For the next few days you will work individually or with a partner to explore a topic in chemistry. This project will be done completely in class and will be presented in class. The final exam will contain at least one question from each presentation.
Step 1. Choose your partner, or work individually
Step 2. Choose from the list of possible topics (or come up with your own!), and get it approved by Ms. Mac Manus
|The Chemistry of...||Topics in the book we haven't covered|
*(AP)- topics that will be covered in AP Chem
Step 3: Research your topic. You need at least 5 reliable sources (internet OK). Make SURE your sites are reliable. DO NOT use wikipedia! You will be marked down for each wikipedia reference! Reliable sites usually end with .edu, .gov, and sometimes .org. When in doubt ask for help!
PowerPoint Presentation Requirements: (30 points)
Save your powerpoint as: per#_topic ex: per2_fire Make sure both you and your partner (if you have one) have access to it in case someone is absent!
5-10 slides (5 pts)
Describe your topic (5 pts)
Tell at least 10-15 facts about it ( 5 pts)
How is your topic related to something we learned this year? (5 pts)
Give examples of how/where/when your topic has been used
Historical Background (if applicable)
Any other information you think is relevant...this is an informative research report!!!
Completeness (1 pt)
Accuracy (1 pt)
Creativity (1 pt)
Visually Attractive (1 pt)
Include a slide at the end citing your sources (at least 5) in MLA format. (5 pts)
Author. "Title of Web Page." Title of the
Site. Editor. Date and/or Version Number.
Name of Sponsoring Institution. Date of Access <URL>.
Oral Presentation (20 points)
7-12 minutes long (5 pts)
Bring props, demo, food (if applicable), video clips, etc (5 pts)
Speak loudly and clearly enough for everyone to hear (5 pts)
Don't read off the slides!!!!! (2 pts)
BE PREPARED!!!! (3 pts)