Week 1 Discussion Scientific Method And Atomic Structure

Week 1 Discussion: Scientific Method and Atomic Structure

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Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity:

· Textbook: Chapter 1 and 2

· Lesson

· Minimum of 1 scholarly source

Initial Post Instructions The Discussions in this course are set up deepen your understanding of the material as you make real world connections and employ creative thinking. To get the most from these discussions, full engagement is expected on the part of the student. Be sure to stop by the discussion section frequently, not only to post, but to read the postings of your peers and instructor. Engaging with your peers and learning together is key to this experience. For you initial post, choose one of the options below:

Option 1: We will begin this topic by practicing the use of the scientific method. The steps of the scientific method are: observation, hypothesis, experiment, results, and theory. Using your understanding of the scientific method from your readings and lessons, you will be applying this knowledge to a real world situation. Take a real world scenario in the news, or another outside source and apply the scientific method, being sure to detail the controls on your experiment.  Describe a result that would confirm your hypothesis

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Here are some suggestions for how you can add to the discussion and explore the unit 1 content in more detail:

1. Respond to one of your classmates posts and contribute to their experiment design. How could you improve their experiment?

2. Solve a peer’s isotope question. Show all work and walk us through the calculation step by step, providing your rational for each step.

Writing Requirements

· Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)

· Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)

· APA format for in-text citations and list of references


This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:

· Link (webpage): Discussion Guidelines

Course Outcomes (CO): 1

Due Date Thursday @ 12 pm EST

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