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 Lab to analyze the effects of carbon dioxide trends over a selected time frame.
 Sun, 12/11/16
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Student Instructions

For each assignment, you will use the M.U.S.E. link to complete the lab. Access the M.U.S.E. by clicking on Learning Materials.

In this lab, you will gather data about CO2 emissions using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Web site (Earth System Research Laboratory, n.d.) to help you write up a scientific report centered around known phenomena of CO2 emissions, related to the following question:

  • Would you expect to see an increase or decrease in CO2 emissions in the data over the past 40 years? Why?

Sources of CO2 Emissions

Using the M.U.S.E. link, review the background information, and access the Web site to gather your data.

Use the Lab 3 worksheet for assignment instructions and data collection.

This assignment will also be assessed using additional criteria provided here.

Please submit your completed assignment.

 

Grading CategoryCategory CriteriaPercentage and Points Possible
Purpose of Assignment and Content DevelopmentUse of appropriate, relevant, and compelling content that expresses topic, main idea, and purpose.

45% (90 of 200 points)

Organization, Grammar, and PresentationOrganized and complete lab report/worksheet with all relevant information as indicated and outlined on the worksheet.  Language clearly and effectively communicates ideas and content relevant to the assignment.

30% (60 of 200 points)

Critical ThinkingDemonstrates ability to analyze assumptions, evaluate evidence, complexities of issues, and alternatives.

20% (40 of 200 points)

Information Literacy and ResearchDemonstrates good selection and use of high quality, credible, and relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate to the assignment.  Includes correct in-text citations.

5%  (10 of 200 points)

 

Reference

Earth system research laboratory: Global monitoring division. (n.d.). Retrieved from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research Web site: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/obop/

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Individual Project
 Energy
 Sun, 12/11/16
Numeric
 120
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 3-page, APA-style research paper
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You will prepare an APA-style research paper to discuss energy topics, as follows:

 

  • In your own words, describe the laws of thermodynamics.
  • Explain how these scientific laws apply to energy use, energy conversions, and the need for energy efficiency.
  • Describe the pros and cons of the following energy types, writing 1 paragraph for each:
    • Fossil fuel: Oil, natural gas, and coal
    • Nuclear energy
    • Solar energy
    • Wind power
    • Water (hydro) power
    • Bioconversion (biofuel)
  • Research and describe 2 provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
    • Describe each provision, and provide your opinion about how each provision helps the United States meet energy use goals.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Please submit your assignment.

This assignment will also be assessed using additional criteria provided here.

The following rubric will be used for grading:

 

 

Grading Rubric

70%

Content Development/Critical Thinking: Student uses relevant content to fully and accurately answer all questions. Student demonstrates critical thinking by synthesizing original answers in student’s own words based on reading and research, and includes relevant examples.

20%

Organization, Grammar, and Presentation: Organization is clear. Writing clearly and effectively communicates relevant content. Few if any errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.

10%

5% Information Literacy and Research: Student selects and uses high-quality, credible references relevant to the assignment questions.

5% Sources are correctly cited using APA style: The paper follows APA format and includes a title page, abstract, body of paper, and reference list.

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