CH 221 Class Presentations

  Getting Started:

Here is some information to get you started on the Class Presentations in Chemistry 221. Class Presentations provide us with an opportunity to write a quality scientific paper on a specific element and present in front of a group. To get started:

  • Start out by picking - and reserving - an element from the periodic table for your Class Presentation. Each student must pick their own individual element for the presentation report, and I recommend you do this step as early as possible. You can see which elements are still available (and taken) by using this link.
  • Next, research your element. Find out everything that you can about your element using the resources available in our textbook, on the Internet, in the MHCC library, etc. Be sure to find two peer reviewed scientific articles published in the last tean years or so for your presentation which are related to your topic; get a copy of the articles (at least the abstract), as you will be submitting them with your final paper. If you have not seen an example of a scientific paper (with an abstract before), see this example.
  • You will need to write a paper for your Class Presentation topic. The paper must be a minimum of five full pages of text with reasonable margins and font sizes.
  • You will need to create a five minute or less presentation or recorded video (on YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) of your Class Presentation topic. Sections 01 and H1 will give their presentations to their lab group during lab, while Section W1 will record their presentations for me to view later. Visuals (PowerPoint slides, posters, etc.) are encouraged but not required.
  • Roughly two weeks before the Class Presentation deadline, a rough draft of your paper will be due in recitation. Complete a rough draft of your paper and submit it using this form.
  • On the day of the Class Presentations, Sections 01 and H1 will turn in thier final Class Presentation paper at the time of their presentation (during lab in front of their lab peers.) Section W1 will submit the final paper and provide the five minute presentation video link. Sections 01 and H1 will also be completing a Class Presentation reviewer guide while the other speakers are presenting if the presentations are given in an actual classroom.

Good luck with your Class Presentation! As always, let me know if you have any questions. Peace, --- Michael

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