Discussion 5: Formulate geographic research questions and hypothesis

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You will collaborate with your peers using this Canvas discussion board to formulate geographic research questions and hypotheses about geography patterns and processes. This assignment addresses Learning Outcome SLO 3 & Student Performance Objective SPO 6. See the syllabus for definitions and details.



For your Initial Post due by Sunday at 11:59 PM PST (5 points):

  1. Post a reply to this discussion board a with a written paragraph (1 pts, 5 sentence minimum) reflection on a specific geography research question about the age of a place or item, and why you have the question.  You must choose a natural physical geography feature or place, not a human-made or conceived place (e.g., no artificial lakes or the Bermuda Triangle!). Include an image of the feature or place, with a caption describing the image and a citation for the images source.
  2. Your reply should use the language: "I have always wondered about _____________ because ______? How do scientists know the age of _________________? What evidence do scientists have about the age of ________________?

For your Response to at least 2 classmates  in the pdf

  1. Read your peers research questions and then reply to at least two of their questions where you provide a specific evidence based hypothesis to answer the student question. (2 pts each, 10 sentence minimum).
  2. Your reply should include the following language: "I would like to address the research question ________________." "The best way to determine the age of ____________ would be to _____________." "Scientists know the age of _____________ because of the following research _______________." "I used background information from _________ in my answer."
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