Procedures in the physical sciences/ global warming: cause and

Procedures in the Physical Sciences

Throughout history, research in the physical sciences has often been limited by our abilities of safely observing and studying the very phenomenon in question. As we make technological progress, we have increasingly more tools to expand our observational capabilities.
Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:
Part 1: Procedures in the Physical Sciences: Challenges in Measurements
1. Identify three (3) specific challenges to making direct measurements in the fields of astronomy, chemistry, physics, or earth science. Describe how scientists have utilized indirect forms of measure to overcome these challenges.
2. Choose two (2) of the most historically influential tools or techniques in the physical sciences. Explain how these techniques or tools work, and how they helped to advance our understanding of the physical sciences.
Part 2: Procedures in the Physical Sciences: A Survey of Safety
3. Choose one (1) hazard associated with research in the physical sciences. Discuss how protective gear or equipment might be used to mitigate the hazard, as well as its efficacy.
4. Describe the ways in which advancements in the physical sciences might impact the safety of the global community. Assess any special considerations for regulating this research.
Part 3: Documentation
5. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. The body of the paper must have in-text citations that correspond to the references.
Your report must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Apply concepts in physical sciences to evaluate current trends and issues in the modern world.
• Describe the characteristic values and procedures of the physical sciences.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in physical sciences.
• Write clearly and concisely about physical sciences using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
Points: 150
Lab Research Report 1: Procedures in the Physical Sciences
Criteria
Unacceptable
Below 60% F
Meets Minimum Expectations
60-69% D
Fair
70-79% C
Proficient
80-89% B
Exemplary
90-100% A
1. Identify three (3) specific challenges to making direct measurements in the fields of astronomy, chemistry, physics, or earth science. Describe how scientists have utilized indirect forms of measure to overcome these challenges.
Weight: 30%
Did not submit or incompletely identified three (3) specific challenges to making direct measurements in the fields of astronomy, chemistry, physics, or earth science. Did not submit or incompletely described how scientists have utilized indirect forms of measure to overcome these challenges.
Insufficiently identified three (3) specific challenges to making direct measurements in the fields of astronomy, chemistry, physics, or earth science. Insufficiently described how scientists have utilized indirect forms of measure to overcome these challenges.
Partially identified three (3) specific challenges to making direct measurements in the fields of astronomy, chemistry, physics, or earth science. Partially described how scientists have utilized indirect forms of measure to overcome these challenges.
Satisfactorily identified three (3) specific challenges to making direct measurements in the fields of astronomy, chemistry, physics, or earth science. Satisfactorily described how scientists have utilized indirect forms of measure to overcome these challenges.
Thoroughly identified three (3) specific challenges to making direct measurements in the fields of astronomy, chemistry, physics, or earth science. Thoroughly described how scientists have utilized indirect forms of measure to overcome these challenges.
2. Choose two (2) of the most historically influential tools or techniques in the physical sciences. Explain how these techniques or tools work, and how they helped to advance our understanding of the physical sciences. Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely chose two (2) of the most historically influential tools or techniques in the physical sciences. Did not submit or incompletely explained how these techniques or tools work, and how they helped to advance our understanding of the physical sciences.
Insufficiently chose two (2) of the most historically influential tools or techniques in the physical sciences. Insufficiently explained how these techniques or tools work, and how they helped to advance our understanding of the physical sciences.
Partially chose two (2) of the most historically influential tools or techniques in the physical sciences. Partially explained how these techniques or tools work, and how they helped to advance our understanding of the physical sciences.
Satisfactorily chose two (2) of the most historically influential tools or techniques in the physical sciences. Satisfactorily explained how these techniques or tools work, and how they helped to advance our understanding of the physical sciences.
Thoroughly chose two (2) of the most historically influential tools or techniques in the physical sciences. Thoroughly explained how these techniques or tools work, and how they helped to advance our understanding of the physical sciences.
3. Choose one (1) hazard associated with research in the physical sciences. Discuss how protective gear or equipment
Did not submit or incompletely chose one (1) hazard associated with research in the
Insufficiently chose one (1) hazard associated with research in the physical
Partially chose one (1) hazard associated with research in the physical sciences.
Satisfactorily chose one (1) hazard associated with research in the physical
Thoroughly chose one (1) hazard associated with research in the physical
might be used to mitigate the hazard, as well as its efficacy.
Weight: 10%
physical sciences. Did not submit or incompletely discussed how protective gear or equipment might be used to mitigate the hazard, as well as its efficacy.
sciences. Insufficiently discussed how protective gear or equipment might be used to mitigate the hazard, as well as its efficacy.
Partially discussed how protective gear or equipment might be used to mitigate the hazard, as well as its efficacy.
sciences. Satisfactorily discussed how protective gear or equipment might be used to mitigate the hazard, as well as its efficacy.
sciences. Thoroughly discussed how protective gear or equipment might be used to mitigate the hazard, as well as its efficacy.
4. Describe the ways in which advancements in the physical sciences might impact the safety of the global community. Assess any special considerations for regulating this research.
Weight: 10%
Did not submit or incompletely described the ways in which advancements in the physical sciences might impact the safety of the global community. Did not submit or incompletely assessed any special considerations for regulating this research.
Insufficiently described the ways in which advancements in the physical sciences might impact the safety of the global community. Insufficiently assessed any special considerations for regulating this research.
Partially described the ways in which advancements in the physical sciences might impact the safety of the global community. Partially assessed any special considerations for regulating this research.
Satisfactorily described the ways in which advancements in the physical sciences might impact the safety of the global community. Satisfactorily assessed any special considerations for regulating this research.
Thoroughly described the ways in which advancements in the physical sciences might impact the safety of the global community. Thoroughly assessed any special considerations for regulating this research.
5. Organization
10%
Organization is not logical or otherwise doesn’t match assignment; major omissions.
Organization is insufficiently logical and partly suited to the assignment
Organization is partly logical and/or partly suited to the assignment
Organization is satisfactorily logical and satisfactorily suited to the assignment
Overall organization is logical and well-suited to the assignment.
6. Readability
10%
Difficult or impossible for the reader to understand the paper.
Written in an insufficiently clear manner that can be followed by the reader; insufficiently free of distracting grammatical and spelling errors
Written in a partially clear manner that can be followed by the reader; partially free of distracting grammatical and spelling errors
Written in a satisfactorily clear manner that can be followed by the reader; satisfactorily free of distracting grammar and spelling errors
Written in a clear manner that can be followed by the reader and free of distracting grammar and spelling errors.
7. Four quality references in the reference section
5%
Fewer than two relevant references from credible sources.
At least two relevant references from credible sources.
At least three relevant references from credible sources.
Four articles from credible sources in the reference section.
8. In-text citations match references with cited material.
5%
Citations are omitted.
Citations don’t match references or are incorrectly deployed.
In-text citations partly match references and/or are partly deployed correctly
In-text citations satisfactorily match references and/or are satisfactorily deployed
In-text citations match references and are properly deployed
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Report 2

Global Warming: Cause and Mitigation

Among the most controversial topics in physical science, global warming has received a great deal of attention during the past decade. Given its great impacts on both humans and the environment, lawmakers and scientists must weigh heavily the information that they are presented. Explore this debate in more detail by evaluating both the scientific basis of this phenomenon and the human role in global warming.
Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:
1. Compare and contrast natural versus anthropogenic climate changes. Include specific examples of each.
2. Take a position as to whether or not global warming is taking place. Provide three (3) lines of evidence to support your position.
3. Assess two (2) current mitigation strategies for global warming, such as carbon sequestration, carbon taxing, clean coal technology, higher fuel efficiency standards, and so on. Include a discussion on the effectiveness of this mitigation strategy, as well as its potential costs and policy implications.
4. Speculate what policy changes you would propose to help stabilize global climate and which business sectors or nations would be held to more strict standards if you implement your proposed policies.
5. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. The body of the paper must have in-text citations that correspond to the references.
Your report must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Apply concepts in physical sciences to evaluate current trends and issues in the modern world.
• Describe the physical processes influencing climate and weather, including the roles of natural and anthropogenic activity on climate.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in physical sciences.
• Write clearly and concisely about physical sciences using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

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