This project was created to allow students to choose a chemical they are interested in researching and apply some of the main concepts from the semester to their chosen chemical. Its a great way to do a research project in first semester chemistry that aligns with the concepts covered in the content of the course. I typically have students create google slideshows in the computer lab that they share with me so that I can monitor their progress throughout the semester. This can also easily be done on PowerPoint however, google slideshow eliminates the possibility that students will have a computer crash at home and lose all their work or forget their usb drive or any number of other random mishaps. I also split the grade up into checkpoints for the students so I can give feedback along the way and also so that students don't procrastinate and leave the entire project until the night before the project is due. I get much higher quality results this way. I usually have students present their slideshows at the end of the semester. Feel free to adjust the point values and timeline to suit the needs of your classroom.