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Imagine that you are a forensic scientist assigned to analyze the scene of a nearby restaurant that has recently been destroyed by a fire. The local news is requesting that you describe what happened to the general public in a short interview so the local community can have some questions answered.
Prepare a 3- to 4-minute video or a transcript of 700-1,050 words to submit for your interview. In your video, your goal is to educate the public about the chemistry involved in what happened and how chemistry will help provide additional answers. In the interview, ensure you:
Describe what happened. Use your understanding of states of matter, energy, and chemical reactions to support your response.
Describe the additional chemical evidence or other scientific factors related to chemistry that you will be investigating. Use your understanding of acids and bases and states of matter to share the types of information you will be gathering.
Summarize how the general public can enhance their safety and prevent fires. Use your understanding of chemical reactions and energy to support your recommendations.
Remember, your audience is the general public. As a scientific professional, you will need to use your expertise of scientific concepts to inform your audience while still using words that are accessible and easy for everyone to understand.
In your response, include some of the vocabulary introduced in the course readings, such as:
Law of conservation of mass
First law of thermodynamics
Second law of thermodynamics