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The ongoing pandemic has led to an increase in the number of microbiology related articles in the news. In this extra credit assignment, you will be evaulating a microbiology news article and sharing a summary of the article with your classmates. In order to earn full credit, you must complete all aspects of the assignment. Read the assignment prompt carefully! Assignment Outcome: Students will be able to evaluate a science news article. Students will be able to identify the main idea and supporting details of a science news article. Students will be able to respond to the ideas presented in a science news article. Assignment: 1. Pick a news article that involves microbiology. If you are picking your own article, it can be something that you saw or that a friend or relative mentioned to you. The article could be from a printed source, like a newspaper or magazine, or an online source, like a website or blog. I have provided links to various online sources of science articles below. Please include a copy of your article or a link to your article with your response. 2. Read the article, looking for aspects of the article that relate to microbiology. Describe aspects of the article that relate to microbiology. 3. Describe the main idea and 4 to 6 details from the article that support the main idea. You can do this in an outline or in a concept map. Make your descriptions specific! 4. Write a detailed paragraph reacting to the ideas in the article and their possible impacts. Your paragraph should answer one or more of the following questions: a. How does the information in the article connect with what you’ve learned in science class? b. How does the information in the article relate to you, your community, or society in general? c. What did you find interesting or surprising about the article? 5. Your responses should be free from spelling errors and grammatically correct. Sources of high quality science news articles Please note that the University library has many subscriptions for various newspapers and periodicals. Please visit the library’s website for access. Associated Press https://apnews.com/ The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/ The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/section/science Scientific American https://www.scientificamerican.com/ American Scientist https://www.americanscientist.org/ New Scientist https://www.newscientist.com/ Smithsonian https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ Discover https://www.discovermagazine.com/