Project 1: Pamphlet, Letter, or Presentation to Nonscientific Community
Addresses course outcome 4:
The purpose of this assignment is to have you explain scientific information in terms that could be understood by a nonscientist. In addition, this assignment should give you an opportunity to thoughtfully review the information you covered in the first two weeks of class.
Ideas for implementation
Below is a list of biomolecules and organelles or subcelluar structures to choose from:
Nucleic acids–this includes DNA, RNA (including tRNA, mRNA, rRNA, miRNA)
rough endoplasmic reticulum
smooth endoplasmic reticulum
cytoskeleton (microtubules, intermediate filaments, microfilaments)
Grading for pamphlet, letter, or presentation
4 points writing is appropriate for the intended audience
10 points: accuracy of information presented and reasonable level of detail
3 points: clarity/quality of writing
3 points: source material cited
Please choose one of the ideas above and write a one page (single spaced, 12pt font) pamphlet, letter, or presentation that will be read or heard by the nonscientific community. You may also use Power Point for your presentation (5-7 slides).
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