Presentation on theme: "Earth/Space Science Current Event 1. Find a newspaper or magazine article on a CURRENT EVENT involving one of the branches of earth science. 2. Date of."— Presentation transcript:
Earth/Space Science Current Event 1. Find a newspaper or magazine article on a CURRENT EVENT involving one of the branches of earth science. 2. Date of article - from Jan. 2011 to present. 3. The article must be neat, printed, cut out or copied, and readable. 4. IRC has 3 scientific magazines & several newspapers that you can use to find articles to copy. 5. Internet articles from http://www.sciencenews.org/http://www.sciencenews.org/ are acceptable. (this is the only website that you can use)
Read the Article Highlight or underline the main points of the article. Look up any words that you do not know. Think about what the author is trying to tell his audience.
Write the Paper Write a 2-4 paragraph summary of the article thoroughly covering all of the main points of the article. Write a 1-2 paragraph opinion and tell if you liked the article and agree with what it had to say, and why; or disagree and why. Current events papers are to be neatly hand- written.
Format for Paper Your name Period # Date Topic-branch of earth science Source(publication or URL) Author Date article was written Summary (2-4 paragraphs) Opinion (1-2 paragraphs)
Name Period 1 9/14/07 Astronomy Tallahassee Democrat Author 8/6/08 Summarize the article in 2-4 paragraphs. Write your opinion of the article in 1-2 paragraphs
After you write the paper… Attach article to paper. Large articles may be folded under from side to side and/or bottom. Leave article free to be opened and read. You will be presenting this article to the class.
Current Event Rubric ______ 10 - Appropriate Topic (one of the branches of earth science ______ 20 - Article (provide copy, newspaper/magazine) ______ 10 - Correct Format (heading) ______ 30 - Complete Summary ______ 15 – Opinion ______ 15- Presentation to class 100 Total Points
Due Date Oct. 2-Bring article to class to write paper Oct. 5-Present to class
Extra Credit Additional current event projects may be turned in for extra credit. (Limited to 1 each nine weeks)
Practice Article http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/ 63629/title/Gulf_spill_may_have_been_some what_bigger_than_feds%2C_BP_estimated http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/ 63629/title/Gulf_spill_may_have_been_some what_bigger_than_feds%2C_BP_estimated