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Atomic Theory – Essay Task
In this task you will be assessed against criteria A (One World) and B (Communication in Science). Research question: Can nanotechlogy be used to liquefy coal? Guiding questions:
1.Why is liquefaction of coal important?
2.What are the usual processes used to liquefy coal?
3.What is the meaning of nanotechnology?
4.What is the meaning of nanotube?
5.What is the meaning of catalyst?
6.What is the meaning of nanocatalyst?
7.How can the use of nanocatalyst improve the effectiveness of the method to liquefy coal? 8.How does the use of nanotechnology interact with at least two of the following factors: social, economic, political, environmental, cultural and ethical?

Tasks:
You are asked to write a 700 – 1200 word argumentative essay to justify your answer to the research question.

You have one lesson hour to investigate the information related to the guiding questions. You need to use various resources. •You have one lesson hour to write the essay outline and this must be attached to the final essay. •You have three lesson hours for writing the essay.

Check that you have carefully read the descriptors for the highest levels of both criteria A and B and that your essay addresses all aspects of these descriptors.

Scientific words you are expected to use:
Atom, nanometer, nanoparticles, nanotubes, fullerenes, catalyst, surface area, nanocatalyst, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.


Assessment Criteria:
Criterion
Level
01 - 23 - 45 - 6
A:
One World
The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors.The student states how science is applied and how it may be used to address a specific problem or issue in a local or global context.

The student states the effectiveness of science and its application in solving the problem or issue.The student describes how science is applied and how it may be used to address a specific problem or issue in a local or global context. The student describes the effectiveness of science and its application in solving the problem or issue. The student describes the implications of the use and application of science interacting with at least one of the following factors: moral, ethical, social, economic, political, cultural and environmental.The student explains how science is applied and how it may be used to address a specific problem or issue in a local or global context. The student discusses the effectiveness of science and its application in solving the problem or issue. The student discusses and evaluates the implications of the use and application of science interacting with at least two of the following factors: moral, ethical, social, economic, political, cultural and environmental. Task descriptor

You have not reached the standard of any descriptorsStates why liquefaction of coal is important.

States the general processes to liquefy coal.

States how the use of nanotechnology improve the effectiveness of the method

States why liquefaction of coal is important.

States a general proces to liquify coal.

States the meaning of nanotechnology

States how the use of nanotechnology improve the effectiveness of the coal liquefaction

States the implications of nanotechnology interacting with at least one of the following factors: moral, ethical, social, economic, political, cultural and environmental.

Describes why liquefaction of coal is important.

Describes a general proces to liquefy coal.

Describes the meaning of nanotechnology

Describes the meaning of nanotube

Describe the meaning of nanocatalyst

Describes how the use of nanotechnology improve the effectiveness of the coal liquefaction

Describes the implications of nanotechnology interacting with at least one of the following factors: moral, ethical, social, economic, political, cultural and environmental.Describes why liquefaction of...
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