Welcome to the final project research guide for Astronomy! On this page you will find instructions for your final project assignment. Check the other tabs for suggested resources and research assistance.
Final Project Presentation - Research Components
You will select a topic of interest related to astronomy and will create a 15 minute online video presentation to the class. You will assume the role of the instructor and will become the expert on your topic. Example presentations from previous semesters are posted on the discussion board. In addition, there is a folder on Blackboard with additional information on preparing a presentation.
Presentation Bibliography (25 points)
Students are expected to first view the entire video linked below and answer the quiz questions within the video to prepare for the bibliography portion of the assignment. You will need to login to myLakeland to view the video.
Final project bibliography video
Assignment Part 1 - After watching the video, you will use the Blackboard discussion board to create a bibliography list of references you intend to use in your presentation. Some common research materials include the following:
• Books including our text book
• Authoritative Websites
• News articles
• Video tapes & DVDs
You should aim to have a total of five resources in your bibliography, including at least three different resource types.
Assignment Part 2 - Provide feedback on one citation created by another student and one created by you. Your feedback should discuss the following 1) currency, 2) relevancy, 3) authority, and 4) bias.
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