an expert on the subject
The hardware was fantastic, but maybe a chat site to discuss
problems with fellow students.
Each computer having a seperate T3 line.
I am not that familiar with computer hardware.
More memory for the server and the machines so that the
animations load more quickly. Also, another person solely in charge of upkeep for the
physicslab site. And a board that saves all material written on it. A couple more lasers,
a dry erase board that saves the information on it into a
file on the computer.
I'm not sure.
I think that ther should be scanners
I wish I knew all that mumbo jumbo computer things
It would be nice if the internet didn't have to go through
the path that i does (more local) so that it would be faster.
Faster, able to switch screens more easily.
none, everything seems up to date and runs well
I would like to see no changes
update the grades more periodically , also update the
calendar more frequently
I have no idea
Keep the lab in the school if even just for once day at a
time. What I'm implying is that whenever a storm knocks something out somewhere
distant, our class is severely hindered. So just keep re(down)loading the lab for
the day every day. Plus sound wouldn't hurt. In addition to #30 on the first
section of this survey, NO MACHINE CAN EVER REPLACE THE GOOD, DEDICATED TEACHER.
I think that the main sever should be in the classroom
because ther is problem that occur like when the lines are down and the server has an
error and Mrs. Cowell has to go all the way down to the sever to fix. There are many
reasons to have it in class. I think that the main reason to have it in the class is so
you have a dircet connection to the server. There are pleanty of times when volusia county
connection is down and we can get to the infomation on the site because we have to we have
to go out of the school and then back from the internet to the server, which is at school,
and the back out and back to the class. There are many ways that the connection can be
broke. If the server was in class
then you would just go from the computer to the server and you can still make is
accessible to the rest of the internet.
Maybe a faster computer
A place to put your belongings when there is a lab.
less slowdowns because of server
It could be a little faster accessing
possibly a site which coincedes w/ another high school
More interaction, not just for homework of resource lessons.
none, it works pretty well
We just had new upgrades, I think every thing is nice.
home to come up faster
I prefer macintosh but it really doesn't matter to me
I have no opinion really.
I don't know
I think they run sufficiently and do not require changes.
feel that the facility runs sufficiently and effectively
I would like to see physics have there own server
I think we need a new printer.
The hardware seems correct and up to date to me.
"Fine as it is."
I would like to have a sound card and 3-d graphics
Don't know of any at this time.
None, I like what I see now
It's ok now
faster modems and processors
A faster network as well as faster computers. Our own T1 or
sinilar line for physics lab would be nice for faster access.
I think it is fine just the way it is.
Everything is so pretty; I don't know.
- I don't know anything about computers.
- None that I can think of.
- geez! I really have no idea what that would include
- i dont know
- It would be better if it were a little faster to get into
some areas of the site.
- Being able to do homework on the computer
- none ( 26 )
Would you like to see more student
participation in the creation of the PhysicsLAB? (Be specific!)
- Yeah they could type in stuff to make it less stressful on
the teacher or do the sites for their class
- I think Mrs. Colwell is doing a great job on the site
(although I think she spends too much unappreciated overtime, the solution <in my
opinion> is that she should get PAID FOR OVERTIME) and I think students should help.
- no thanks Mrs. Colwell is doing just fine.
- no its wonderful
- Yes because we could put web designs and other animation
type graphics on the site.
- Yes I think that students should be allowed to help Mrs.
Colwell create some of the worksheets.
- Yes, student aids should come in to help because she stays
- Yes, I feel that all Physic classes should use it even if
not taught by Mrs. Colwell
- Yes and no,yes because I think it would be neat to do all
this stuff and no because it shouldn't be required(if it ever was) because personally I don't think I would find time to do it. I think
you should if you want to volunteer in helping doing it.
- Well, it depends on what the student knows. Maybe they could
give examples that relate to the things we do, but really it doesnt matter, the example
that mrs colwell gives are fine.
- I think that students like to be part of creating something
so useful, but all students aren't interested in the production of the site.
- No not really
- I would like for there to be more student involvement in the
order in which we learn our lessons and the way they are presented to them visually.
- yes a student's perspective would be nice.
- Nope! Mrs Colwell is doing a far better job than i could
ever do!! : )
- I think that students that have used this program beforewill
or could come up with better ways to use the site.
- I guess it would help student get excited and really into
the course by it being more hands on.
- I guess I would because it would be different to see what
students thing about the topics of physics and see how they would try
to teach that topic on the web site.
- Yes, because I think it would give students a chance to be
more familair with computers as well as having fun with physics meaning learning wise.
- Yes..If the students helped to create it then they could use
it more easily
- Not on my part
- Yes ( 7 )
- In computer classes
- No oppinion
- Well, considering Mrs. Colwell already asks me to help her
with part of it, I'm going to plead the 5th on this question.
- Yes because then they will learn more and achieve better
- It doesn't really matter to me.
- that would be nice.
- No comment
- yeah, maybe if the students become more active we'd all be
- Yes I think students would no more about what we want
- Yes because it helps in the long run
- Sure, if they have ideas that they would be interested in.
- No ( 8 )
- Maybe some improvements on the examples, but other than that
I enjoyed the way it looks now.
- I think it would not hurt to have kids help. But I don't
think it is necessary. It would be more beneficial to the student helping so he/she could
learn not so much physics, but how the whole web system works.
- no it is completely understandable and interactive
- I think that this class was very productive, but i don't
think ebough people used it at home. Also that more schools use this type of
- Yes, learning and understanding the website may be easier
for a student to understand it created partly from a students poing of view
(not implying that it was difficult)
- I think it's doing well with just the teacher's input.
I don't really think it's necessary.
- I like the system the way it is; some people prefer to work
along, others with more people, so the question is a toss up in the air; I prefer to work
with other people.
- Yes, in tutoring and making suggestions
- Possibly more involvement in a homework section?
- No, students have enough to worry about with just learning
the physics aspect of it
- yes i think the more student the better because the more
input from student the more students will understand because we all pretty much think
- It would be nice if students could give their opinions and
suggest that there be certain examples on the site.
- Yes because they can tell the teacher what they want to know
mroe about the interest of the students are the most important key.
- No, I think the teachers are doing a good job, students are
- I would like to more input from the students so that they
could incluse all fo the things that i don't understand/know.
- Yes, get the imput of the students, add what they need most
help in understanding and they things that they have hard times with.
- Yes I would love to see the integration of a student based
commitee into the creation and improvement of the PhysicsLAB internet site.
- Yes, have group discussions about what should be different.
- yes, it will give them an upper for future us of any other
special program as this
- yes, because only students know what other students care
about, so maybe more students would pay more attention
- Its good now
- no, I'd rather not
- Yes, I think student input would allow some of the diagrams
and worksheets... easier for us to understand
- Yes. More math students need to be involved in the
- No I like it the way it is
- Yes I would. The students would give ideas that would give a
student idea of a web page.
- Yeah. Who said that a fresh idea ever hurt. We
are, currently, the main users of the site and the way it looks is putting me to
sleep. Let us design the looks and you do the technical setup of the sight.
- yes, i think that students shouldhelp cause it teaches them
how to make web pages and how to use the internet.
- Yes, because students will know what they would like to see.
- No, it's fine they way it is.
- Yes, students would be able to put it in plainer English.
- yes , because it could teach the students a little more
- I would like to see students have a say in how the
information is presented. Ex. (Visuals, links, etc.) But I feel the information should be
handled by the teacher.
- I believe that there is enough as it is
- It might help if students helped to create it, because they
might be able to describe the information more clearly
- No, Mrs. Colwell does an excellent job setting up the web
- well, i think student imput is good, and i am always willing
to help out.
- Sure. Maybe some students can help Mrs.Colwell to do some of
the web pages. This can be helpful for her as well as a learing experience for us
- No, Whoever is doing it is doing a fine job
- No, I want to see what the teacher has to say, not somebody
- no, I think it is fine the way it is.
- Well, basically just for the creators to acknowledge the
requests and comments of the students. I don't really have any specific ideas.
- yes! ASI students
- Yes, I would like the students to be able to tell put
solutions to the homwork problems that they found difficult into the computer when they
have a correct answer. Because i have found that usually the majority of the students have
problems on the same questions.
- No, because I think that teacher has a better understanding
and knowledge of the site and should create it. I feel it would be more hectic if students
tried to create it because they all have their own opinions and have to work on a
compromise which would take time up from creating the site.
- I think that if students want to/ have the time to give to
that, then yes, maybe then other will understand better if one of there fellow classmates
were there to explain to them.
- I feel that the level of student involvement is totally up
to the instructor. If she prefers to do it alone or would like to have more help it is up
- yes the more opinions the better.
- Yes because the students are the most important part and
their opinion and suggestions should effect the physics lab
- "Sure, why not."
- Yes, by doing research on a lab and present it
- I feel like it was good the way it was this year
- Yes I would I think it helps kids learn and it has more
visuals to help you on tests and to exel
- yes. maybe we could get some of those computer genuises to
write some good programs, or to program some of them interactive games
- Sure why not?
- no, I think Mrs. Colwell does a fine job at it and I like it
just the way it is
- Yes, this course could also teach students about computers,
something necessary to take the course, as well as for the real word. Additionally, if
some good techies were found Mrs. Colwell could focus more on teaching and less on
programming for the site.
- Sometimes, I think it would be cool if one Honors Class
helped make test questions for another and vice versa. And have artistically gifted
students contribute diagrams to certain lessons or something.
- Not really ( 4 )
- yes, have the students create the format of sites
- Yes, I would love to see students become involved in
creating the PhysicsLAB.
- Student may have more inovative ideas on things such as set
up and the wy content shold be presented to be more eaily understood
- I would like for Mrs. Colwell to not emphasize it so much
and use it as main factor in teaching. It is very important to have a physical teacher,
and while yes, the physicslab is useful, and I do love computers, these things are going
down more often than they're up. There was a lot of wasted time trying to get the web site
to work, so I don't think that everything should be solely based on the web.
- Yes because lot of kids know how they like to learn and
could suggest ideas
- It might be helpful to have an area where students could
post their questions, and then have a teacher answer them.
- Yes, I feel that students might be able to offer a more
student friendly lab sight
- Yes, the more people use the program the better they can
- oh yes...I feel that if students helped create PhysicsLab,
then other student would be more responsive.
- Acutally, yes I would like to see more student particapation
because some students be skipping when in the real world physics is every where
- nope. generally, students don't know what they're talking
- No, not inparticular because I would rather want the teacher
to do it. She knows what she is doing
- Yes. I think with a student's help, understanding would be
on a student level.
What was the most difficult aspect of the
class this year?
- Doing the AP essays
- I think when it came to actually taking the tests it was
hard when I didn't have a partner. This doesn't by any means mean that I don't want a
partner for quizzes it means I want a partner for the test too!
- individual testing was grueling
- the tests ( 16 )
- The tests were a little difficult. Taking tests or quizzes
with another person really helped improve my grades.
- learning all the new stuff
- kinematics ( 2 )
- taking test without partners
- The tests! The PhysicsLAB helped me a lot because in
preparing for them because I can look back and review.
- notebook checks
- The test were always challenging. And there was alot of
- I feel that the most difficult aspect of the class this year
was taking Intr@net quizzes with another partner. I don't think that it was fair that you
would study and they didn't but we both made the same grade. I don't believe that those
that try should be punished for those that don't.
- homework!!!!!!!! (
- I would have to say the lack of knowledge from the students
on the PSL Program, this slowed down production when doing this type of a lab.
- The most difficult aspect of the class was just learning the
material. Physics is a tough subject but I think the have the site helped a lot with the
- I don't think Physics was very difficult. how-ever, it was a
little difficult because I took Chemistry also. I think I might have done better if
I took only one science.
- Nothing, it was a theral and complete learning process witch
I grasped rather quickly.
- Remebering all the equations
- Long Class Notes.
- Completing homework when Mrs. Carlin assigns a 10-page
report to do. :-)
- some of the tests and quizes had some "traps" that
I fell into alot.
- When you miss a day, and trying to catch up all the work.
- the paper tests we're sooooo hard!!!
- No other than those of other classes
- tests, quizzes ( 4
- the unit on projectiles
- Remembering to do the homework.
- although the internet quizes tend to be tricky i believe
that the most difficult part of the class was the tests
- The computers and teacher lessons prepared me for all of the
tests, but I wish there was a site outside the classroom you could get help
- The individual paper tests.
- Being paired w/ an incompetant partner for a quiz
- Keeping up with the mathematical aspect of the class,
because i am currently in trigonometry.
- Sometimes when i was absent, i would go to the lesson if
there was one taught the day before, and found that just by looking at the site, it
wouldn't necessarily teach me the content.
- All of it, i didn't understand the majority of it.
- Keeping up with all the assignments in the notebook... my
fault, of course.
- the information
- keeping up with homework but that was primarily my fault but
learning the formulas and how to use them gave me a few rough times.
- Trying to keep up with all of our labs and classwork.
- I enjoyed all of the aspects of this class
- The ability to ajust from watching a screen to watching a
rambling teacher then to a onerous test
- Learning the things befor we moved on to the next section. I
would just be getting the gist of it, and we would change
- The most difficult aspect of class this year was dealing
with the people who did not pay attention. They were very distracting
- It wasn't the homework, it might have been the First
- Physics as a whole.
- Writing too many notes
- Nothing for me
- the computer can't explain everything that a students needs
to know, it can't answer questions
- Tests, not quizzes, tests
- Not coming to class
- a lot of the work was really confusing...I wish we could
have covered less but for longer so we could have grasped all the info more
- Nothing in this class was hard to understand. It always helped me.
- The teacher was too busy sometimes.
- the most difficult aspect of the class was when the
connection to the server is down and Mrs. Colwell gets headaches trying to figure out how
to get it working. Mrs. Colwell is a good teacher and she don't need headaches. So I thing
as I said before the connection to the server should be direct for the class
- Probly the paper test because we were so use to the partner
- Catching up when absent.
- The lesson on waves
- Understanding the terminology.
- remembering to do homework
- Taking notes
- tests in which the questions were not explained in the class
w/ the teacher.
- Trying to study for tests. The resource lessons do not
provide an accurate depiction of what will be on the test. It would have been easier to
have a paper copy of the lesson. The computers are very distracting.
- the written exams
- Memorizing all the formulas
- doing labs.... they require more work than I think they are
- Probably the tests that we took. But then again, they
prepared us better for what we would see on the actual AP test, and they were given in the
same timed manner.
- Having to know the subject the night that we learned it in
order to do the homework on time for the signature
- AP Exams at the end of the year but Mrs. Colwell has
prepared us to the best of her abilities She is wonderful!
- The most difficult aspect of the class this year were the
days when the server was down or when we could not access the site for one reason or
another, azll usually resulting fromt he county server being down.
- Some of the homework and quizzes we took on the site.
- Completing all of the AP essays at the end of the year.
- I felt that the tests were the most diffucult aspect of the
class. The reason for this is that I did not always put 100% effort into preparing for
them and did not always take full advantage of PhysicsLab resources.
- Remembering all my equations.
- Quizzes were challenging
- Trying to keep up with all the work
- equations envolving free fall etc.
- "It was all fairly easy"
- I think that the most difficult aspect was learning The
- Taking the computer quizzes and staying awake after being
full from lunch
- No comment
- Keeping up with the homework.
- The most diffulult were the test on paper
- Memorizing annoying physics formulas
- Mrs. Colwells trickily worded multiple choice quizzes and
- Well, I've never been the methodical, organized type so the
whole notebook thing threw me off, as it always does in any class. But, the notebook
element of a student's grade is a perfectly fair and reasonable thing so I can't complain
much. I just need to learn how not to lose stuff. I mean, it sounds so easy, just put the
stuff in a notebook and leave it there, but somehow that magic doesn't work for me. I've
tried it but I still find my English homework in my math folder weeks after it was due,
and sometimes my Physics stuff ends up in my Sunday school folder and -- you never know
what kind of surprises to expect. But that's just me. ;o)
- Tests and quizes
- Understanding the concepts and applying them.
- Quizzes and tests
- the tests were very difficult
- Making up work when you missed a day, that you can't put up
on the site.
- All the formulas
- Homework. I don't feel there were enough examples of how to
work the equations given in the resource lessons to successfully answer and comprehend the homework.
- Trying to make up missed class work when the server was down
- Showing up and giving it my best, with all the other classes
I need to pass often found my self staying up too late and if the other classes had
computers i could have been ready sooner
- Because I was sick so much, I missed a lot of class, but the
Physics Lab kept me up to date for the most part, however, I still had questions that
required a teacher's answers.
- learning about kinetic energy
- homework, tests!
- Bookwork ( 2 )
What was the least difficult aspect of the
class this year?
- Performing labs and worksheets.
- Working the computer
- Waves ( 2 )
- doing worksheets on the computer
- Doing quizes on the computer, because you had two braisns to
- the interactive worksheets
- The least difficcult was the homework i guess. the labs
werent that hard.
- The least difficult aspect of this class was listening and
- Group Q&A worksheets.
- The site allowed me to see what the class did when I was out
for a trip for chorus or drama clsses.
- The least difficult aspect was probably how easily you could
navigate the site. It was very clear and concise. I feel a person who had never used a
computer or the internet would have been able to understand the site.
- I think the kinematics equations was the least difficult.
- Working with others on test and quizes.
- Doing homework
- Learning through the computer.
- Labs, they were a lot of fun
- The labs ( 16 )
- Messing with Mrs. Colwell.
- The notebook
I love Mrs. Colwell
- the homework was easy, but no complaints!
- Text assignments
- homework ( 6 )
- Newton's Laws
- The class lectures because they were very clear.
- the homework mrs. colwell practically finishes it for you
- The least difficult was probably the quizes on the
internet. They took some of the tension off.
- Grasping the concept of physics
- Reviewing the lessons, reviews, past quizzes, and gaining
easy access to the site
- The old work from last year
- Understanding Mrs. Colwell's teaching.
- doing labs with groups because this i really enjoyed and i
learned a lot quicker to
- It was nice being able to take quizes on the computer.
- The least difficult was the colors like yellow, blue,
greern, and so on
- Just coming to class was the least difficult aspect
- The lest was keeping up with omework and resource lessons
- Resource Lessons
- taking the quizzes with partners
- taking quizzes with partners
- At the beginning of the year
- the computer... I really liked the program, it was easy to
use and I liked having the computer and the teacher for lessons:)
- Nothing. Samething that was mention above.
- The subject, once understood, thanks to physics lab, was the
- The quizzes, the way the site was easily browsable
- I would have to say the labs.
- Understanding new concepts and materials.
- The lesson on colors
- doing homework
- group quizzes on the computer
- Labs (most of them)
- Remembering homework. It is always right in front of
- Understanding the concept of physics
- the web based curriculum helped me understand
- Group work
- Getting help when you need it
- everything but labs
- Probably the essays (sometimes) because they were always
about the material we had gone over in class that day, and most of the time, the ones we had trouble with, we went over anyhow.
- Getting access to things done is physics class daily to keep
up the with the work.
- Studying for test was so easy this year. I am not organized
at all but the website was so organized that i could go back to practice worksheets and
see which ones i did not know then go to the resource lessons and study those things.
- Accessing the site from home and school. I thought it was
cool when I first did it from home (I am not much of an Internet person).
- Nothing really was easy, but i guess the book work
- Completing daily assignments was the least difficult aspect
of the class. Mrs. Colwell was always so helpful in getting us through even the most
difficult problems. The resource lessons that I accessed from home also helped if there
was a concept that I did not fully grasp in class.
- The ability to check up on my work when i was absent.
- Knowing what the assignments were
- labs (not all)
- "Again' it was all fairly easy."
- I think that the least difficult lesson this year was the
mirror reflection lesson.
- Working together in groups
- Physics olympics
- Can't think of one certain aspect.
- The least were the labs because they were fun and you really didn't realize how hard they
- review question in homework
- Most everything else.
- Oh, I don't know. I know nothing.
- The math.
- homework sets
- keeping a notebook
- homework was easy
- Knowing what you needed to have done and completed and at
what time it need to be turned in.
- Worksheets online
- Labs cause it is easy to learn from them
- Accessing physics lab
- Labs. They are usually pretty self-explanatory.
- Finding out what makeup work had to be done when i was
- Working with a partiner helped me understand things better
and i was not aftaid to enbares my self with just one person.
- vectors of mirrors
- Newton's Laws
- Book work ( 2 )
- Access on the computer
What was your favorite aspect of the class
- I don't have one
- I love Mrs. Colwell and I had a great group of peers.
- Working with Amanda
- my wonderful teacher
- The physics olympics ( 9 )
- Doing intranet quizes with partner
- I liked the computers and having the work available to me at
home and it's more convinient.
- earning high grades
- Well, the class wasnt all uptight. It was pretty
lacksidasical<---sp. And I like that because there wasnt alot of pressure.
- actually getting to use the skills I have learned in upper
level math courses
- Physics Olympics
- My favorite aspect of the class this year was doing the
various labs. I also enjoyed the lesson on converging and diverging lenses.
- the labs ( 16 )
- I never have had the interation with the internet before,
and this gave me the chance to prepare myself for the real world before leaving and going
off to college.
- My favorite aspect of the class was probably the group work.
It helped a lot with being able to work with people and listening to everyone elses ideas
instead of just your own.
- I liked doing labs
- being able to communicate with other students on test and
- Computer Integration.
- The teacher spark made me want to learn
- The fact that we got to work in groups
- Messing with Mrs. Colwell and eating pizza during ISTF
- Resource Lessons
- Working with computers everyday
- The labs, Mrs. Colwell made physics exciting.
- Newton's laws
- i liked the hand on activities and the group work... i work
and learn better like that!
- Computerized models
- Computer quizzes
- Watching all of the examples
- Practice on the computer and mice teacher, who will always help.
- Waves, lens, and mirrors
- i enjoyed the labs
- My favorite part was being able to look up assignments at home or in the
- To explore a new subject and learn about it.
- The different labs we did this year and more examples on the web site
that was helping in the actual comprehension of the materials.
- The demonstrations
- Mrs. Cathy Colwell
- taking quizzes with a partner because you dont feel as
nervous because you have two brains working instead of just one I tend to get more nervous
- Being able to look up vocabulary and specific examples on
- My favorite was the waves and patterns and frequencies
- The ability to challenge another student when taking a test so that one
can weigh answer options
- Physics olympics
- My favorite was helping Mrs. Colwell as best that I could
- group quizzes
- Mrs. Colwell
- making an A, because of the PhysicsLAB
- labs with friends
- all the computer work...I liked all the work being done on
the computer. You can pull up resource lessons to aid in your studies of a worksheet that
way you don't have the chance to lose lessons that were on paper.
- Easy access to the assignment on the web page. The class was
easy to understand.
- Mrs. Colwell how she care about everyone and spends hours of
her own time to get this class going. I also liked group work.
- The partner internet quizzes
- Working in groups on labs.
- Doing my work on the computer
- interaction of everyone in the class on labs and assignments
in which the teacher assigned a random partner, or partners, and the people got to know
- Learning why things so the things that
- I enjoyed the computer interaction,
for the most part
- Seeing the laws worked out through labs
- Mrs. Colwell
- Group labs ( 2 )
- Seeing visual aggects for things you can't normally see, such as wave
- internet quizes
- The relaxed environment I think. The fact that we were
taught the lesson, then given time to work on the computer and take our own notes, and if
we needed help, we simply asked for it. Plus the after school and weekend review sessions
were extremely helpful.
- The food offered during the review sessions especially the
spagettie. Also Mrs. Colwell enthusium.
- I really enjoyed Mrs. Colwell's wonderful teaching and I
enjoyed the fact that most everything she said was on the computer
- The Drill and Practice because they got me ready for the AP
Test. I also love my teacher, Mrs. Colwell. She has a great understanding of Physics and
was always around when I needed help.
- Using the computer, I really enjoy that our class is the only one based
on the computerU
- Mrs. Colwell's teaching and her willingness to take time out
of her busy schedule to hold review sessions after school and on Saturdays.
- The computer quiz that gives you your score right away.
- group work
- Working on froups to understand things and get them done
- physics olympics and labs
- "That would be Mrs. Colwell."
- My favorite aspect in class this year was when we did the
lesson on Kinematics.
- Mrs. Colwell and physics. Not to mention the physics
Olympics at DBCC and all of those great labs.
- Having an energetic teacher
- The labs where you work with partners.
- I enjoyed useing the computer, and do the labs as well as
spending time with your lab partners to help you learn more
- Labs and out of classroom activites
- Getting to use computers daily and learning about Microsoft
Frontpage. The Frontpage was more ISTF than class
- The classroom is roomy and I get to sit at a table on a
stool of whatever height I choose, depending on availability. I could sit tall one day and
have my nice barely reaching the table the next. And I have leg room. Man, do you know how
frustrating it is to be 5'11" tall and have to be confined to a desk made for
short-to-averaged height people in cramped, but neat, rows with nowhere to stretch your
llegs? By Jove, it's awful, your knees are jammed up to the underside of the desk-part,
you know, and you'd love to stretch your legs in the aisle, but...
- Doing physics things on the physics lab. Also, physics loympics was
- Mrs. Colwell.
- the computers
- Choosing partners to take quizzes and do labs.
- labs were very interactive
- The group work.
- The teacher, the labs, physics olympics, and the knowledge I gained.
- Having Stacey Smith and Nicole Fuller in here with me.
Notebook to give you a chance to finish your homework eveni f it isn't signed.
- Hands on labs/activities
- Working groups for labs and tests
- I don't really like physics, I'll try to learn it and I'll
do my work but I don't find it too fun.
- Mrs. Colwell. My far she made this class worth taking fot the
- Learning at a understandable rate.
- I loved working in partners again this year.
- weighing masses and changing them to kilograms
- I liked the labs early in the years
- Mrs. Colwell's explanations and examples on the board
- the teacher is the bomb
What was your least favorite aspect of the class this year?
Sometimes not understanding things
Random choosing of partners for quizzes.
The book assignments.
Any work that I could not completely
understand by reading the site.
Didn't really have one
Hard Homework Problems.
Not having a good mathe background before starting this course. I
learned more about math here than in my math classes.
Not getting work done
Taking paper tests.
trying to understand the formulas
The test book work was someitmes hard and the book does not explain
an abundance of homework
What advice would you give to
someone who is going to enroll in physics next year to help them do well in the course? (1999)
- I don't have one
- None really
- the homework 5A,B,C,D-Z
- Learning about ripple tank and wave phenomena
- all the work
- The tests
- Taking test by our selves
- I love Physics!
- The test, because it seems that she saved all the very hard
stuff for the test.
- Book work.
- Newton's Laws
- My least favorite aspect of the class was taking Intr@net
quizzes with a partner.
- the tests.
- The textbook assignments and having to lug the book around
but doing them helped reinforce what Mrs. Colwell and the site teaches you.
- The calculations that took many different equations and lots of paper
- working with computers.
- Short answer questions on tests
- AP essays
- I cant really think of any aspects that i didnt like.
- When we took quizzes alone
- There wasn't one.
- Working alone on the labs
- Not enough seating for the entire class
- ..probably the paper tests, as i said above. but only
because i preform horrible on tests!
- my classmates
- No partner quizzes on paper
- Hard quizzes and tests
- tests and quizes
- tests and quizes
- The book work.
- i did not enjoy preparing "neat" copies of AP
- My least favorite part was not being able to ask questions on the
homework at home.
- Working with a textbook.
- There was none.
- None; The course ws a blast this year. There was some things I had a hard
time understanding at first, but eventually I got the hang of them
- The tests
- Seeing you stressed out.
- seeing Mrs. Colwell stressed out all year long
- there really wasnt anything that bothered me i believe this
calss was one of the classes taht was fun and i actually learned something.
- I didn't have a least favorite
- Keeping attention on the teacher
- Impossible Tests
- My least favorite was all the AP essays, but they helped me!
- AP essays
- Taking notes
- losing interest on certain things
- The written tests
- the tests. they were always incredibly difficult
- Forty Minutes
- when you couldn't get to the site
- Paper tests
- Paper tests
- Trying to remember the terminology.
- getting yelled at by mrs. colwell
- Review notes
- not enough time to go through the entire book to get a full
understanding of our physics class.
- The time and effort that it takes to understand this stuff
- Having to share a computer with at least three people, if not more
- don't have one
- Quizzes taken alone
- Learning all of the formulas
- The tests once again, they were pretty difficult. But also,
they were that way in order to prepare us for the exam.
- Nonfraded intranet quizzes (What did we get?)
- Scores of AP essays
- I enjoyed everthing that I did in physics.
- I did not have a least favorite aspect of the class.
- I don't have one.
- I love this class
- I really can't think of a part of this class that I couldn't
stand. If I had to do it over, I would spend more time on the class and take more advantage of the PhysicsLab.
- individual quizzes
- All the work and not habing the teacher available as much because of her
busy, busy schedule
- paper tests by ourselves
- "The tests I didn't do so well on."
- My least favorite was the 2-d projectiles
- Just when we had some sub who didn't know a thing about
Physics and tried to tell US better.
- Taking notes and long lectures
- ___________ sitting next to me
- When you work alone.
- test, but not because of you Mrs. Colwell, I just don't do
well on tests
- them tests
- The horrid, horrid math
- paper quizzes
- Getting 80%s on quizes because Mrs. Colwell usually manages
to trip me up somewhere.
- It was at the end of tthe day when I'm itching to get home
- Pay attention in class and do all of your homework
- Don't get behind in the homework because when it comes time
to check notebooks you'll really be behind
- come to class everyday and complete everything
- do your homework
- Study hard for the tests. It is very difficult to understand
some of the material.
- Make sure you pay attention and you will do fine.
- Pay attention
- Get the internet at home so you can use the Physics Lab at
- To take well notes and to check in on your page for your
class everyday because Mrs. Colwell makes changes in it everyday, of course she let's you
know the changes but it's good to look for yourself.
- Pay attention in class, and do the worksheets, they actually
- Read your textbook too!
- Dont's skip and always pay attention
- Study, listen and follow directions! If you applly yourself,
physics is actually quite simple.
- make colwell give examples on the concepts she teaches
instead of just teaching the concept with no solutions or examples to back up that concept
- Go to class, and pay attention, always submit answers:)
- Do your work, keep up with notes, and mostly listen the
first time when the directions are given.
- Keep up the work and do the textbook assignments that is
assigned. Also, always check up on the site it will help A LOT and Mrs. Colwell is always
ready to help.
- I would tell them to do his/her work
and come to class! Attendance is important and to ask questions if you don't know an
answer. So this and you can be successful in this class.
- Just enjoy the free access to the internet and working with
- Come to class everyday.Miss a day Miss a lot
- Pay attention and never miss a class.
- Study and enjoy the class, it is fun.
- Pay attentions in class and take notes
- always question wrong quiz/test answers
- Learn CGI and become Mrs. Colwell's best friend. Then join
the ISTF team, and get lots of extra credit.
- Do homeworks and study for quizzes
- Keep us with the work and it will be an easy class
- Do your assignments.
- Must be willing to study or have a good lab partner
- pay attention in class and DON'T sit by your friends!
- Stay Awake
- Pay attention
- Keep up, don't fall behind
- Practice, study, don't have a lot of absences, and stay tuned in during
- do your homework
- Always do your homework and pay close attention to the lectures in class.
- Come to class and pay attention to what Mrs. Colwell says
and everything will be peachy-dandy.
- learn how bto use the internet
- Pay attention to the daily activities and make sure you have internet
- If you don't believe in some higher being, start.
- Keep up w/ your assignments, and if you fall behind there is always the
bebsite to help you catch up w/ missed homework.
- Make sure they are prepared mathematically
- Try to be present in class as often as
possible, pay attention to the teacher, as well as the site, review as often as you can
when you know there is an upcoming quiz, interact with other classmates, being that you
learn better in a group than by yourself.
- If you don't understand it find someone that does to help you
- Do your essays. And take notes.
- use your resources
- keep up with your notebook which is an important priority in
this class and do your homework and dont be afraid of computers like i was.
- Use the computer to your advantage. It is there to help you.
- I would tell them that this is a wonderful experience because of the
computers, even if they didn't like computers they will learn to operate the and enjoy
- All you have to do is listen and try not to have any fears it's an
easy/passable course if you pay 50% attention.
- Get ready to memorize and ask lots of questions.....get a good lab/test
- Do all of your homework and visit the web to review as often as you can.
- Don't get behind
- Study, and go to class.
- Be nice to Mrs. Colwell
- just pay attention and do all your work
- do your work and pay lots of attention, take notes
- Do all of your work promptly
- Pay attention
- Just as long as you have Mrs. Colwell you will be OK
- study, definately get Mrs. Colwell, come to class and do all
the work and take all the notes
- Be nice to Mrs. Colwell
- Work hard and pay very colse attention during class discussions.
- It's a good program and the computers make it so much easier to
understand and fall back on whe you need extra help
- Always listen to the teacher and read the assignments.
- pay attention and look at the site if you are not going to
be at school
- I would tell them to use the internet access given because it will help
them understand the concept of physics more clearly.
- Try to be present everyday if possible.
- Get a computer or make friends with
someone with internet access and get a good lab partner
- Pay close attention to what teacher
says, and vocabulary.
- take notes
- Take a class without computers
- check the website constantly. the information on the site
can help you come from behind if you miss a day. you can get a lot of information that you
need to pass the class off the website.
- Only to take the course if they are
very interested in it because it is not easy and to always pay attention in class and do
all the work
- Come in after school for help
preparing for the paper tests. Don't sit next to someone you have to talk to
- Nothing, it was a fun class
- use the web page that is provided for you. it is a big help.
- Constantly check the web page so they don't miss any
- Don't miss class
- Do the homework, memorize the formulas
- get a good lab patner
- Go to class, but if you don't, definitely get access to the
PhysicsLAB site from home to catch up on what you missed, so that you don't get behind in
class. Pay attention in class, because Mrs. Colwell is a good teacher. :) Take AP your
SENIOR year, it's a lot less stressful than when you get overwhelmed your junior year with
history and all.
- Get used to late nights
- Do your best. Physics is fun and interesting. If you do your
homeword everyday you will have a good grade there.
- I would tell them to do all of their homework and study the
resource lessons. make sure they do all of the practice worksheets and understand what
they are doing before the test.
- Get familiar with the computer and the Internet and do all
your homework because it works to your advantage. Also listen to Mrs. Colwell because she
- Stay up with Mrs. Colwell, do all of
the homework, and keep an notebook
- I would advise a student enrolling in physics next year to
take time to properly prepare for all tests and quizzes. All of the resources are there,
all you need to do is make time for it.
- Pay attention and do all required work
- Come to class and pay attention
- come to school.
- Keep up on all the work and don't get
- always find a way to relate whatever you're learning to
everyday life. It makes it easier to understand
- "Pay attention to Mrs. Colwell and do your
- I would tell them the only thing you really need to pass the
class is just to really study, and keep up a great notebook, because Mrs. Colwell is a
great teacher and she explains things very well which makes things easier to understand.
- Pay attention and don't ever get lazy. And don't ever get as
crazy as Mrs. Colwell.
- Check it out before because it isnt
fun and games but lots of work
- Read, take notes, do your homework,
- Come everyday and pay attention to
- I would tell them too. You don't only learn about physics,
but you learn about the computer too. It halps you prepare for college
- come to class
- Pay attention and write down everything you say
- do ALL the homework
- Pay attention in class, ask questions, and when Mrs. Colwell
is wrong, be sure to point that out.
- apply yourself. Keep up with stuff. Be nice to Mrs. C, she
deserves it. She's sweet, smart, and easily stressed.
- Do not fall behind. Come to
class and pay attention
- Be good at math and pay attention.
- concentrate on what you are supposed to do and never miss a
day of class. Access the Physic Home page as much as possible.
- pay attention.
- Use the website as much as possible to help with things you
- do your homework
- You need to be self-motivated and persistent.
- Use the Physics Lab, it can help you
greatly, but don't be scared to ask the teacher question there is no subsitute for her
- Devote a lot of time during lunch to get help.
- Do the homework cause it will help
- Learn to use the Internet and access
thesite at home
- Pay attention as best as possible; its VERY hard to see
around or over the monitors, sit somewhere where you can comfortably
see the board!
- Do not miss any days if you can help
it. While at home access the site to study, it will help
- Make sure you show up and don't relie
on the computer alone
- GO TO CLASS. Attendance is the key, and if you don't go to
class, you will not be able to sufficiently understand the material being presented,
because the PhysicsLab cannot take the place of a teacher.
- don't write notes and listen at the same time because you
will get confused.Also, listen to directions to the lab instructions.
- do the homework!
- Take very good notes from the board
- Pay attention to the teacher whrn she
is talking. Most of the time her advice is very helpful to the completion of
homework, tests, etc.
- Go to class everyday, do your homework
and access Physics Lab from home
- do your homework when it is assigned!
Still have something on your mind? Let us
.Thanks for taking the time to fill this out. All of your comments are very
important. We will do our best to use them to improve the PhysicsLAB project, and to
continue to develop tools that enhance the learning experience of students at Mainland.
- I think you're doing a GREAT job Mrs. Colwell!! (I'm
not just saying that)
- I think that this year's book was boring and full of
useless information... but that's probably why our wonderful Mrs. Colwell designed this
program. SHE IS A HARDWORKER. You are appreciated Mrs. Colwell
- None, have a great day
- This class is fun. Sometimes it can be a little
frustrating. But overall, its a fun class to take.
- I really like the fact of working on the Physicslab
it helped out alot.
- I liked the physics lab but when we took test some
information was not always learned perfect and sometimes we would have a question we did
not understand perfectly
- I think the PhysicsLAB was really great and helpful.
- I think its, really good, i dont think it'll ever
replace a teacher, especially mrs. colwell. shes a pretty awesome girl. very smart and she
actually teaches, and when you need help she'll come and make sure youve got it, and then
shell stay after school with you and print up ten thousand worksheets if you need it.
- Mrs. Colwell is the greatest
- I just want to say that Mrs. Colwell is one of my
favorite teachers. She keeps her student motivated by using upbeat and fun techniques. I
hope that you can provide her with any assistance possible.
- colwell is a good teacher she just needs to rely on
teaching rather than base her curriculum strictly on the physics lab
- Less homework would be nice and NO PAPER, Individual
- This was one of the best experinces I have gone in
my high school years.
- I think the PhyiscLab has been very benefical and
other course especially the other sciences and math would be greatly improved by following
- My only comment is to keep up the good work because
this is a great way for students as wall as anyone else who uses it to explore the sites
and become more computer literate
- Nothing left to comment on.
- Thank you for an exciting year in Physics
- I don't really like computers much, but they are
- All in all, it was a great year. Mrs. Colwell was a
great teacher, and PhysicsLAB turned out really well. I can't wait until I am a college
freshman. Then I get to hear a call from Mrs. Colwell with the word: "HELP!!!"
:-) Just kidding Mrs. Colwell.
- Thanks for asking
- I Love Physics!!! I Love Mrs. Colwell!!! :)
- Mrs. Colwell, you are an excellent teacher! thanks
for everything. there's not much you need to change about your class or your teaching.
- I like the computer experiment
- No comments
- Very nice and informative site. Thanks!
- I enjoyed this class, this year. Good luck
with next years classes
- Physics is wonderful and Mrs. Colwell is the queen
of the Physical world.
- the physics lab at mainland high school is an
adequate and well written program. I believe that its continuation would be beneficial to
people who desire to take physics. It is an efficient intigration of technology and class
- I think this course was very well planed in helping
me understand the information and do better in my daily work as well as tests
- Go Mainland High School Class of 2001!!!
- Im am very well pleased to have been able to
participate in an "active classroom". It has given me experience in
computers and helped me be a little more independent in studying, getting assignments, and
keeping up after falling behind
- Thanks for making me a more confident science
student. I enjoyed you lectures and will stay in contact with you while at college
(I know I will need your help). I really learned a lot about Physics these past two
years. Thanks for your inspiration!
- Mrs. Colwell, you are a great teacher but this class
was over my head, I'm sorry I didn't do better
- Thank you for your time and effort. You are possibly
the most committed (and committable) teacher I have. LOVE YOU, MRS. COLWELL!!!
- that about sums it all up
- id like to say taht at the beggining of the year i
didnt want to touch a computer because i was very scared of them they use to be one of my
biggest fears but when i started to use computers in this class i got really fond of them
and actually did labs by myself with the computer so id like to thank you for that.
- The more examples, the better.
- This class was a wonderful oppotunity for me to
learn how to use the computer, becauswe I don't have a computer that is up to date at
home. I have a 1980 that is just so obselte.
- Try to make this survey a little shorter.
- I think that this is the far advanced program on
Mainlands campus and i am happy that i waas a part of the experience.
- No ...thank you physics lab
- Nothing on my mind
- Good program. I wish that more classes could have
courses like this :)
- i basicly said everything already, but I just wanted
to say that I still think that the server should be in the class room. Mrs. Colwell is a
wounderfull teacher, and I thank her for everything she did to help teach and get this
- I would like to see the chatroom idea next year
because that way students can see how other classrooms operate during school.
- Mrs. Colwell is a very good teacher!!!!
- Mrs. Cowlwell should not give her instructions all
at one time because it is a lot and it is hard to remember what she says.
- By the way you guys are great!!!!!!!
- I wish i would have had this advice at the beginning
of the year so I wouldn't be doing so bad now. I wish good luck to everyone taking this
course next year!
- Ms. Colwell is the best!!!!!
- I enjoyed physics. It was not what I expected.
It is a great experience as well as good reputation for the technological
advancements og the future.
- The physics lab with Mrs. Colwell made this my
favorite class of the day.
- i love you Mrs. Colwell!!!
- Keep the teacher involved in the class
- I think it it is a great idea. It was best for me
for keeping up to date on my homework, notebooks, etc. That is very helpful if you get
behind or are stressed out because of other classes.
- I don't really have much else to say. I just want to
let Mrs. Colwell know she is a great teacher! I'll miss you when I graduate. :)
- Perhaps its just me, I felt that it was a little
unfair for those of us that take an extra day or two to understand something. To get
full credit on five essays we got each night we had to pick up the new material. For
me it would take a day or two more of hearing it and reviewing on the site before I could
comploetely understand it.
- Mrs. Colwell you were a wonderful teacher who taught
the class very effectivly. You motivated me to do well on all of my test, quizzes and
homework and were always availible for one on one help. The computers are wonderful and
they also did help so much but I do not think that computers could ever replace a teacher.
Sometimes I have certain questions that only you would understand the way I word things so
only you would be able to answer. But, all in all I believe the website is an excellent
idea and helped me do well in my two years of Physics.
- I love that you guys give up so much of your time to
make learning easier, especially Mrs. Colwell.
- I think that the use of computers in the class room,
and the ability to access them from home was the best aspect of the physics course.
- I want to get that new Board for Mrs. Colwell.
- Your Welcome!!!
- Sorry, my mind is rather blank now.
- I would just like to say that I enjoyed being in a
computer active class. It was very enjoyable to me and I wish Mrs. Colwell the best
- keep the PhysicsLAB going, its a wonderful tool!
- Have more interactive lessons, rather than just
something to copy of the page for notes. The rescource lessons do a good job of this but
doing one of those as a homework assignment would make it even more computer oriented.
Then after the homework assignment has been turned in the answers could be posted, along
with reasons why.
- My Minds Empty.
- You have set up a very useful site but it's not
quite ready to replace the teacher yet, might help to make it more enteractive.
- I think it's great to have the website as a teaching
tool, but I don't think it should be the primary source for all our information. Computers
go down, and while it's helpful for when there's a sub, it's a waste of time when you're
waiting for something to come up so you can take a quiz or something. Nothing can replace
a teacher. I also think that it would be very helpful for teachers of other subjects to
devote some time and get information on the internet to help their students. Especially
upper level classes. But the chances of teachers getting the time and devotion of Mrs.
Colwell to do that are slim to none.
- Teachers are a big part of the class, bigger then a
computer cause they can "teach"
- I think Mrs. Colwell has done a great job with this
site. I liked knowing the daily agenda... that was the most helpful apart of the site.
- This sight offers a great deal of wonderful things
for the students to learn from, however, it is not ready to take the place of Mrs.
Colwell. Keep the sight going it can only get better. COLWELL.
- This has made an easer year for most of the students
at Mainland, glad to be a part of it.
- ANytime you need my input, I'm sure I'll be on line,
Mrs. Colwell. I think that Mrs. Colwell is a wonderful teacher, but I don't think that she
can bereplaced by a computer. :-)
- I will like to say that Mrs. Colwell needs big
calculators glued on the side of the computers( Really big ones)
- I enjoyed having a class that was internet
excessable. I thought that it was neat to know that we are keeping up with the
- It was my pleasure to aid in the learning of my
fellow future buccaneers. Mrs. Colwell is a wonderfully cince person and she shows
her concern for the education of her students. I thank you and appreciate all that
- I have nothing on my mind that i desire to share
with you :)