One of the best ways to demonstrate understanding of important concepts is to see if you can explain them to a child. For this assignment, you will create a mock-up of a webpage to explain one of the concepts, discoveries, events, or people we have covered in class to a young audience, approximately junior high school or middle school age.
If you would like to gear your webpage to a different age group, just ask.
The expectation is that your assignment will be an easy to navigate mock-up of a webpage. However, if you have the expertise to make this in HTML or with a service you are encouraged to do so. A simple, drag-and-drop, and free web-based solution is Weebly. Otherwise, you can use Word or PowerPoint or other application to make your model/imitation webpage.
You are encouraged to pick a narrow topic in order to have the space to fully explain it with the right level of detail based on your selected age group. Explanations should be clear, concise, and avoid overly complicated jargon. Your page should be colorful and include images plus other visuals that are relevant to your selected topic and follow proper citation and copyright guidelines. You are encouraged to include multiple pages and other features that take advantage of a webpage’s characteristics to keep you audience engaged while communicating your lesson.
Here are some examples of good kids’ science sites. Note that in this assignment, you should choose a small subject area to concentrate on and not aim for an extensive overview.
NASA Space Place: Why do we care about water on Mars?
Also, hands on activities, games, or crafts are popular on kids science pages. If you can incorporate similar components, they are great ways to keep kids engaged while learning new concepts. For example: Make a Pinwheel Galaxy Pinwheel
You must have at least 3 references for the information in this assignment. Your sources should be from different writers and published by different sources. Any source just used for images or visuals does not count towards this reference total. Information citations can be included in your webpage following APA style or with hyperlinks to your source placed with the cited information. Although not standard for a webpage, you must include a full reference list following APA style with your assignment.