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Now You See Me...
by John Sudolcan, TX

Extinction in Natural Science: LC Guided Practice Unit

Student Name____________________________ Period________________ Due Date_________________


Section I: C Layer††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† 70 points

1.†††††††††††† Listen to lectures and take notes every day†† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 05 pts

2.†††††††††††† Design a poster board with the content vocabulary provided††††††††††††††† 10 pts

3.†††††††††††† Write a 1 page essay talking about 3 extinct species of animal†† 15 pts

4.†††††††††††† Read chapter 7 (Extinction in Our World) and answer

††††††††††††††† chapter questions††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 10 pts

5.†††††††††††† Read 2 of the 3 articles Iíve selected on extinction and

††††††††††††††† give a brief oral summary of the articles you chose†††† ††††††††††††††† 15 pts

6.†††††††††††† Watch the video (Oh No! Iíve gone extinct!) and answer

††††††††††††††† the questions at the end of the video†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 10 pts

7.†††††††††††† Find up to 4 current newspaper, magazine, or internet

articles dealing with the latest news on extinction††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 05 pts††††

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† per article

8.†††††††††††† Work 2 out of 3 worksheets provided†††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 10 pts

9.†††††††††††† Make a list of 10 or more extinct animal species and

††††††††††††††† draw pictures of each†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 15 pts

10.††††††††† Write a poem or song about how dinosaurs became extinct††††††††††††††† 10 pts

12.††††††††† Design a model of an extinct animal using modeling clay††††††† ††††††††††††††† 10 pts

13.††††††††† Make and wear a T-Shirt to class featuring the pictures

of at least 3 extinct animals†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 10 pts


Section II: B Layer††††††††††† (Choose only one)†††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 10 points

        Use a poster board to create your very own original animal!

Describe its habitat, diet, and the reason it became extinct.

Use a lot of color and imagination!

         Go to the zoo and interview one of the zoo keepers on

how they are keeping certain species from going extinct.

         Create a 12 slide PowerPoint presentation on your plans

to save the Black Rhino from Extinction!


Section III: A Layer††††††††††† (Choose only one)†††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 20 points

         Record a 8-15 minute video of a television show talking

about how different life would be without the ďBig Bang.Ē

         Write a one page essay arguing why humans will one

day go extinct.

         Draw a picture of the animal kingdom if humans would

have gone extinct 3000 years ago. Which animal would

be the highest on the food chain? Would buildings exist?

explain your answers with a 3 paragraph explanation

on the back of poster board.

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