Before I go into the project stuff, allow me to summarize your homework and upcoming plans:
- Dress for lab and bring your lab notebook next class
- Complete the worksheet on types of reactions and predicting products (balancing is just for practice)
- Work on your annotated bibliography (see below; due 02/19)
- We will review and test on chapter 10 on 2/19
As mentioned in class, your next step in the research project is to conduct your background research. Spend the next week-ish looking up scholarly sources related to your project (or to the parts and materials thereof) and compose an annotated bibliography of the 8 best/most useful sources you come across. Please use APA style citations, according to this guide, or see the style guides at http://www.apastyle.org .
The goal here is to narrow down your research question to a doable, properly formatted project, and ensure that your intended project is both safe and practical to investigate on your own. If you find that you need to change your topic or question, please feel free to do so! But your annotated bibliography (with 8 sources) must be turned in by February 19th.
Looking ahead: Once you are finished with the annotated bibliography, the next step will be to design the experiment itself. You will fill out this form and submit it to me, and I will read through it closely and either approve your design or make comments that will need to be addressed prior to approval.