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Plastics Assignment

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Overall Expectation:  to evaluate how the physical and or chemical properties of a substance relate to its use, environmental or health impacts.

 

1.  Design a testable question about plastics.

(It may involve comparing different types of plastics or compare plastics to other substances.)

 

2. Write a hypothesis about your testable question.   Use the If........... then............. because.................. structure.

 

3.  Methods

Option 1  Option 2 

Conduct research from the internet to collect information about your topic.

This should include information about the properties of the materials.

It should also including information about the uses and health and environmental impact. 

 

This information may be summarized in a chart or series of paragraphs.

Design methods in the lab to test the physical properties of the materials.

 

Write your methods materials and observation out clearly and with detail.

 

You may do additional research on line to find evidence related to your topic. 

 

4.  Analysis

Option 1  Option 2 

Summarize your information in a series of paragraphs

Answer your research question in an expository paragraph.

Summarize your findings.  How do the properties you study relate to the use of the product? 
Explain how this information is significant to people using this product.  Discuss why based on environmental, economic and or health issues. Explain the significance of your findings. (Make connections to environmental or health or economic issues)

 

5.  End Product  Option 1:  Report with references in APA format   Option 2:  Lab Report.

 

Assessment:

Option 2 Tips and Rubric for making Lab reports:  lab guideline 1D.rtf

 

Option 1  Report Rubric 

Criteria  Level 4  Level 3  Level 2  Level 1 

Provides evidence of research on the topic

 

-use of APA format in bibliography

Provides thorough information

 

Provides 3-4 references using proper format

 

Provides considerable information

 

Provides 2-3 references using proper format

Provides some information

 

Provides 2-3 references with some  problems in format

 

Provides limited information

Answers Testable Question

Evaluates how the physical and or chemical properties of a substance relate to its use, environmental or health impacts.

 

Demonstrates the ability to make insightful connections and provide thorough supporting evidence to support a position.
Demonstrates the ability to make considerable connections and provide considerable supporting evidence to support a position. Demonstrates the ability to make some connections and provide evidence to support a position. Demonstrates limited ability to make connections and provide evidence to support a position.

Communication 

-Clarity of information presented (proper, grammar, spelling and sentence structure, paragraph structure)

-Clear testable question expressed.

-Hypothesis provided in proper format

-organization of ideas

Communicates ideas with a high degree of clarity and precision in all criteria Communicates ideas with considerable clarity and precision in most criteria.   Communicates ideas with some clarity and precision.   Communicates ideas with limited clarity and precision.  

 

 

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