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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Assignment 1


Read the several sections of this interesting article about "Endangered Species" and develop a 10 question quiz on notebook paper.  Show the question and answers.


Example = Question #1. What does the word endangered mean?


Answer #1 = A term used by international and national organizations to define plants and animals currently in danger of becoming extinct. Although the term endangered is universally used, the definition of an endangered species is greatly varied. In most cases, the factors causing an organism to become endangered are human- related.


Critical Thinking Assignment 2


Read the "KNOW YOUR FACTS" on the right side of the home page. Give a description of each of the 15 vocab. words (Drought thru Winter Storms).  Do this on notebook paper.


Critical Thinking Assignment 3

Read the directions below carefully!!!

Read the article first - then answer the 10 questions below on notebook paper - write the questions and the answers.  Open up two tabs on Google Chrome so you can see these directions at all times.  The answers are found in the reading ~ SO READ THE ARTICLE FIRST!!  The answers are in order on how the story is read, so please do not say you cannot find them - they are in there, you have to try!!! LOOK HARD AND DO NOT GIVE UP - LEARN TO PROBLEM SOLVE ON YOUR OWN **

Q.1 = Name 3 movies that article calls "disaster films".

Q.2 = What is the US Geological Survey Responsible for?

Q.3 = What causes an earthquake?

Q.4 = How far away from the Earth's surface are earthquakes?

Q.5 = How long (time) does it take for an Earthquake to build up enough stress to be dangerous?

Q.6 = What 3 areas in the world have the most frequent earthquakes?

Q.7 = What are the two most important variables (factors) affecting earthquake damage?

Q.8 = How can people mitigate (lessen) the effects of earthquakes (3 ways)?

Q.9 = What is a MEGA-QUAKE?

Q.10= What is earthquake magnitude based on?