CHM 1045  HONORS PROJECT

 

 

Students will select two of the following projects (with instructor approval) to complete for up to 25 points each.

 

·                  Development of a Course Web Page – search for links with appropriate animations to enhance the understanding of concepts.  This will be a class project.

 

·                  Adopt-a-scientist – The student will research the biography of a scientist whose discoveries are explained in the competencies for CHM 1045.  An oral report will be presented to the class as well as a written report for the Course Web Page.

 

·                  Analysis of a movie – an appropriate movie will be selected by the student, approved by the instructor, rented out and viewed by the student, and a written analysis will be prepared by the student.  This may be a group project.  Analysis of a movie from the point of view of a scientist – identification of “good and bad science”.  Write a three page, typewritten paper discussing the facts and errors that the group identified during viewing the movie.

Suggested movies:

·                  The Core

·                  Evolution

·                  Armageddon

·                  2001 Space Odyssey

 

·                  Analysis of a commercial – an appropriate commercial will be selected by the student, approved by the instructor, and a written analysis will be prepared by the student. This may be a group project.

 

·                  Consumer chemistry – An appropriate product will be selected by the student, approved by the instructor, an experiment developed and conducted, data collected and analyzed, and a written report will be submitted. This may be a group project.

 

·                  Games – Chemistry-related games will be developed and field-tested by the student and a description of the game will be placed on the Course Web Page. This may be a group project.