NC State CH220 Fall 2017
Dr. Maria Gallardo-Williams
CH220 - A science communication project: Poster for the State Fair
You will choose an organic compound that you are interested in, and you will gather some relevant information regarding your compound. Once you have all the required information, you will create a poster for the NC State Fair about your chosen compound. The poster must fit on a sheet of 8.5x11" paper. You will not print this poster, so feel free to make it colorful. Think about your audience, the idea is to make fair attendants want to know more about your compound!
Your poster must include: The common name AND the IUPAC name of your compound, the chemical structure, molecular weight, melting point and boiling point (if available), and some interesting facts about your compound. You must find a link between your compound and the State Fair and it should be made clear as part of your poster.
You can choose any organic compound that you are interested in, except for drugs of abuse. If too many students select the same compound, I will ask some of them to choose a different one.
Choose an organic compound that you are interested in and enter your selection on Moodle
Due: August 29, 2017
Complete information form with bibliography
Due: September 7, 2017
Complete your poster and submit it using the submission form
Due: October 3, 2017
Seated poster session and peer review in class
Due: October 12, 2017
Complete revisions/reflection form with bibliography
Due: October 24, 2017
Part 6 (optional)
Share on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
0-5 points: Minimal time and effort spent on preparation of project. Sloppiness apparent in various aspects of project. Overall appearance not acceptable.
5-10 points: Adequate time and effort spent on preparation of the project. Some degree of sloppiness apparent. Overall appearance is acceptable.
10-20 points: Project is extremely neat. Much effort spent on the appearance of the project. Attractive and organized.
0-5 points: Chemistry references or information mainly inaccurate. No context provided for the compound.
5-10 points: Chemistry references or information in project has minor errors or mistakes. Context is partially explained.
10-20 points: Chemistry references or information in project are totally accurate. Context is explained in detail.
0-5 points: Project lacks creativity and originality. Inadequate thought behind the project.
5-10 points: Project shows some signs of creativity or originality.
10-20 points: Project is very creative and original. Relationship between organic compound and project is outstanding and very clear. Unique approach to problem.
Peer review participation
0-5 points: No participation in peer review process.
5-10 points: Limited participation in peer review process.
10-20 points: Student participates in peer review and gives constructive and timely feedback.
0-5 points: The reflection does not address the student’s thinking and/or learning.
5-10 points: The reflection explains the student’s thinking about his/her own learning processes.
10-20 points: The reflection explains the student’s own thinking and learning processes, as we