SC140 Assignment 01 Elements of Chemistry

Directions:  Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading.  Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar.  Sources must be cited in APA format.  Your response should be a minimum of one (1) single-spaced page to a maximum of two (2) pages in length; refer to the "Assignment Format" page for specific format requirements.


There are ways to reduce human-caused pollution.  What we choose to eat, drive, and use in our daily lives can limit our negative effects on the environment.  This assignment is designed to study human behaviors that contribute to pollution levels. 


After successfully completing this assignment you will be able to:

  •  Analyze your personal contribution to air pollution,
  • Discuss ways that an individual can minimize environmental pollution. 


Instructions:  Keep a detailed diary for three days, identifying how each of your activities contributes to air pollution.  Afterwards, analyze what you could have done to avoid or minimize your adverse environmental impact.  Write a paper outlining your diary and summarizing your results; you must analyze at least six (6) actions in your paper.


This project will be worth 12.5% of your grade for this course.  Your paper will be graded on the following:

4  Directions were completely and correctly followed throughout the project.  (10%)

4  Correct grammar and spelling is demonstrated throughout your essay.  (10%)

4  Content is thorough and appropriate.  This is indicated if:

·         you have covered all of the points listed above; and

·         you demonstrate that you understand the process. (Diary summary, 20%; Analysis 60%)


If you use charts, diagrams, photographs, etc., you must embed the images in your document.