•Each student will identify an environmental issue to investigate and write a scientific research paper. The investigation will take place in four parts over the course of the rest of this school year.
Research Question: What is the current state, the causes, effects and sustainable solutions….(insert your topic of choice)?
Topic: CO2 in the atmosphere
Part 1 What is the current state of the environmental issue? 3-4 pages (including graphs and pictures)
•Investigate and describe the current state of your chosen environmental issue. Describe why this topic is worthy of investigating. Outline the conflict. Why is it important to you? Provide the scientific background information on the issue(s). You are expected to present your findings as a written scientific paper with a complete list of references and citations. You will use the MLA method of citation and referencing.
•Images, statistics and descriptions come together to give the reader a complete understanding of what is happening now with regard to your selected environmental issue.
•This assignment is a science research paper. Therefore, beyond the introduction, your opinion or how you feel about the issue is of little or no concern to the reader and should not be included in your paper.
Part 2 What are the causes of the environmental issue? 3-4 pages (including graphs and pictures)
•Investigate and describe the causes of your chosen environmental issue. Your findings will be presented descriptions come together to give the reader a complete understanding of how this environmental issue became a problem. A comprehensive understanding of the problem is to be communicated clearly and completely to the reader utilizing data tables, maps, images, descriptions and explanations.