I’m working on a science writing question and need a sample draft to help me study.
Develop an essay that explores the three most important concepts from this lesson. There’s no one right or wrong answer to this! You can select those concepts based on your impression of the lesson and what you found to be most interesting. However, you must (a) explain each of those concepts in your own words, (b) explain how those concepts are relevant in everyday life, and (c) organize those concepts in order of importance. Include an explanation of why you think each concept is important.
You also need to demonstrate a strong understanding of your selected concepts. Be sure to support your ideas with specific examples, explanations, and relevant facts/information from the lesson.
Note: You are welcome to write your response in the first person. The response should be formatted as a multi-paragraph essay with attention to essay structure, grammar mechanics, and APA formatting. Include an introduction, a conclusion, and 3-4 body paragraphs. Include in-text citations and a reference list (at least two of your references should come from the lesson materials).
(Essentially pick three interesting concepts from the readings below and draft a 5-6 paragraph essay.)
An Introduction to Motion, Force, and Newton’s Laws
- Chapter 2: Kinematics – Read Introduction, Sections 2.1 – 2.4, and Section 2.7
- Chapter 4: Dynamics: Force and Newton’s Laws of Motion – Read Introduction and Sections 4.1 – 4.5
- Chapter 5: Further Applications of Newton’s Laws – Read Introduction and Sections 5.1 and 5.2
- Chapter 6: Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation – Read Introduction and Sections 6.1 – 6.5
Elements, Atoms, Ions, and Matter
- Chapter 1: Essential Ideas – Read Sections 1.1 – 1.5
- Chapter 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions – Read Sections 2.1 – 2.6
An Introduction to Waves and Sound
- Section 16.9: Waves
- Section 16.10: Superposition and Interference
- Chapter 17: Physics of Hearing – Read Introduction and Sections 17.1 – 17.7
Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
- This reading, from OpenStax Astronomy, provides a brief but comprehensive introduction to light and the electromagnetic spectrum:
The Behavior of Light
- Chapter 25: Introduction to Geometric Optics (OpenStax College Physics) – Read Introduction and Sections 25.1 – 25.7
- Chapter 27: Wave Optics (OpenStax College Physics) – Read Introduction and Sections 27.1 – 27.5 and Section 27.8
- Section 6.1: Electromagnetic Energy (OpenStax Chemistry)
- Chapter 18: Electric Charge and Electric Field – Read Introduction and Sections 18.1 – 18.4
- Section 19.1: Electric Potential Energy: Potential Difference
- Chapter 20: Electric Current, Resistance, and Ohm’s Law – Read Introduction and Sections 20.1 – 20.6
- Circuit Symbols and Circuit Diagrams
- Two Types of Connections
- Series Circuits
- Parallel Circuits
- Combination Circuits
Magnetism and Electromagnetism
- Magnets and Magnetism:
- All About Circuits. (n.d.) Electromagnetism.
- OpenStax College Physics Chapter 23: Introduction to Electromagnetic Induction – Read Introduction and Sections 23.1 and 23.2
- Williams, M. (2016). What are the uses of electromagnets? Universe Today.