Project 2- "Atomic Issues-- Pro and Con"

Nuclear weapons. The Big Bang Theory. Chemotherapy. Nuclear energy.
These are all practical applications of atomic theory.
How has atomic theory impacted modern life?
More importantly, do you support the ramifications of atomic theory?

Our focus for this project is atomic theory, research practices, and persuasive writing strategies.
For your second project, you will research an application of atomic theory and take a stance on the effect of that application. Then you will create a persuasive project that aregues your stance, using your chemistry AKS to explain as support for your issue.
You will also be writing a timed piece of persuasive/argumentative writing using your research.

Important Dates:
Wednesday, September 12--> Create groups
Monday, September 17--> Sections 1-6 of the UPR is Due
Friday, September 28--> Atomic Theory Unit Test
Tuesday, October 2--> Timed Writing in Class (bring all your research)
Friday, October 5--> Project and UPR are Due


Language Arts
  • 20) write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence
  • 20a - introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence, 
  • 20b - develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level and concerns, 
  • 20c - use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims, 
  • 20d - establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing, 
  • 20e - provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented

  • AKS will be chosen by you, and listed in the UPR (list the AKS, the person(s) addressing it)