Seminar 05


Environmental Science

Atmosphere and Climate

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Plan of Work


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Extra Credit

Grading Rubric

Example Report

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Seminar Learning Objective:

       Upon completion of this seminar be able to demonstrate knowledge of atmosphere and climate.


What "To Do" Checklist for Week 05:              

    1. Read this week’s seminar, prepare the seminar report as indicated and submit before 12:00 midnight of day seven.

        Due Dates for all assignments and “Days of the Week” will be found in the Semester Calendar.

        The Seminar Template - 05 will provide a fill-in-the-blank format for you report. This will make your job easier.

           Each Report has four sections:

  a. Objectives/Guide Questions OR Quiz

  b. Application

  c. Extending the Seminar - Web Research

  d. Seminar Summary and Final Thoughts


    2. Also post the “Summary and Final Thoughts”, to this Discussion Board.     

    3. Answer one of the Discussion Questions; post it to this "Discussion Board" before 12:00 midnight of day four.  (Include reference)

          Discussion Questions:

            a. Explain global warming. Identify the possible beneficial effects of global warming and how some of the harmful effects actually be a good thing. 

            b. Explain global cooling. Identify the possible beneficial and harmful effects and how some of the harmful effects actually be a good thing.


4. Complete CONNECT assignment



                                                 Average Global Temperatures






















What to Read for this Seminar

    Lecture:: (Click to Read)

    Textbook: (Read the following)



Seminar 05 Reading Assignment





Air, Weather, and Climate          



Air Pollution


CONNECT is an internet based companion, to your textbook, site that is designed to supplement your textbook and is required for this seminar. (see Syllabus) Go to the Connect site, select the assigned chapter(s) listed above, and complete the activities.



The Seminar Report

   Part A - Write out Objectives/ Guide Questions - OR Quiz

The “Objectives/Guide Questions” identifies the specific learning outcomes for this topic and are your learning goal.

There are two choices to demonstrate your mastery of the Objectives/Guide Questions. 

      1. Write out detailed answers to the objectives/guide questions, with references. 
          Click on the hotlink copy the Objectives/ Questions and Paste them into Your Seminar Report.


      2. Take a quiz, based on the Objectives/Guide Questions. 

            The quiz must be taken before the seminar "Due Date" and is available in the virtual classroom. 

    Please Note:

The Objectives/Guide Questions are worth 10 points and an optional quiz is worth 10 points.

The quiz is multiple-choice with 20 questions.

Since Part A is worth 10 points and sections B, C, D are worth a total of 25 points each seminar is worth  10 + 25 or 35 points.

Quizzes are available only during the week for their seminar.

You may retake a quiz up to three times and you will receive the highest score.

            Please do not do both as you will force me to select one of the scores.


   Part B - Application

 Read the application and obtain the required information to complete the application.  

 This seminars application is:   Air Analysis   (Click to Select)


   Part C - Extending the Seminar - Web Research

Select a website of your choice, from the ones provided (Web Resources) and:
1. Include a picture of the web site. Include the URL and part of one of the web pages.
2. Describe the contents of the site.
3. List a minimum of two facts.
4. List a minimum two opinions.
5. Indicate how the website relates to the seminar.


    Part D - Summary and Final Thoughts - This part is composed of two paragraphs.

1. Seminar Summary. The first paragraph is a summary of the concepts presented in the seminar - Be specific.

2. Final Thoughts. The second paragraph draws together your thoughts, feelings, and how this seminar relates to your life. Post your "Summary and Final Thoughts" to the virtual classroom/ Discussion Board before the evening of day six. Also include the "Summary and Final Thoughts in your seminar report.


An Example Seminar Report is available to be a model for the development of the seminar report.




Submit the completed seminar report, before 12:00 midnight of the "Due Date" as an attachment to an email sent to Your seminar report will be evaluated using a Grading Rubric or grading sheet. The rubric will be used to evaluate your assignment and will be returned to you for your review and can be used as a guideline for improving future reports. There will be no surprises and you will be kept informed as you proceed.



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