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Science in Context - Informational Website

Science in Context
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Currency: This website was published in 1998 and was revised in 2013. The information is very current.

Relevance: The intended audience is high school students wanting to learn more about the diverse species that occupy coral reefs. There is a lot of information in this website. It is very detailed and relates to the topic well. The intended readership level is high school.

Authority: This information was published by scientist, JD Knight.

Accuracy: The source matches the topic. There is a bibliography at the end that has many reliable sources. These sources verify what the website says.

Purpose: The purpose of the article is to inform people about the different species in the coral reef. There is no bias in it because it is factual and informative. 

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Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com | Coral Reefs | Scoop.it
Global warming and pollution are threatening the colorful and complex ecosystems. Is it too late to save them?
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Currency: This article was published in 2007 though the information and claims made in it are still relevant today.

Relevance: The audience intended for this article is the general public and those who care about the environment.

Authority: This article was published by successful and prominent magazine corporation, TIME.

Accuracy: The source matches the topic. There are credible quotes throughout the article.

Purpose: To inform people of the harm that coral reefs undergo.

 

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Science in Context - Informational Website

Science in Context
Alexis Annmarie's insight:

Currency: This website was published in 1998 and was revised in 2013. The information is very current.

Relevance: The intended audience is high school students wanting to learn more about the diverse species that occupy coral reefs. There is a lot of information in this website. It is very detailed and relates to the topic well. The intended readership level is high school.

Authority: This information was published by scientist, JD Knight.

Accuracy: The source matches the topic. There is a bibliography at the end that has many reliable sources. These sources verify what the website says.

Purpose: The purpose of the article is to inform people about the different species in the coral reef. There is no bias in it because it is factual and informative. 

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Science in Context - News Article

Science in Context
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Currency: This news article was published September 14, 2014. It has never been revised. The information is very current, as it was published only three months ago.

Relevance: This article's intended audience is teenagers and young adults wanting to learn more on the problems with coral reefs. The information is detailed and informative. It relates to the topic by giving information on issues facing the coral reef biome and it's importance to humans. The intended readership level is high school level people.

Authority: The information is scholarly. The authors are Jeremy Jackson and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. They are trustworthy sources because they are writers for the New York Times. This news article is peer reviewed.

Accuracy: This source matches the topic. There is a bibliography at the bottom of the article. The sources are trustworthy websites and articles. The information found in this article is valid because I have noticed that it is repeated in other sources. 

Purpose: The purpose of writing this article is to make people aware of the problems with coral reefs and how coral reefs impact humans. It is biased towards liking the coral reefs but the bias does not influence the information. 

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Watch now: NOVA | Two Weeks Under the Sea | PBS Video

Aquanauts study the health of marine organisms—by becoming their neighbors.
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Currency: This website is very current as it was published in August of 2014.

Relevance: This is intended for those interested in coral reefs and their climates.

Authority: The information is scholarly because it is from PBS. This is also an extremely credible source because it is purely footage and interviews of people living life underwater for 2 weeks. 

Accuracy: The source matches the topic as there is a bibliography and other references below the video.

Purpose: The purpose of this video is to inform people of how much can be accomplished in the studying of coral reefs and what their results were.

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GREENR | - Journal Article

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Currency: This information was published July 31, 2010 and has not been revised. The information is not out of date because through more research I have found that it is still relevant. 

Relevance: The intended audience is adults concerned about the coral reefs. The information is very detailed, giving statistics to back up claims. The information is related to the topic because it discusses the largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef. The lexile level is 1460 so the intended reading level is very high.

Authority: The information is scholarly because it is from a trustworthy source. It was written by someone from the North Queensland Register but the author's name is not denoted. It is a journal article and is peer reviewed.

Accuracy: The source matches the topic. There is a bibliography at the end of the article that lists several trustworthy sources. I can verify the claims made in the article. 

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to inform people about the water quality of the Great Barrier Reef. There is no bias because it is all factual. 

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