Students read and discuss an article about the current mass extinction of species, then calculate extinction rates and analyze data to compare modern rates to the background extinction rate.
Environmental Science (General and AP), Biology, Algebra, English Language Arts
Individual reading, individual worksheet
Prep: < 5 minutes
Activity: 20 minutes (Part 1); 20 minutes (Part 2)
BR = Background Reading
CS = Case Study
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