Testing of a recent scientific claim

Question #1. Use the Internet or the IGlobal Resource System/Library to research articles scientific testing of a recent scientific claim.  You may visit following resources

https://www.oakton.edu/user/4/billtong/eas100/scientificmethod.htmLinks to an external site.

https://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/0_0_0/howscienceworks_06Links to an external site.

http://teacher.pas.rochester.edu/phy_labs/appendixe/appendixe.htmlLinks to an external site.

And, write the scientific testing procedure to provide convincing evidence for the observed case. You will be writing the steps for scientific testing of a hypothesis.

Question #2: Watch the video titled “Launchpad: Methane on Mars” (5 min 40 sec). Be prepared to discuss. Video

Source: NASA e-Clip (2009, October 21). Launchpad: Methane on Mars [Video file]. Retrieved from

https://nasaeclips.arc.nasa.gov/video/launchpad/launchpad-methane-on-mars .

Describe the challenges in collecting data and making observations in the methane study on Mars.

  • The observed seasonal variability of CH4 is incompatible with the standard models for the physics and chemistry of the martian atmosphere.
  • The observed bursts of CH4 demand thus far unknown sources and/or modulation mechanisms on Mars.

Source:Yung, Y. L., Chen, P., Nealson, K., Atreya, S., Beckett, P., Blank, J. G., … & Worden, J. (2018). Methane on Mars and habitability: challenges and responses. Astrobiology18(10), 1221-1242.

Explain how NASA researchers are working to overcome these challenges.

You should submit your solution (MS Word document) before the deadline. Name the document like : LastNameWeek1.doc