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Science: Chemistry I

Task

Honors Chemistry/ Chemistry I Explanatory Essay Outline & Requirements

Essential Question

What is the history and evolution of atomic models?

After researching the topic, write an explanatory essay that addresses the essential question.  Support your research paper with evidence from the electronic sources and texts available to you. 

Timeline:

  • 1 day to discuss essays and rubric and introduce assignment
  • 1 days for background, preparation, research and developing notecards and writing
  • Project will be due 2 weeks after introduction

Expectations:

  •  Reference at least 4 sources
  • Introductory paragraph, body and conclusion
  • Complete graphic organizer or electronic notecards
  • MLA formatting
  • 2 to 4 pages is recommended length – content and quality are more important than length

 

Vocabulary/Keywords

Key Vocabulary

Key Scientists, atomic models and experiments: John Dalton, J.J. Thomson, Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr, gold foil experiment (also known as Rutherford or Geiger-Mardsen experiment), cathode ray tube, plum pudding model

 

Documents

 Download or view the rubric. Open and look at the timeline for an overview of the history of atomic models.

Reference Database

Student Resources

Student Resources in Context is a general reference database. Begin by searching Atomic Theory and read the first and third reference articles.

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