Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet
High School
Science Article Analysis
Chemistry and Physics

150 points
Due: January 22, 2010

The paper must include the following sections:

, download a science article or read a good science book. You choose.
examples: Bryson's, A Short History of the Universe, or
Green's, The Elegant Universe.


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Available Articles

Computing at the Speed of Light
Echoes from the Big Bang
The Evolution of the Universe
Extreme Light
Global Warming Time Bomb
  Holographic Universe
  Holographic Memories
Image Guided Surgery
Laser Scissors and Surgery

The Origins of Water
UltraShort Lasers
Quantum Teleportation
Ripples in Spacetime
Physics Beyond the Standard Model
On Thin Ice
UltraBright X-Rays
Vision: A Window into Consciousness
The Human Impact on Climate
The BluePrints of Creation


Second---Read your article and annotate it .
As you read it, you should interact with your article! (
Examples I, II, III, IV)
Talk back and respond with passion. Ask critical questions as you read.(Write them down, so you won't forget!)
Reread the section if you did not understand it. Look up words you do not understand.
Comment on the diagrams. Think about what you are reading and how it affects your life.
(You will turn in your article showing me that you did this.)
(20 points)

Third---Physical Science Concepts. Connect the article to physical science concepts in your textbook .
Draw diagrams of 5 basic physical science concepts to demonstrate your understanding. Start from a basic physical science concept and develop that concept toward the more complex understanding developed in the article that you read. Example look here ---> I
(10 points each,
50 points)

Fourth---Critical Thinking Skills Analysis. Find two specific examples in the article that
demonstrate how the reader uses the first five critical thinking abilities. Explain your examples.
Ideal critical thinkers (you the reader) have the ability to
1. identify the focus: the issue, question, or conclusion provided by the author. (8 pts.)
2. analyze arguments given by the author. (8 pts.)

3. ask and answer questions of clarification and/or challenge the author.
(8 pts.)
4. define terms, judge definitions, and deal with equivocation provided by the author.
(8 pts.)
5. identify unstated assumptions used by the author.
(8 pts.)
(10 different examples at 4 pts for each example, 40 total points)

Fifth---Demonstrate your comprehension (not a detailed summary) and distinctive take
on what you have read and learned. (10 pts)
Provide relevant references from the article to your textbook . (10 pts)
. . .you can do this by using cited page references, quotes or outside resources.
Demonstrate your Critical Thinking Skills. (10 pts)
React to, comment on, or make connections to what you read and learned in the article. (10 pts)
. . .at least, four pages, 40 points)

Think about what you are writing.
Do not write a sentence that does not demonstrate your understanding.
Using a word processor is acceptable. Diagrams must be drawn by you, not imported.
Each section should be separate from the other sections.
Please be neat and organized. Points will be taken off for sloppiness---PERIOD.
Manuscript Order: Article, Physical Science Concepts, Critical Thinking Skills Analysis, Reaction
How about putting the Final Paper into a flat binder, one that will not fall apart.
Your mission is to demonstrate your science knowledge and critical thinking skills in a competent and organized manner. (. . .and to get 150 points)

I will grade your paper utilizing the 'no harm no foul method'.