VCE Chemistry – Unit 2
Is Human Activity Responsible for Global Warming?
Assessment Task: Response to stimulus material (media articles) in written format (persuasive writing format). Key knowledge
1. Role of the atmosphere in maintaining life in the environment 2. The major contributing gases to the enhanced greenhouse effect and at least one of the associated local, state, national or international protocols.
Gather recent media articles which show scientific evidence to support your key question ‘Is human activity responsible for global warming?’ A great place to start is google news. A minimum of four articles (two for each side) needs to be used. 1. Introduction: Introduce your topic and assert your side. Establish the scientific facts about global warming. 2. Body of Report: Present both sides of the story with direct reference to your chosen articles. *Make sure you refer to greenhouse gas emission protocols. 3. Conclusion: Summarise your key finds that support your view
Assessment (All rated low-med-high)
Connections to Real World
Analyse and evaluate the reliability of chemistry related information and opinions presented in the public domain.
Sustainability / Technology
Analyse issues and implications relating to scientific and technological developments Data
Use first and second-hand data and evidence to demonstrate how chemical concepts and theories have developed and been modified over time
Personal /Self Directed Learning
To work independently on the task and complete it by the set date. Critical Thinking
make connections between concepts; process information; apply understandings to familiar and new contexts
To use a range of digital media skills to present your findings. Use of online materials to collect and analysis points of view. Sharing
To share your persuasive writing task with a target audience (Edmodo). Literacy & Numeracy
Use scientific language and conventions correctly,...
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