The Molecule Project
Students receive the name of a biologically active molecule during the first week of class. By the end of the semester they must generate a report that includes the following:
1. A description of the molecules smell, appearance, flammability, and hazards relating to the molecule.
2. At least 3 interesting facts about your molecules uses or impacts on either the human population or the environment.
3. The molecule’s Lewis structure
4. A color, three dimensional perspective ball-and-stick model of the molecule computer generated.
5. A statement predicting of the molecule’s solubility in water
6. A summary of the molecule’s biological function including at least one chemical reaction in which the molecule is involved, as well as an item that is manmade that it is an ingredient in. You must state what type of chemical reaction it is. (Ex: combustion,
7. References to any materials used to compile the report
Molecules: Glucose, Water, Nitrate, Ammonia, hydroxide, carbonate, sulfate, cyanide, peroxide, Carbon Dioxide.
Semester Project: Science
You will be completing a project as your final for this class. It is worth 10% of your course grade. Topics for the project and instructions for individual assignments will be on the following page. These are the expected products of your project.
1. Powerpoint Presentation or Poster (50%)
a. Must connect at least 3 concepts you learned from this semester to your topic.
b. Must be colorful and include color pictures. (Note: printers at school are black and white only so if you have a poster they would need to be hand drawn)
c. Must include the use of three sources with proper citation. Wikipedia cannot be a source
2. Oral Presentation (50%)
a. Each presentation will be between six and eight minutes. (points will be docked for going over time, or under time)
b. Each group member will speak for a minimum of 2 minutes
c. Students will be graded on clarity of voice, enthusiastic delivery, and visual presentation (Tucked in shirts, clean appearance)
d. Proper use of vocabulary learned from the semester.
***Extra Credit Opportunity: Your group can do both a poster and a presentation for the possibility of up to 20 additional points.***