Research Paper on a scientific topic

Research Paper on a scientific topic

Research Paper on a scientific topic

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Your research paper must be on a scientific topic that is relevant to the specific science class you are taking

Your research paper must be a minimum of 4-6 pages

Times New Roman and 12 pt. font

You must have 4-6 scholarly sources

The paper must be properly cited in MLA or APA format, which will include a works cited page or reference page and in text citations.

Topic Selection

When you choose a topic for your paper you must be sure that the topic can be easily researched and is narrow enough to talk about in a 4-6 page paper. The best way to select a topic is to consider the area of science that interests you and begin brainstorming your ideas. Begin brainstorming using a brainstorming chart.

Brainstorming Chart- My Example

Current Scientific Events

Refuted Scientific Concepts

Scientific Discoveries that Directly Affect Your Life

Scientific Concepts Currently being Debated in Political Arena

New Scientific Technologies

Influential Scientists Throughout History

This year’s flu vaccine, its availability, and effectiveness

Vaccines cause autism

Gut probiotics can contribute to weight loss

Global Climate Change

Using 3-D printers to create transplantable organs

Watson and Crick

 

New Solar System found

 

 

 

 

Cold fusion in a test tube

New drug may reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease

Carbon emissions limits and coal mining

Programmable RNA nanoparticles to treat Zika virus

Charles Darwin

Fill in the empty boxes in the brain storming chart below.

Brain Storming Chart

Current Scientific Events

Refuted Scientific Concepts

Scientific Discoveries that Directly Affect Your Life

Scientific Concepts Currently being Debated in Political Arena

New Scientific Technologies

Influential Scientists Throughout History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next narrow your topic. Choose three topics from your Brainstorming Chart.

Using the topic graphic organizer determine whether your topic is too broad or too narrow in scope and is researchable.

Topic Graphic Organizer

Topic 1:

 

 

 

 

Topic 2:

Topic 3:

Break the topic into 6 sub categories:

Break the topic into 6 sub categories:

Break the topic into 6 sub categories:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is this topic narrow and researchable?

 

 

 

 

Is this topic narrow and researchable?

 

Is this topic narrow and researchable?

 

 

Lastly select 1 of the 3 topics from the graphic organizer, fill out the topic selection sheet and submit your topic for my approval.

 

 

Topic Selection Sheet

 

The topic of my research paper is:

 

 

I chose this topic because:

 

 

 

 

Six subcategories of my main topic could be:

a.

 

b.

 

c.

 

d.

 

e.

 

f.

Questions I want to answer with my research:

1.

2.

3.

4.

An example of my topic selection

The topic of my research paper is the safety of Genetically Engineered foods

I chose this topic because………………….

I believe many of the chronic illnesses in the U.S. are a result of declining quality in the U.S. food systems especially regarding genetically engineered foods.

Five subtopics of my main topic could be:

a. Background on the production of genetically engineered food
b. Rise in chronic diseases in the U.S. since genetically engineered food was marketed
c. Research that makes links between engineered foods and health
d. Compare the health of individuals in countries where genetically engineered foods are banned to the health of individuals in the U.S.
e. Address whether the “good” of engineered foods outweigh the “bad”

Questions I want to answer with my research

1. How are genetically engineered foods different than natural foods that are genetically altered through selective breeding?
2. Do genetically engineered foods get metabolized differently than natural foods?
3. Do genetically engineered foods contribute chronic disease in the U.S.?
4. Is there a need for genetically engineered foods or does the “bad” outweigh the “good”?

 

The Research Process

Now that you have your topic and a sense of direction it is time to start the research. It is important to remember that not everything that is written is true especially on the internet. It is important that the sources you use are high quality and scholarly.

What is a scholarly article?

 

How can you tell if an article is considered to be scholarly?

 

What are examples of websites that are NOT scholarly?

 

Where can you find scholarly articles?

 

 

 

As you are conducting your research it is important to keep an organized accounting of the sources you visit.

Source #1

What subtopic does this source belong to?

 

Title of Article (or Book):

Title of Website (if applicable):

Author(s):

Date of Publication:

Copyright year (if using a book):

Date of Access (if website):

Publisher:

Page Numbers Used (if applicable):

Database (if applicable):

 

Source #2

What subtopic does this source belong to?

 

Title of Article (or Book):

Title of Website (if applicable):

Author(s):

Date of Publication:

Copyright year (if using a book):

Date of Access (if website):

Publisher:

Page Numbers Used (if applicable):

Database (if applicable):

 

 

 

Source #3

What subtopic does this source belong to?

 

Title of Article (or Book):

Title of Website (if applicable):

Author(s):

Date of Publication:

Copyright year (if using a book):

Date of Access (if website):

Publisher:

Page Numbers Used (if applicable):

Database (if applicable):

 

Source #4

What subtopic does this source belong to?

 

Title of Article (or Book):

Title of Website (if applicable):

Author(s):

Date of Publication:

Copyright year (if using a book):

Date of Access (if website):

Publisher:

Page Numbers Used (if applicable):

Database (if applicable):

 

 

 

Source #5

What subtopic does this source belong to?

 

Title of Article (or Book):

Title of Website (if applicable):

Author(s):

Date of Publication:

Copyright year (if using a book):

Date of Access (if website):

Publisher:

Page Numbers Used (if applicable):

Database (if applicable):

 

Source #6

What subtopic does this source belong to?

 

Title of Article (or Book):

Title of Website (if applicable):

Author(s):

Date of Publication:

Copyright year (if using a book):

Date of Access (if website):

Publisher:

Page Numbers Used (if applicable):

Database (if applicable):

 

 

 

 

Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography is a list of sources that contains a summary of each source and how the source might be used within a research paper. You create an annotated bibliography BEFORE you write your paper. The purpose of doing this is to help you organize which sources you have for each of the subtopics of your paper and how each source will contribute to the paper as a whole.

 

Example of an MLA formatted annotation

Margulis, Charles. "The Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods". PubMed Central (PMC), 2017. Online. Internet. 19 Mar. 2017. . Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1392248/#b2-ehp0114-a00146.

This source is an article published in the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives. It was accessed through the US National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. The article discusses how many of the serious concerns about the environmental and health risks of bioengineering were overlooked before bioengineered foods were declared to be safe. It also indicates that the public was given a false sense of the safety of engineered foods by both the industry and the government. This source will be useful because it gives an overview of the procedures of creating bioengineered foods as well as the policies and procedures for establishing bioengineered food safety.

Example of an APA formatted annotation

Margulis, C. (2017). The Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods. PubMed Central (PMC). Retrieved 19 March 2017, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1392248/#b2-ehp0114-a00146

This source is an article published in the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives. It was accessed through the US National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. The article discusses how many of the serious concerns about the environmental and health risks of bioengineering were overlooked before bioengineered foods were declared to be safe. It also indicates that the public was given a false sense of the safety of engineered foods by both the industry and the government. This source will be useful because it gives an overview of the procedures of creating bioengineered foods as well as the policies and procedures for establishing bioengineered food safety.

Annotated Bibliography directions

➢ You will need to have a minimum of 4 annotations. Each containing a full paragraph.
➢ Your bibliography must be typed in New Roman 12 pt.font
➢ It needs to contain a full heading at the top of each page
➢ Each annotation needs to be double spaced.
➢ It needs to include proper MLA or APA citations
➢ Proper spelling and grammar are required
➢ Each entry needs to summarize the source and state where the source will be used in the paper
➢ It should be in your words only!!! DO NOT COPY AND PASTE

 

Outline Writing

The next step of writing your paper is to write an outline. The outline will briefly state what will be written in your paper. It serves to help organize your thoughts and research materials. The more effort you put into the outline the easier the rough draft will be to write.

 

Outline Template

Topic of the Research Paper:

 

Introduction Paragraph

a. Point one:

 

b. Point two:

 

 

c. Point three:

 

d. Thesis statement:

 

Subtopic 1:

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Subtopic 2:

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Subtopic 3:

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Subtopic 4:

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Subtopic 5:

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Subtopic 5:

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Subtopic 6:

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