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Find a current events article from a newspaper or magazine that deals with chemistry. You must use the Science in Context database to find your article. Once you find and read your article, cite it correctly in APA format using Noodle Tools. Then complete the written analysis of the article in the annotation box at the end of your Noodle Tools citation. 

Be sure to follow these instructions carefully.

  • Your article must be on a topic that is related to the current chemistry unit.
  • The article may not be more than six months old. (If there is no date, you cannot use it.)
  • It must be a current event article from a magazine or newspaper that you found using the Science in Context database (no encyclopedia type articles). 
  • Do not cut and paste anything into your analysis from the article. This is considered plagiarism.
  • Be sure to include the web address (URL) of the article in your citation so I can easily find the article in the database.
  • Your citation and analysis must be submitted through Noodle Tools and shared with me—no need to print anything out.

Annotation Requirements

The Analysis

Use the annotation box in Noodle Tools to complete this assignment.

1. Answer these 5 questions separately and give as much detail in as many complete sentences needed to answer it completely: Who? What? Where? When? Why?

2. New Vocabulary Words:

Choose 3-4 words from the article that are new to you. Write the word, and then the definition of the word as it is used in the article. If there are no new words in the article, pick 2-3 words that are scientific and very important to the article. For example:

 Neutrino - A neutrino is an electrically neutral, weakly interacting subatomic particle with a small but non-zero mass. A neutrino is able to pass through ordinary matter almost unaffected.

3. Opinion:

Write four or more sentences on your opinion of the article content. If it is a controversial topic, did you agree or disagree? Is there any information you found especially interesting, why? Is there additional information that you think should have been included in the article? Make sure your answer is well thought out.

4. Presentation:

Be prepared to present your article analysis to the class. You are welcome to use a presentation medium like PowerPoint, but it is not necessary. However, reading your article analysis word for word from your paper is not a presentation.


Noodle Tools


Use Noodle Tools for your bibliography and notes!


Science in Context

Gale Science in Context

(This will require a password for use outside of Galloway)


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