Find a popular science source and look for an article about physical sciences or technology (physics, chemistry, geosciences, meteorology, astronomy - not biology or health). It should be a reliable article. You need to read the article and available related source materials to understand what is being said and what the point of the article is. From what you comprehend from your reading, write a 3-page literature review.
Your summary should include references for the article and any supplementary articles you may have used to help you understand the content of the article (at least 5 sources in total).
This small project aims to help students to be familiar with numerous popular sources of science, be comfortable with reading and comprehending these sources, and practice communicating the information gained to your peers.
Examples of sources are:
- The New York Times (which has a science section every Tuesday) available online at www.nytimes.com
- Science News (a brief but excellent newsletter available in many libraries and on newsstands)
- Popular Science, Scientific American, Discover, New Scientist, National Geographic, or a similar publication of such scholarly value.