Here is what I have to do:
For your term paper, you are to identify and describe an amazing idea. Your text should contain:
1. A clear explanation of the amazing scientific discovery.
2. An account of how the discovery was made.
Your amazing idea must be drawn from standard science. The goal is not to report on wild speculation that someone, someday thinks might become regular science. You are to seek an amazing discovery that has already become regular science.
Focus on the rational basis of the discovery. Your account of how the discovery was made should focus on what led the scientist or scientists to the discovery and the reasons that they found to believe in its correctness. You need not distract yourself with incidental biographical or other background facts unless they are important to understanding the grounding of the discovery.
Keep the discovery narrow. It is easy to tackle too big a topic. Modern cosmology as theory is far too big for this project. One discovery in it--such as the presence of dark matter in galaxies--is already quite a big enough topic for this paper. If in doubt, narrow the topic.
The discovery must be in science and not technology. While the achievements of modern technology are amazing, they are not our concern in this paper. You should be looking at things we know, not things we make. Sometimes the latest technology has an amazing scientific discovery behind it; that discovery could be the focus of a paper. If you do decide to pursue a scientific discovery that lies behind some new advance in technology, be careful; very often those discoveries are complicated and can make the paper hard to write.
Sparknotes: I need a scientific discovery (not technological) that is backed by a lot of support and evidence. For instance: the discovery of the electron.
Please and Thank you :)