SCIN131 WK2 AMU Laboratory PhET Assignment Density

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Instructions: Technology makes vast amounts of information (and misinformation) readily available. The challenge is navigating this sea of information. Our goal for your general science education is to develop your scientific literacy. A critical skill you must develop is the ability to find reputable sources for scientific information. There are many sources of high-quality scientific information on the open web; you just need to learn how to spot them.

For this week’s discussion:

Select a source of chemistry information from the open web (the topic can be any topic related to chemistry or that of your research topic).

Evaluate the source and explain why it is or is not a credible source of information.

Provide a reference in APA format.

Use the name of your source as the title of your forum post. You cannot use a source that one of your classmates has already used as a topic for their initial forum post.

For your discussion this week, you need to respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial posts and discuss whether you agree or disagree with their assessment and citation and why. Continue to follow your classmates’ posts for the remainder of the week, addressing any follow-up posts to your posts, and reply to any questions or requests for clarification. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to your classmates’ opinions and can challenge their opinions. Similarly, be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own original posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification from your classmates.

Use the following materials for assistance:

Access the Natural Sciences Program Guide from the APUS Online Library at https://apus.libguides.com/natural_sciences/web. Select the “Websites” tab. Review the links in the “Internet Research: Tips for Science Students” box.

Use the Owl at Purdue site for assistance with APA format: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

Original posts should be 250-350 words and reply posts 100-200 words. All posts should be readable and use scientific terminology properly.

Initial Posts Due: Thursday, by 11:55 pm, ET
Responses Due: Sunday, by 11:55 pm, ET

The forum will be evaluated using these grading criteria.

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Forums 1-8 Syllabus Description Evaluation/Grading of your Forum Assignment Postings will be evaluated on their quality and the degree to which the postings promote discussion. Participation in all Forums is required. Points are allocated as follows based on the original posting and replies (Total of 100 points). NOTE: Initial and reply posts submitted after the scheduled due dates may be assessed a penalty according to the late policy in the syllabus. Initial Post (40 possible points) • The post is on topic, clearly related to the thread, and addresses all components of the assignment with significant depth, analysis, and clarity. • The post is approximately 250-350 words long and written in your own words. Reply Posts (30 possible points) • Reply to at least two of your classmates’ original posts with responses that are on topic, clearly related to the thread, and further the discussion of the original comment. For example, ask an interesting and related question, or share relevant information on the topic. • The post is approximately 100-200 words long and written in your own words. • Please reply early enough in the week to allow time for your classmates and instructor to respond. Creates Conversation and Community (15 possible points) • Respond to follow-up questions and comments posted to your initial post by your classmates and instructor during the week. • All posts are written in a constructive and respectful tone. Terminology, Sources, and Attribution (15 possible points) • All posts accurately apply scientific concepts and use scientific terminology correctly (including spelling). Posts include background information based on credible sources of scientific information, where applicable, to support discussion. * • All sources used are attributed to the original author with a citation or URL so that your classmates and instructor can locate and view the source. * • If a post is based on an opinion, the post offers a well phrased and thought out position. *Please review Academic Honesty Policies. • Forum Description Initial Post (40 points) Reply Posts (30 points) Creates Conversation and Community (15 points) Terminology, Sources, and Attribution (15 points) *See the course syllabus for details Responses to Question Student 1 Hello Class, This week I will be using the American Chemical Society (ACS) and their website https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en.html for my forum post. I believe this group and website are credible sources of information because they were founded by the United States Congress with the purpose of improving the world’s scientific community. This website also has over 50 peer-reviewed journals, and a stringent process for submitting articles. The ACS also has over 200 branches worldwide, and over 3000 current and former scholars. The publications portion of their website has over 1450 articles published. There are many topics for the articles ranging from new research to chemistry videos for children. This shows that the ACS is committed to providing knowledge to all age groups, and holding themselves accountable to their mission statement. The ACS has also received many different awards for their performance in the scientific community. The ACS is also involved with many schools and universities, and publish works over educational (.edu) websites. The ACS also offers financial and facility support for research, education, and students. The ACS website also posts upcoming events to get the community interested in meeting with, and learning from leading researchers in different fields. There are also career opportunities through the ACS, as well as workshops and seminars for current teachers and students. The website also offers clubs and groups to get involved in the topics of interest to anyone. Given the record of accomplishment and continuity of the ACS, I would suggest that their main website is a credible resource for chemistry and other forms of science. The ACS was created by the United States government, and is one of the largest scientific communities around. The ACS offers a large quantity of information through videos and articles free of charge to those interested. References: American Chemical Society. (2019). Retrieved from: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en.html Chistopher Student 2 Good Evening Class, When I saw the topic for this week’s forum, I thought it would be simple I would just use the websites that I gathered my information for last weeks topic on my presentation. However, I was wrong, or maybe just too late. The two websites I used had already been claimed. So, I ventured over to Google and did a quick web search. I simply typed in chemistry websites. After going through a few websites that were .gov or .edu, I found these websites extremely hard to navigate and not very user friendly, all my opinion by the way. Then I stumbled upon this website called bozemanscience.com. I found the website to be a breeze to navigate. There are tabs across the top of the main page that help you find what you are looking for, making navigation easy. The website is created by a man named Paul Andersen. Mr. Andersen was a science teacher in Montana. Mr. Andersen now travels the world as a keynote speaker and education trainer. As far as his teaching methods on this website it seems to be mostly podcast based. I clicked on the dropdown menu on the main page labeled videos. Within that drop-down menu I quickly located the chemistry button. Once I clicked on this option I was redirected to his Chemistry video page which has eleven units that he covers. I chose to look into his “tour of the periodic table” lesson. I found it very informative and easy to understand. Although I could not find the publisher, author, or date that the site was created, I found the information on the site to be reasonably creditable (as it can be) and very informative. Feel free to take a tour of the website and let me know what you think of the creditability factor. Respectfully, Lucas Perkins References: About. (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2019, from http://www.bozemanscience.com/about ...
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