Please include a written narrative in the footnotes so that it can

Please include a written narrative in the footnotes so that it can be read by the presenter.


Objective: Develop an audio-narrated PowerPoint presentation based on the research you have conducted about your chosen weather event.

Assignment Instructions: Using the course project steps completed to date, you will develop your presentation based on the work you submitted for Assignments 1 and 2 as well as the feedback you were given.

To prepare for this assignment, I recommend that you do the following:

Read these directions carefully.

[Review the grading rubric below. The grading rubric is a detailed evaluation that I will use to assess your performance. It also will help you understand what is expected of you as you prepare your assignment.]

Message me with any questions!

Presentation requirements:

Your presentation will be submitted as an audio-narrated PowerPoint. For instructions on how to create audio narration in PowerPoint, see the following link: Record a Slide Show With Narration. Audio narration is a requirement!

There must be a visual element (e.g., photos, videos, graphs, figures).

Your presentation must contain approximately 10-15 slides (excluding references) and run approximately 5-10 minutes.

Please note that less than 10% of your presentation should contain direct quotes.

Proper use and pronunciation of scientific terminology are required. For help with pronunciation, see this link: Meriam-Webster Medical Dictionary

Be sure to properly cite your work, both internal to the presentation as well as within the reference slide (this includes photos, graphs, figures, videos, etc.).

All references listed on the reference slide should be cited internally within the presentation, and vice versa.

You will submit this presentation to your classmates to review and discuss as a part of the Week Eight Discussion.

The required elements: Your presentation should contain the following elements in the order listed below.

In addition, I expect that any feedback provided to you from Assignment 1: Annotated Bibliography and Assignment 2: The Outline be incorporated into this assignment. Please go back and review those comments.

Introduction Slide(s) – this section must contain the following:

Student Introduction

Topic selection and reason for selecting

When weather event occurred

Where weather event take place

Who was impacted by weather event

Why is weather event relevant and important

Content Slides – this section must contain the following four main subtopics (the subsections below each subtopic are recommendations to use if appropriate to your disease/condition):


Factors instrumental in creating favorable conditions for this weather event (i.e., surface heating, upper level disturbances, frontal convergence, etc.)

Societal Impacts

Short-term impacts this weather event had on society (i.e. evacuations, power outages, property damage, injuries, loss of life, etc.)

Long-term impacts this weather event had on society (i.e. economic losses, homelessness, mass relocations, etc.)

Weather Readiness

Plans to minimize, mitigate, or avoid future impacts from similar weather events (i.e. investing in weather radios or weather apps, evacuation plans, recovery centers, improving infrastructure, etc.)

Conclusion Slide – this section must contain four to six points that sum up the main topics of the presentation.

Reference Slide (and Internal Citations) – this section must contain the following:

Internal citations – This is not just a separate section; rather, referencing should occur throughout the presentation via parenthetical citations anytime you paraphrase, make direct quotes, or use visual components from other sources. Please be sure to cite any language, images, videos, etc. in the presentation that should be cited.

Reference Slide – Your paper should also have a final reference slide listing 5-10 credible sources researched for your presentation.

Do not include your summary/evaluation from Assignment 1: Annotated Bibliography; simply list the references utilized in your presentation in APA format on the reference slide.

Additional Resources:

Presentation Tips and Guidelines

APA – In-Text Citations: The Basics

APA – Reference List: Basic Rules

Submission Instructions:

Follow the assignment instructions, and do the following:

You must submit your Research Presentation as a “Microsoft PowerPoint” document using the template provided.

To browse for the file you want to submit, click Add a File. You can attach files from your local computer or storage device, a personal locker, a group locker, or Brightspace ePortfolio. Enter any comments you want to submit with the file. Click Submit.

Papers will be automatically added to and checked against the standard Turnitin repositories. Originality reports will be returned to the faculty and student in roughly 15 minutes of the submission. Multiple submissions are allowed before the due date. If you wish to learn more about and how to access, a plagiarism detection website, these are available from the APUS Online Library.

ERSC180 Course book

Weather, Climate, and Climate Change: Human Perspectives 

O’Hare, Greg; Sweeney, John; Wilby, Rob