Fundamentals of Natural Science
A. Create a multimedia presentation (e.g. PowerPoint, Keynote) (suggested length of 8–10 slides) in which you do the following:
1. Identify a specific scientific concept or phenomenon for which our understanding has changed over time (e.g., the nature and structure of the atom, genetics, plate tectonics, evolution, the solar system, big bang, biogeography).
a. Explain how scientific discoveries have changed our understanding of that scientific concept or phenomenon over time.
b. Include three specific, sequential examples that support your explanation of how your chosen concept has changed over time based on new knowledge and understanding.
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2. Identify a specific historical event that has changed our scientific understanding of an aspect of the natural world (e.g., the eruption of Mount St. Helens, the tsunami in Indonesia, the moon landing, Chernobyl disaster, Exxon Valdez oil spill, major floods, earthquakes, tornadoes).
a. Discuss the social or historical context in which the event occurred.
b. Discuss the impact that your chosen historical event has had upon our scientific understanding of an aspect of the natural world.
c. Include two specific examples that support your analysis of how this event added to or changed our understanding of science in the natural world.
B. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.