I agree that the virus is significant in science right now. I am not sure what you are proposing as your issue? One possibility is the issue of Global Pandemics and emerging diseases. Another may be Genetic Engineering and mRNA vaccines.
The idea is to look at a currently important issue that has multiple viewpoints. For example, Electric cars are touted as good for the environment because of emission and global warming but when you look at the production of electric cars, the generation of electricity, and the disposal of old cars and batteries the issue is much more complex. If the electricity for charging the cars is served from Coal the emission from the coal plan contributes to global warming like the emission from gas-powered cars.
You can certainly choose one of the suggested issues and find a lot to ponder or if you can make a case for a different topic being an important issue in natural science that has multiple viewpoints. but it is important that you specify exactly what issue you will tackle.
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SCI 200 Project Part One: Research Question Guidelines and Rubric
Overview: Now that you have identified an issue in the natural sciences to research for your project, the next step is to formulate a specific research question to investigate in your planning document. For example, if your topic was electric cars, the following is an example question that would narrow the focus of your research: “What advances must be made in electric car technology and usage to have an impact on climate change?” As you develop your research question, think about how English physician John Snow was forced to develop his questions, and how they had to change over time. With that in mind, you will investigate sources for your chosen topic, so your research question may evolve as you discover more details related to your topic. Remember that science is an iterative process.
Prompt: Articulate a clear and specific research question related to the topic that you would like to investigate. You will submit this question to your instructor for feedback and guidance while shaping the direction of your planning document.
Specifically, the following critical element must be addressed:
Based on what you know so far about your chosen topic, develop a specific research question. In other words, what would you like to know more about the topic?
Guidelines for Submission: Your research question should be one to two sentences, double spaced, with 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins.
Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (75%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Research Question Develops specific research question related to chosen topic
Develops specific research question related to chosen topic, but lacks specificity or not clearly related to chosen topic
Does not develop specific research question related to chosen topic
Articulation of Response
Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization
Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas
Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas
- SCI 200 Project Part One: Research Question Guidelines and Rubric