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Students will be given a scientist who made a major contribution to the development of the atomic theory.
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Due at 8:00 AM on _______________   as a PDF in your shared folder (the time stamp on the PDF must be before 8:00AM)

Make sure you named it properly!

The rubric with your name on it is due during class.  Points will be taken off if you do not turn that in.

The assingment will be graded online with the hard copy rubric. (nothing needs to be printed unless you lost the rubric).

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How to Search


British Mathematican Jacob Bronowski, Time Life Pictures.


To search the library catalog effectively,

Think of the broad aspect of your topic.

Example: "My topic is Great Scientists who made a contribution to the study of atomic theory." Look for books on SC'i'ENTISTS and (ATOMIC THEORY or MOLECULES).

Find a few book titles that look promising. Write down the complete call #. Go to the shelves, find the books, and then

Browse. Look around for other books shelved near it.

Check the index and table of contents of each book you pick up. You may not have time to, or want to, read the entire book. However, there may be a great chapter on your topic or just a few pages.


Learning Objective

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Students will be given a scientist who made a major contribution to the development of the atomic theory  and thier understanding of that theory.  He/she will research the person’s life and his ideas in both books and online.

Based on the research, each student will create a “Facebook” page (actually a Google Documents page made to model Facebook) for the scientist. Included in the “Facebook” page will be the following:



                  Name of scientist

                  Where and when he was born 

                  Where he lived 

                  Whether or not he was married and had  children 

                  Date of death 


                  Map of where he lived, with a star 

                  Photo of scientist 

                  Photo of their scientific model 



                  Method of discovery 

                  Model description 

                  Model name 

                  Impact on Chemistry 

                  Importance to us today 

                  Minimum of 6 “Posts” that reflect important times in their life 


                  Colleagues and friends 


                  3 sources: 2 books and one proper online resource

                  All photos need to have citations below them



                  Working hard during class each day 

Class Presentation (3-5 min)

               Teaches and shares details about scientist, their  lives, experiments, findings, and contributions with class with little or no prompts from the teacher


                  Exceptional effort and time reflected in construction, creativity, and information on your Facebook page.



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Val Felger
Departments: Science - MS



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