Oral presentations

At the end of each project students present their results orally to the whole class.  This gives students not only an opportunity to develop oral presentation skills but also a chance to discuss results with their peers. Oral presentation are not graded.

Project reports

Projects 1, 2 and 3 are written up in separate reports by each student. The preparation of the report is an iterative process – you prepare an initial version during and shortly after the completion of each project. This is handed in for comments and revised iteratively throughout the semester.

Project 4 will consist of a “Dig Deep/Revision” of one aspect of the previous
three projects with an oral presentation but no separate written report.

Wiki – posting

You are asked to post the results of project 4 to the ‘Weather in a Tank’ wiki. You should make sure to critically summarize the project, focusing on interesting results and/or problems encountered. Emphasis on images, plots or movies is expected. The wiki posting will contribute 25% to your final grade.


The final grade for the course will be based on the final written reports of Project 1, 2, 3 and the wiki of Project 4.

Guidelines on oral presentations and project reports

Rubric Guidelines

Examples of reports:

Inertial Circles by Steven Sivek
Taylor Columns by Martha Buckley