Current Topics #1 Due Friday 4/1/2022 (midnight) 100 points 80 points – summary (see attached rubric) 10 points – graphic (relevance to topic (5pts), explaining it in your summary (5pts)) 10 points credible sources, APA citation Write a 3-paragraph summary on a current ocean topic. Include a graphic related to the topic and link it into your summary. Figure or graphic on separate page. Site at least 2 credible sources peer reviewed or credible news publication (APA style) Paragraph 1 – Explain the concept of the topic (ex what is pH, what role does it play in our oceans) Paragraph 2 – The significance of the concept and environmental importance (how does pH effect the oceans, ocean life, impact to humans or climate; why is it changing; what are the long- and short-term projections Paragraph 3 – Your personal response – Why does this matter? Why this of significance to you? What is happening to the oceans because of this? Can anything be done to change this? Examples of topics of significance to you about oceans (not limited to) ● The significance of pH in our oceans • The importance of biodiversity in our oceans • The impact of climate change (ex impacts on – ecosystems, global climate, current patterns) • Ocean energy cultivation (ex tidal power) • Ocean acidification ● Desalination • The environmental impact of mass oil spills (ex Gulf oil spill and the Exxon Valdez) • Pollution and oceanic impact Impact of commercial fishing ● Dissolved organic matter in the ocean • Marine chemistry • Radioactive pollution in the Arctic Ocean ● Deep sea drilling: Implications and considerations • The Chesapeake Bay and environmental impact of human activity • Fisheries and biodiversityHow to link figure into topic The importance of Biodiversity in our Oceans The figure or graphic you choose will be added to a separate page or at the bottom of your summary. You will explain what the figure or graphic, for example, the warm shallow current is above the cold and salty current (figure 1). Great Ocean Conveyor Belt ATLANTIC OCEAN Warm St PACIFIC OCEAN Salty Deep Current Cold and Salty Deep Current excess Figure 1 – Currents circulation: warm shallow current above cold salt current Rubric for Summary Category 3 2 Information from credible online web source is clearly summarized. Includes supporting details address the who, what, where, when, why, or how questions. Summary may be unclear or incomplete. There is a need for more supporting details. Summary is on a few sentences. Summary Content Writer makes very few errors in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content. Most sentences are well- constructed with varied beginnings and vocabulary. Writer makes some major errors in grammar or spelling. Some sentences may not be well- constructed. Similar words are used too often. Conventions Tells what their thoughts of the article are, with detail and description. Attempts to push thinking with some prompts. Attempts to tell thoughts about the article. Lacks thoughtful ideas that relate to the article. Personal Response Article is from relevant web source. Most of the required information is complete. Article may not be from relevant web source. The title, source, or one other piece of information may be missing. Article 4 Information from credible online web source is clearly summarized. Includes strong supporting details address the who, what, where, when, why or how questions. Writer makes little or no errors in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content. Every paragraph contains sentences that are well- constructed. There are varied beginnings and rich and appropriate vocabulary. Insightfully gives their personal response with extremely strong thoughts and ideas. Writer uses prompts to push thinking and transitions. Article is from relevant website or news source (ie magazine or paper). All the required information is cited clearly in document. INDIAN OCEAN 2 1 Too much information was copied from the article or important details are left out Details or summary may be confusing. Writer makes many errors in grammar or spelling. Sentences lack structure an appear incomplete or are confusing. Response is inappropriate to the content of the article. Article may be missing and other important information about the article missing.Ex credit (10pts) Find a citizen science (voluntary involvement of public in scientific research) response to this issue. An example of this is Litterati Litterati – Creating A Litter Free World | Litterati. Litterati cannot be used, but I encourage participation in the project In a short paragraph (2-6 sentences) explain what the citizen science is and explain why this would positively benefit your topic How to link figure into topic The importance of Biodiversity in our Oceans The figure or graphic you choose will be added to a separate page or at the bottom of your summary. You will explain what the figure or graphic, for example, the warm shallow current is above the cold and salty current (figure 1). Great Ocean Conveyor Belt SATLANTIC OCEAN Warm Shallow PACIFIC OCEAN ty Deep Current INDIAN OCEAN Cold and Salty Deep Current – 1
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