Assignment 1: Monitoring Our Home Planet
The Internet is a powerful tool that provides the ability to monitor natural phenomena and disasters that happen all over planet Earth.
In this assignment, you will research resources available on the Internet for monitoring natural phenomena including earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, global climate, and weather.
Based on your research, do the following:
Support your statements with examples. Use a minimum of six reliable references, two of which should be peer-reviewed articles.
Write a 7–8-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.
By Saturday, August 16, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.
Grading Criteria and Rubric
|Assignment 1 Grading Criteria||
|Identify a minimum of three different naturally occurring phenomena that are typically responsible for natural disasters and analyze the potential impact of the disaster.||
|Analyze ways different Web sites monitor phenomena by critiquing available Web resources. Analysis should include topics such as geography, resources, political/economic issues, and disaster preparedness.||
|Summarize and discuss future projections on humanity regarding the use of technology. Include research on political and economic issues.||
Usage and Mechanics (16)
APA Elements (24)
Note: This assignment will be graded using a rubric. Download and read the rubric to understand the expectations.
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