Databases

Databases are hard to use and not generally suggested for internal assessments, as it is difficult to come up with an original idea that is also within the ability and time of a student to accomplish.

However, extracting data from a database and analysing it graphically is one of the options for the internal assessment. In physics, the most likely and common topic is astrophysics.

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Database

Topics

Internal Assessments

For Learning

Astrophysics

Yes, consider investigating how some property of exoplanets affects the apparent brightness of its star when it transits across the star

Yes

Astrophysics

Yes, full of information, but you need to know what you are looking for.

No

Astrophysics

Yes. Fairly easy to use database and also includes searches for stars within a certain distance of each other of a specific area of the sky.

Yes

Atomic Physics

Maybe. Includes transition lines for atoms and ions.

Yes

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