Chemistry Research Paper Competency Alternative to Independent Science Project Goal This assignment provides an alternative to the Independent Science Project to those Chemistry 1 students who completed a project during their 10th grade year. This assignment is also designed to meet the Research Paper Requirement for the Senior Culminating Portfolio (under Tab 3). Possible Topics 1. Food Chemistry 2. Medicine and Health 3. Biochemistry 4. Alternative Energy 5. Environmental Chemistry 6. Inorganic Chemistry 7. Another topic that deals with chemistry Basic Paper Requirements Minimum 5 full pages of typed body text. Your topic may require more than this for sufficient coverage. Double spaced lines One inch margins 12 point Times New Roman or Arial font MLA formatting 5 to 8 text notes Minimum 3 sources with a Works Cited page (does not count for body text page count) Additional Requirements for the Portfolio Research Paper Submit original final paper with teacher score and/or scoring guide (rubric) Cannot be a corrected copy made after receiving final grade Paper meets standard for class (3 or higher for this assignment) Any proofreading help from the Writing Center is reported by including rubrics or noted corrections from the Theme Readers. Check with the Career Center, your Advisor, or the Theme Readers if you have additional questions about meeting Culminating Portfolio requirements with this paper. This project will follow the ISP timeline for in class work time and deadlines. The final paper is due on Monday, Feb. 7. You will need to have a topic selected prior to going to Winter Break.
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