This assignment serves to cover the basic scientific knowledge presented in chapter 3 of the DSL 100 iBook. Students will form pairs to investigate an assigned topic and report on it to the rest of the class. Each group will teach the rest of the class about their topic to the best of their abilities.

The purpose of the assignment format is for the learning to be student-driven, and to have students fully engage in a scientific topic to increase their own understanding of the science beyond what a standard lecture can provide. The hope is that the increased understanding of the topic can then be passed on to the rest of the class while allowing students to be in control of their own education.

Topic For the presentation is:

Chapter 3.1

  • Dalton’s Atomic Theory
  • Components of an atom including particle physics (Quarks: Fermions and Bosons)
  • Chemical Bonding including mechanisms for bonding (ionic, covalent, polar, hydrogen)
  • Unstable nucleus and radioactivity (3 particles/waves)
  • Kinetic energy vs. potential energy; Law of Conservation of Energy/Matter

8-15 minute

10slide and more

also need to give an outline

APA format