Monday, December 8, 2008

The Hot Zone

Now that you've read the first part of The Hot Zone, what is your impression of Ebola, the scientists, and the repercussions of an outbreak? As you continue to read, answer each of the following prompts at least once.

To reply, click on the # Comments link at the end of blog entry, type your response in the Leave A Comment box, and under Choose Your Identity choose the Name/URL option, and type only your first name in the space provided. In addition to each of your reponses, respond to at least two of your classmates in a thoughtful manner by Dec. 19.

Write a full response to each of the following prompts:

  1. What is your opinion of what you just read?
  2. Is there an issue that you agree with? Disagree with?
  3. What steps or techniques did the scientists use to complete their job?
  4. List five science-related vocabulary words and define them.
  5. Write a letter to one of the characters.
  6. Write a letter to the author.
  7. Which character would you like to be? Why?
  8. Summarize what you have just read. (Entire book or a section)
  9. Draw a picture of something you read. Be sure to include a caption and explain why the illustration is important to the book. (Optional hand-in assignment)

I hope this foray into the minds of scientists, military and civilian personnel, and the peculiar spread of a virus will cause you to stop and reflect.