Assignment Overview Type: Individual Project Unit: Lab to analyze the effects of carbon dioxide trends over a selected time frame. Due Date: Tue, 10/24/17 Grading Type: Numeric Points Possible: 200 Points Earned: 0 Deliverable Length: 1 page View objectives for this assignment Go To: Assignment Details Learning Materials Reading Assignment My Work:
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For each assignment, you will use the M.U.S.E. link to complete the lab. Access the M.U.S.E. by clicking on Learning Materials.
In this lab, you will gather data about CO2 emissions using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Web site (Earth System Research Laboratory, n.d.) to help you write up a scientific report centered around known phenomena of CO2 emissions, related to the following question:
Would you expect to see an increase or decrease in CO2 emissions in the data over the past 40 years? Why?
Sources of CO2 Emissions
Using the M.U.S.E. link, review the background information, and access the Web site to gather your data.
Use the Lab 3 worksheet for assignment instructions and data collection.
Please submit your completed assignment.
Grading Category Category Criteria Percentage and Points Possible Purpose of Assignment and Content Development Use of appropriate, relevant, and compelling content that expresses topic, main idea, and purpose.
45% (90 of 200 points)
Organization, Grammar, and Presentation Organized and complete lab report/worksheet with all relevant information as indicated and outlined on the worksheet. Language clearly and effectively communicates ideas and content relevant to the assignment.
30% (60 of 200 points)
Critical Thinking Demonstrates ability to analyze assumptions, evaluate evidence, complexities of issues, and alternatives.
20% (40 of 200 points)
Information Literacy and Research Demonstrates good selection and use of high quality, credible, and relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate to the assignment. Includes correct in-text citations.
5% (10 of 200 points)
Earth system research laboratory: Global monitoring division. (n.d.). Retrieved from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research Web site: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/obop/
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