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Choose an article related to Biology that interests you. Summarize the article in your OWN words and connect that idea to other possible real-life applications. This article needs to be current (no older than 3 months) and must be uploaded in with your summary. perform research on a current event in science and present your findings in a PowerPoint presentation. Find one (1) current event article that is on a biological and/or environmental topic with Scientific Research and/or evidence/explanations using one of the following sources:

Links to Reliable News Sources:

60-second science podcasts – downloadable or listen now!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/podcasts.cfm?id=60-second-science

BBC Science and Nature

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science_and_environment/

NOVA – Science Now

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/

CNN

http://www.cnn.com/TECH/

MSNBC News

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032118/

Popular Science

Home

National Geographic

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

Nature

http://www.nature.com/nature/index.html

Science Magazine

http://www.sciencemag.org/

Scientific American

http://www.scientificamerican.com/

Science News

http://www.sciencenews.org/

The following must be included in your presentation:

Title:

Write the full title of the article on the first slide. (1 point)

Source:

Write the source of your article. It must be a CREDIBLE source. (CNN, ABC, Time, News Journal, etc.) Please use APA citation method. (1 point)

Date:

When was your article published? It MUST be within the last 3 months. (1 point)

Topic:

You must indicate whether your article is of local, state, national or world importance. It can be more than one and if so, please indicate. Must be a Biological and/or Environmental topic with Scientific Research and/or evidence/explanations related to a topic studied in class. Use your course syllabus as a guide for topics. Identify how which topic discussed in class it is related to. (1 point)

Provide a map(s) of the area affected. (1 point)

Summary:

Write a summary of the article which should include: (5 points each)

WHO? – What people, countries, or organizations were involved?

WHERE? – What was the location of the incident?

WHEN? – When did the action take place? Is it ongoing?

WHAT? – What happened or is happening?

WHY? – Why did this occurrence take place?

HOW? – How was the world/country/state/community affected?

Prediction:

State what you think might happen next and EXPLAIN why you predict this way. Use statements or evidence from the article to support your thoughts. (Must be AT LEAST 3 sentences.)

Opinion:

State your opinion about the story/topic and EXPLAIN why you feel this way. Use statements or evidence from the article to support your thoughts. (Must be AT LEAST 3 sentences.)

  
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