Posted: February 26th, 2023

Chemistry Research

Due by 02/23/2023 Thursday

Including a PPT, 5 mins Script, and a written paper

Accomplished (9-10 points)

Good (7-8 points) Competent (5-6 points)

Developing (3-4 points)

(1-2 points) TOTAL

Thesis Introduced

Student presents clear, well focused hypothesis. Main question of interest is well defined and engages the audience.

Hypothesis clear but not well defined for audience

Hypothesis presentation confusing

Hypothesis not clearly


No hypothesis presented

Main Points Clearly started, well focused, obvious

Obvious but not well organized or focused

Main points not obvious to audience Poorly organized Unorganized

Effective Conclusion

Main thesis identified and adequately addressed

Conclusions appropriate but not well supported by data presented

Conclusions confusing, not supporting thesis

Incorrect conclusions presented

No obvious conclusions reached

Delivery Confident of topic, obvious in delivery

Understanding obvious but organization distracting

Moderate understanding of topic, some confusion

Weak understanding of topic

Obvious lack of knowledge of topic

Communication with Audience

Audience interested and interactive

Interest generally held by audience

Interest not held throughout presentation

Audience polite but disinterested

Audience obviously not interested

Pace of Presentation

Appropriate pace of delivery allowing audience to track flow of information

Too fast; too much material presented; audience loses track

Erratic flow of information; confusing to audience

Poor pace, audience not held

No preparation and organization apparent

Visual Aids Appropriate and thoroughly explained. Support thesis

Explained reasonably well, matches and supports information flow

Matches content of presentation but not well explained

Does not add to knowledge base of presentation

Does not match and support presentation content

Principles of Chemistry (GNST 2630) Research Project Rubric

Total Possible Points: 200

Presentation (20%)

Content (15%)


Accomplished (9-10 points) Good (7-8 points) Competent (5-6 points) Developing (3-4 points) (1-2 points) TOTAL

Theory Developed

Presents precise and accurate scientific terminology and understanding. Explanation clear and informative

Adequately conforms to accepted scientific understanding

Deviates slightly from accepted scientific understanding

Theory not consistent with accepted scientific understanding

Theory not developed

Data Supports Theory

Support of theory is clear, concise and appropriate

Data moderately supportive of theory

Data poorly supportive of theory

Data confusing, unable to determine support theory

Data does not support theory

Clarity of Conclusion

Clear, well organized, well supported

Conclusion clear but not convincing

Conclusion stated but not supported Conclusion confusing No conclusion


Introduction of Thesis /Theory

Problem well understood as evidenced by clarity of stated thesis

Thesis obvious but not well thought out and structured

Thesis vague Thesis confusing No real thesis presented

Appropriate order of presentation

Order appropriate, follows correct scientific methodology

Order appropriate but not consistent with area/content of discussion

Report components present but improper sequence

Poor structure/presentation of scientific report w

Appropriate order not followed


No mistakes Two mistakes Four mistakes Six mistakes Eight or more mistakes

Punctuation & Grammar

No mistakes Two mistakes Four mistakes Six mistakes Eight or more mistakes


Content (15%)

Organization (10%)

Mechanics (10%)

Accomplished (9-10 points) Good (7-8 points) Competent (5-6 points) Developing (3-4 points) (1-2 points) TOTAL

Deep and thoughtful thesis developed from scientific topic assigned. Scientific curiosity obvious

Thesis thoughtful but could have had more depth

Thesis adequate but developmental depth lacking

Thesis poorly developed No real thesis developed for assigned topic

Obvious critical analysis of findings and how they relate to thesis

Good analysis and adequate relationship

Poor analysis and weak relationship

Poor analysis and poor relationship No analysis presented

Final points are summed up clearly and cohesively; leaving the audience with clear understanding of the subject matter.

Adequately summed up the final points

Somehow summed up the final points but leaving out some other key points

Incoherent final points; leaving the audience confused about the final points.

No apparent conclusion

Very interesting proposal; obvious curiosity generated

Proposal moderately interesting

Proposal would not add to presented body of knowledge

No thought given, weak proposal None presented

Accomplished (18-20 points)

Good (14-16 points) Competent (10-12 points)

Developing (6-8 points)

(2-4 points) TOTAL

Strong critical evaluation of relationship of research to thesis

Adequate evaluation of relationship of research to thesis

Poor relationship of research to thesis

Very weak relationship developed

Conclusions do not support thesis

Validity of Conclusion(s) presented (5%)

Further Research Proposed (5%)


Development of Thesis / Theory (5%)

Clearly presented supportive findings (10%)

Analysis of Research Findings (5%)

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GNST 2630 Principles of Chemistry

Research Report Guidelines

PART 1: WRITTEN REPORT (35%) 1. Select a research topic from the approved list on the Discussion Board.

2. Demonstrate the ability to research existing literature and integrate new ideas into the current

understanding of the assigned area of study.

3. As a researcher, contribute to “the body of knowledge” that has been presented during the course.

4. The report and presentation should include the areas required in any scientific exploration. These


a. The theory or question under consideration; state the question to be addressed. (i.e.,

Can an automobile run on alcohol made from corn rather than gasoline?)

b. Present a brief abstract of your findings. (i.e., It has been shown that the internal

combustion engine can, in fact, run on alcohol.)

c. Give an introduction and history behind the topic to be researched. (i.e., When was

alcohol first tried for an internal combustion engine? Who did it and why?)

d. Give the methods used by the scientist to research the question. (i.e., Did they try a

lawnmower motor, a motorcycle or an automobile? Did they actually drive the vehicle? )

e. Discussion of findings. (i.e., Was the engine hard to start? Did it run as smoothly? Does it

produce more or less pollution?)

f. Research – if you had access to a laboratory, what would you do to validate your

findings or further investigate the question of interest? (i.e., Will alcohol damage engine

parts? Is it more or less expensive to make than gasoline?)

g. Present your conclusions and any implications they might have. This is where you would

add to the “Body of Science” concerning your area of interest. (i.e., Would corn alcohol

be a good substitute for gasoline? Why? Why not?)

h. What questions did this study leave unanswered that need to be researched further?

(How miles per gallon do you get with alcohol as compared to gasoline? What impact

will it have on the ozone layer? )

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i. The report and presentation should contain graphics to demonstrate you findings

(graphs, charts, chemical structures, chemical reactions, etc.)

j. Present statistical data that supports your research.

k. References should be properly documented.

5. Research papers will be evaluated on both content, and on overall scholarliness. Show a good

understanding of the chosen topic and be neatly and correctly typewritten using double spacing.

PART 2: ORAL PRESENTATION (35%) Please take a look on the course syllabus for the due dates of the oral presentations of our research

papers. Sign up for your chosen date in the Discussion Board. There will be 2 time slot options for your

online presentation through Blackboard Collaborate Online Meeting. This presentation and your

associated PDF file represent 35% of your final Research Project grade.

These presentations should be 5 minutes in length. During that time, “you are the instructor” and will be

expected to fully explain the research you have done and answer the question(s) you have researched.

Use visual aids if you feel they will enhance your explanation or you may use the online meeting “white

board” for visual enhancement during your discussion. I will not be grading the beauty or creative

cleverness of your visual aids. I will be grading the clarity and completeness of your research and

explanatory presentation.

You have completed courses in Professional Presentation and Writing for Professionals, so your

presentations and written research reports should reflect those efforts.

PART 3: CRITICAL THINKING (30%) See Course Project Rubric for details.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR FILES Submit your files using the Assignments tool.

GRADING THE REPORT The Research Report will be graded as follows:

a. 35% - Oral Presentation – The ability to explain (NOT READ) the question/topic

researched. This presentation should present to the audience (who will not have the

opportunity to read the report) a well-organized enlightenment regarding the topic that

you investigated. You should also be prepared to answer questions regarding the topic.

b. 35% - Research Report --Quality of research conducted; Strength/validity of conclusions

based upon research; Organizational structure of report (refer to “a” through “k”

above); 10% - Professional Presentation (grammar, spelling, etc.)

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c. 30% - Critical Thinking –Deep and thoughtful thesis developed from the assigned

scientific topic; strong critical evaluation of relationship of research to thesis; clear and

cohesive conclusion; interesting proposal for future research; generate interests from

the audience.

Cocaine vs. Methamphetamine


Explanation of the topic

Brief background on the drugs

Importance of understanding the difference between cocaine and methamphetamine

Origin of the Drugs

Historical background of cocaine and methamphetamine

The current distribution of the drugs

Comparison of the production methods

Chemical Composition

Explanation of the critical components of cocaine and methamphetamine

Comparison of their chemical structures

Discussion of the implications of these structures on their effects

Effects on the physical and mental health

Physical effects of cocaine and methamphetamine

Comparison of their physiological impacts

Discussion about the behavioral and cognitive effects of the drugs

Impact at the Community Level

Discussion of the social and economic implications of cocaine and methamphetamine abuse

Comparison of the public health and safety issues related to the use of these drugs

Discussion of the efforts to reduce drug abuse and the impact of these efforts on the community


Summary of the main findings

Final thoughts on the importance of understanding the differences between cocaine and methamphetamine.

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