​Evaluating Science Resources

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In Unit 1 you learned how to determine whether a resource was reliable and reputable and how to best apply such a source of information to your everyday life. To reinforce this skill, you will apply this knowledge by researching and evaluating two different resources on one scientific topic. Pick a topic that is related to any field of science, such as chemistry, physics, biology, or geology, and think of a question that you would like to find an answer to. For example, “Is global warming causing more earthquakes?” Or “What is the best treatment for my allergies?” Discuss how, and why, you chose your question.

To complete this Assignment:

  1. Locate two resources about a scientific topic that interests you: one from a scientifically reputable resource and another from a questionable resource.
  2. Write a brief summary of these two articles and an explanation of the differences between the reliability of these resources.
  3. What characteristics make one more scientifically valid than the other? Be sure to indicate which resource is the scientifically reputable resource and which resource’s reliability is questionable. Present both your resources in APA format.

Basic Writing Expectations:

  • 400 words minimum.
  • Free of grammatical and spelling errors.
  • No evidence of plagiarism.
  • Use of APA style for References Page and citations. Refer to the APA Quick Reference Guide.

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School: University of Virginia



Global Warming and Earthquakes
Institutional Affiliation


The issue of global warming and climate change has taken the central part in household
discussions and policy discourse both nationally and internationally because of the threat the
phenomenon poses to the life on earth currently and in the future. A case in point was
disagreement between the former US president Barack Obama who was part of the Paris accord
and his successor Donald trump who on taking office withdrew from the agreement. In addition
to other effects of global warming, there is another underneath effect, triggering earthquakes
which are often overlooked in the literature.
Summary of the article “Study of Impacts of Global Warming on Climate Change: Rise in
Sea Level and Disaster Frequency.”
Raj, & Singh, (2012) start by defining what global warming is by stating that it is the
general increase in global average temperatures caused primarily by accumulation of high
amounts of greenhouse gases. They go ahead to state that global...

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