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Chemistry Research Assignment

Page history last edited by melamcco@fc.amdsb.ca 1 year, 3 months ago

 

 

Select one of these Guiding Questions t

Should heavy metals such as lead or chromium be used in commonly used products?  (You may select other elements as well.  Do not do Mercury!)

Do the benefits of plastics out weigh the hazards associated with them?

Should nicatinoid insecticides be used by farmers?

Should oil be our primary fuel source?  (evaluate the beneficial characteristics and risks associated with)

Should hydrogen be used as a fuel source?   (evaluate the beneficial characteristics and risks associated with)

Should uranium be used as a fuel source?  (evaluate the beneficial characteristics and risks associated with)

Other questions must be approved by the teacher.

 

 

TASKS

Conduct research on your topic and document your sources

Students will develop and argument to support both the affirmative and negative position associated with guiding question.

Use the following template to outline the key aspects of your argument:Argument Template and Exemplar.pdf

 

 

Outline the following in your arguments

 

Claim:  The answer to the guiding question

 

Evidence

Should include descriptions of significant physical and chemical properties of the substance

Data from scientific studies regarding the characteristics of the substances.

Include 3-5 pieces of evidence

Include graphs and interpretations of graphs

Show calculations where appropriate.

 

 

Justification of the Evidence:  Explain why the evidence is important.

Description how the physical and chemical properties of the substance determine their use and impacts.

Impacts can include environmental effects and or health effects.  

Explain why it should or shouldn't be used.

 

Include a bibliography of your sources in APA format

For Example

QLP.  2016. Different types of plastics and their number classification.  Retrieved from; https://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/lib/different-types-of-plastic.htm

 

 

Curriculum Expectations

 

A1.  demonstrate scientific investigation skills (research) in the four areasof skills (recording, analysing and interpreting, and communicating);

C1  assess social, environmental, and economic impacts of the use of common elements and compounds, with reference to their physical and chemical properties;

C3.  demonstrate an understanding of the properties of common elements and compounds

 

Rubric

 

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Evidence:  Ability to identify valid scientic evidence based on the physical and/or chemical properties of the substance

Presents 1 piece of scientific evidence

Presente 2 pieces of scientific evidence

Presents 3 pieces of scienfic evidence

Presents 4-5 pieces of scientific evidence

Justification:

Explains why the evidence is important.

Explains the significance of the evidence with limited effectiveness

Explains the significance of the evidence with some effectiveness

Explains the significance of the evidence with considerable effectiveness

Explains the significance of the evidence with a high degree of effectiveness

Communication

Writes in complete grammatically correct sentences.

Uses scientific terminology effectively,

Ideas well organized on communicated clearly.

Bibliography presented in APA format

Communicates ideas with limited clarity

Communicates ideas with a some clarity

Communicates ideas with conisderable clarity

Communicates ideas with a high degree of clarity

 

 

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