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Extra credit is worth up to 5% of your lecture/recitation grade. Assignments must be submitted 2 weeks before the end of semester. EARTH SCIENCE IN THE NEWS You can earn extra credit by reading an Earth Science related article in the Newspaper or web page and doing the following: Type or hand-write (in ink only) a minimum one-page summary of an Earth Science related article. Your summary should be written in your OWN WORDS. 1. When writing your summary include the following required information: • Paragraph 1 (Introduction) should introduce the title (in quotation marks) of the article, the specific topic or main idea the article discusses and indicate the branch of earth science* it relates to. A brief explanation of why the topic belongs to this branch should also be given. • Paragraph 2-3 (Body) should summarize the important information from the article and answer who, what, when, where, how, and why. • Paragraph 4 (Conclusion) should state and discuss the importance of the article to society and one relevant question that you may have about the topic that was not answered in the reading. • Key Word and Terms: As you read the article, identify and highlight at least 5 scientific terms that are directly related to the topic. List and define these at the bottom of your paper. 2. Staple or tape the original article to a clean sheet of paper or print the article from the Internet. Then write the source of the article in the upper right hand corner following the MLA Citation Style Format: Newspaper or Magazine Article Author. “Article Title.” Name of Newspaper Date of Publication: page number. Example: Hill, Craig. “Volcanic Activity.” The Providence Journal 6 Aug. 2006: 16 Website Author. “Article Title.” Name of Website Date of publication. Date accessed < URL>. Example: Sohn, E. “Dead Star Exploding.” Science News for Kids 9 Aug. 2006. 2 Sept. 2006 . 3. Attach the article to your summary. Make sure you have the original article. 4. Spelling and punctuation do count and may lower the grade you receive. Make certain to fill out and follow the attached rubric and staple this to your paper as well Below are some science related news websites that you may search or go to my web site for additional help. Science News for Kids http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/ Science Daily http://www.sciencedaily.com/ Geotimes http://www.geotimes.org/current/ Eureka Alert http://www.eurekalert.org/bysubject/index.php?kw=85 Earth Science in the News http://seismo.berkeley.edu/istat/9th/feature/feature.html Bright Surf. Com http://www.brightsurf.com/ The Why Files http://whyfiles.org/ American Geophysical Union: http://sites.agu.org/