Project Part One: Planning Document Second Draft
You will build on the elements you composed in your first draft and develop your hypothesis. After you have your hypothesis, explain what steps a natural scientist would take to refute or support your hypothesis.
Specifically, it would be best if you addressed the following: I. Introduction: At this point, you should have received feedback from your instructor. For this second draft, review and make any necessary revisions or adjustments to the following elements:
A. Describe the issue in the natural sciences that you have selected to investigate. Why is this issue significant? (You identified this issue in Module One, but how would you revise this piece now that you have received instructor feedback and investigated your sources?)
B. Describe at least three science resources that you could use to investigate the issue you selected. Your sources must be relevant to your problem and academically appropriate for the situation. In your description, consider questions such as: What are the similarities and differences in the content of your sources? What makes them appropriate and relevant for investigating your issue? What was your thought process when you were searching for sources? How did you make choices?
C. Based on your review of science resources, develop a specific question related to the selected issue. In other words, what would you like to know more about?
II. Body: You should also receive instructor feedback about this section and continue to consider your evidence. For this second draft, review these sections and make any necessary revisions or adjustments to the following elements:
A. Identify an audience that would be interested in your issue and the question you developed. For example, who would benefit most from hearing your message, or who could best help address the problem?
B. Describe how and why you can tailor your message to your audience, providing specific examples. For example, will your audience understand scientific terminology and principles, or will you need to explain them? How will you communicate effectively with your audience?
C. Identify the natural science principle(s) that apply to your question and issue. For example, if your issue is global climate change, the direction you might identify is that the sun is the primary source of energy for Earth’s climate system.
D. Explain how the principle(s) you identified apply to your issue and question. In other words, how are the natural science principle(s) you identified relevant to your question and problem?
III. Conclusion: In this section, you will conclude your research investigation by discussing future directions for research related to your question. Precisely, you should:
A. Formulate a hypothesis that addresses the question you developed. Make sure your hypothesis is based on your investigation of your question.
B. Explain how a natural scientist would go about collecting evidence to support or refute the hypothesis you formulated. In other words, what would the following steps be if a natural scientist were to continue researching your hypothesis? Make sure to support your response with the natural science resources you selected.
IV. Provide a reference list that includes all of the science resources you used to investigate your issue and question. Apply feedback from your instructor to ensure that your list is formatted according to current APA guidelines (or another format, with instructor permission).
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