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"Free"  Project
Points Possible
  • Have you ever paid attention to the descriptions on products that you buy?  A lot of our foods say "Fat Free" or "Cholesterol Free".  Most of us know what those claims mean.  However, there are many other products that are made that say they are free of certain chemicals. Do you know why this is such a big deal that they advertise it this way?

What To Do:
  • Choose one of the products listed below to investigate:
        • Acetone Free Fingernail Polish Remover
        • Alcohol Free Cough Syrup
        • Alcohol Free Moist Wipes
        • Phosphate Free Detergents or Cleaners
        • Nitrate Free Detergents
        • Mercury Free thermometers
        • Ammonia Free detergents, cleaners. or window cleaners
        • Oil Free Make-up
        • PABA Free Suntan Lotion
        • CFC Free Foam
        • CFC Free Inhaler
        • CFC Free Silly String
  • Research a variety of sources including your textbook, library holdings, and the internet to find information that will help you answer the following questions about the substance that the product does NOT contain.
  • Why was it in the product?  (Talk about the chemical / physical properties of the substance that made it useful in the product)
  • Why was it removed from the product?
  • What replaced the substance in the product?
  • What differences exist in the performance of the product now than compared with the original subsatnce?  Does it work better? worse? Is it more safe, less safe? What other benefits or disadvantages are there of the replacement?- support your answer with details..
  • Type a 2-5 page report to summarize you findings. Follow all of the guidelines below:
  • Include the name of the product as the title of your paper.  Also give a heading with your name and period.
  • Include only information that is relevant to answering the question.
  • Include internal citations within your text. -- See MLA Style Guide for guidelines to using internal citations.
  • Be sure to include a Works Cited page in proper MLA format.
  • Submit your project by logging in to Mr. Arrow's Moodle Site.
    • Scroll down to the CLC Project Drop Box section.
    • Click on the Research Question link and upload your file
ideas Words of Wisdom :
      • You will most likely need to use your book to help with some background knowledge and then the internet or other specialty sources to help you with some of the specific information.
      • Make sure to read my Tips for Searching the Internet page.  Being able to narrow down your search to pages that pertain specifically to your topic is a crucial skill in research.

26 points 

Rubric for Grading the "Free" Project
Function of Substance A detailed explanation is given telling why the substance was used in the product.  Physical / Chemical properties about the substance are described and used to explain its use.

Removal of Substance
A detailed explanation is given explaining why the substance is not desirable to have the in the product.

The replacement substance is properly identified along with an explanation for why it is a suitable replacement.  Relevant chemical/physical properties of the new substance should be listed.

Performance Analysis
A thorough explanation of all differences is given comparing in the performance of the product with the replacement to that of the originally used substance.  Other important benefits and/or disadvantages of the replacement are mentioned

Internal Citations
(2 pts)

Internal citations are included in paper and are in proper MLA format. Internal citations are present, but with many errors in format.
Quality of Sources
(2 pts)

At least 5 sources are listed from a good variety of reliable, academic sources Less than 5 sources are listed or the 5 sources are not credible sources.
Work Cited Page
(2 pts)

A works cited page is present and in proper MLA format.
A works cited page is present, but contains several errors.



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