Develop a hypothesis on whether or not acid rain is in your area. Support your hypothesis with observations. In other words, what do you see or what have you observed that supports your hypothesis?

Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements

Alternative Assignment: Acid Rain: As an alternative to the acid rain experiment described above, you may submit the following Assignment:

Develop a hypothesis on whether or not acid rain is in your area. Support your hypothesis with observations. In other words, what do you see or what have you observed that supports your hypothesis? For Part 1 of this Assignment, prepare a 250 word or more essay describing your hypothesis and your observations that led you to develop this hypothesis. Include a couple of pictures of local landmarks that would support your hypothesis. Submit your essay under Unit 3 Final Project, Part 1.

Unit Three (Alternate Assignment)

Performance Elements

Points

Criteria

Expectation

Earned

Possible

Content

Hypothesis

Provides clear, specific hypothesis regarding whether or not acid rain is in their area

10

Support for the hypothesis is provided.

10

Observations

Includes pictures of local landmarks (e.g., buildings, roads, trees, etc.) that would support your hypothesis.

9

Clearly defines which water source serves as the control.

9

Organization, logic, details

Accurate use of scientific terminology enhances the project.

3

Specific supporting details included that demonstrate clear understanding of target concepts.

3

Writing Mechanics

Spelling/ Grammar

Free of any spelling/grammatical/ word choice errors

2

APA style references*

Follows APA style for parenthetical/in-text citations and reference page.

1

Sources are scientifically valid (i.e., no Wikipedia).

1

APA format

The body of the paper follows APA formatting guidelines including title page, spacing, font size, paragraph style and margins.

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