Visit the website Science Daily and choose a natural science–related news story published within the past six months. You will use this news story throughout this course to complete activities and project work. You can find a news story by browsing the articles on the homepage, or you can enter a keyword (such as “earthquakes,” “cancer,” or “black holes”) into the search bar.To ensure your article is appropriately focused on the natural sciences and suited for this project, review the questions below. Please note that these questions are not the graded portion of the assignment. They are simply to help you choose an appropriate news story.
- Was your news story published within the last six months?
- Is your news story related to living organisms or systems of the natural world? This may include the following topics:
- zoology (the study of animals)
- botany (the study of plants)
- cellular biology (the study of the cell)
- anatomy (the study of body structures)
- geology (the study of the earth)
- meteorology (the study of the atmosphere, weather, and climate)oceanography
- oceanography (the study of oceans)
- astronomy (the study of the universe)
- geophysics (the physics of the earth)
- astrophysics (the physics of the universe)
- atmospheric (a branch of meteorology)
- biochemistry (the chemistry of life)
- geochemistry (the chemistry of geological systems)
- Does your news story report on the process of conducting scientific research, mentioning elements of the scientific method such as hypotheses, observation, field research, experiments, lab research, computer modeling, or data collection?
If you cannot answer “yes” to the questions above, or you are unsure how to answer the questions, consider reaching out to your instructor for additional guidance.After you find a story that interests you and meets the criteria above, answer the questions in the Module One Activity Template Word Document that is uploaded below.