Of all species that have existed on Earth, 99.9 percent are now extinct. Many of them perished in five cataclysmic events.
According to a recent poll, seven out of ten biologists think we are currently in the throes of a sixth mass extinction. Some say it could wipe out as many as 90 percent of all species living today. Yet other scientists dispute such dire projections.
As our panelists debate the issue, they also consider how one species — Homo sapiens — may be triggering a modern mass extinction. What do you think?
A new quiz on Cell Structure and Function has been posted to Discovery Education! This is a do-over for the one we took in class. Use the link in the right-hand column of this page to get to your Discovery Education account. This quiz is live now and is due on October 20th! Buena Suerte!
Write about the main conflict of the book and its climax. Give at least three examples which reflect this specific conflict. Be sure to identify the conflict as either an internal or external conflict.
Choose one character that changes with the progression of the novel and write about his or her progression. Trace the changes that the character undergoes from the beginning of the novel to the end and support your response with evidence from the text.
Choose ONE (1) of the following writing assignments.
Write a review of the book in the style of a magazine or newspaper literary review. In the review, you will rate the book, describe whether or not you recommend this book, and explain your reasoning for your thoughts.
Imagine you are one of the characters from the story. Write a diary entry from the first person point of view reliving important events from the book.
Explain how the book affected you – What did it mean to you? How did it connect to your life? What have you learned from the story? Be sure to use specific detail from the work to explain your thoughts and feelings.
If you could change the title of the book, what might that title be? Using specific references from the text, explain the appropriateness of the new title.
Explain the significance of the setting to the story. How important is the setting in the story? Why is the story set where it is?
Include drawings, pictures, designs and other artwork that represents the novel.
You must include at least THREE (3) pieces of artwork in your folder.
Make it neat, colorful, and attractive.
PROJECT AND READING JOURNAL ARE DUE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6
We’re going on a field trip to the Peabody Essex Museum on the morning of Thursday, October 30th! Look for the permission slip in your backpacks soon. This is a joint project of the Art and the Science Department and will set the stage for the Fall Exhibition!
6M will be testing during A-Block, 6B will be testing during B-Block! Bring a couple of sharp pencils and a silent reading book. Get plenty of sleep Sunday night! The Fraction Test and Cell Vocabulary Quiz have been postponed to Wednesday!