Week 31 – Bonus Credit Opportunity

Looking to earn some bonus credit and boost your grade?  You’ve come to the right place!  Each week, you will have the opportunity to earn bonus credit for completing extra learning about science.

This week’s bonus credit opportunity is called…What’s in that graph?  With the current COVID-19 outbreak dominating the news right now, science articles are making headlines daily.  To earn +10 bonus credit in the lab report category:

  1. Locate a scientifically credible science article.  Not sure how to tell?  Click here to visit the University of Washington Libraries guide.
  2. Browse the article to be sure it contains at least one graph.  If yes, continue to step 3.  If no, go back to step 1 and try again!
  3. If your article contains at least one graph: Read the article carefully.  Look up words you aren’t sure about.  Decide which one graph you want to analyze.
  4. Open the Week 31 – Bonus Credit Opportunity Google Form and enter the following information:
    • First Name / Last Name / Class Period
    • Title of the article
    • Link to the article (copy the web address and paste it into the field)
    • Title of the graph you selected
    • Type of graph
    • Description of the x-axis 
    • Description of the y-axis
    • Explain the general trend of the graph. What is the graph trying to tell you?

Anticipated FAQs

  1. Question: What kind of article should I be looking for?  Answer: You may select any scientifically credible article that is interesting to you.
  2. Question: Where is a good place to start looking for science articles?  Answer: There are lots of great websites out there.  National GeographicDiscover Magazine, and Smithsonian Magazine all have some great articles, many of which are free.
  3. Question: How do I know if something is scientifically credible?  What does scientifically credible mean?  Answer: Click here to visit the University of Washington Libraries guide.
  4. Question: My article doesn’t have a graph in it.  What should I do? Answer: Find an article that has a graph in it.
  5. Question: How many bonus credit submissions can I make each week?  Answer: You can submit one of each type of bonus credit assignment per week.  Some weeks will have a single bonus credit opportunity.  Other weeks may have more than one.
  6. Question: I still have questions.  What should I do?  Answer: Email Mr. Swart!

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