You pick the topic! Choose something that interests you, something that caught your attention in class. It can even be a topic we didnâ€™t cover in detail in class. Almost every topic can have a chemistry connection. Even non-scientific fields such as history or art make use of chemistry.
Find a science related current article about a subject that interests you, written within the last three years. It can be a current event, social/political issue, or an emerging technology related to chemistry.
You may use a newspaper, a magazine, the internet. Below are some suggestions of sites where you can find science news:
Science News for Students: https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/
Science News: https://www.sciencenews.org/
Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/
The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/section/science
Summarize the newly learned information from your two articles; do not use quotes from the source. Include how your article relates to Chemistry.
Give your thoughts/opinion on what you learned, including whether the peer reviewed scientific journal article supported or contradicted what was discussed in the news article.
This should be a complete paragraph: a topic sentence, 2 or 3 supporting sentences and a concluding sentence.
2 sources minimum: your news article and your peer-reviewed journal.
1000 words minimum
Here is how I suggest you format your paper:
- description of what the article news article is about.
- description about the findings/ information learned from the peer-reviewed journal article source.
- description of the chemistry related to the articles.
- explanation why this topic/technology interests you