You will pick your book in Mrs. Mathew’s meeting on May 24th.
DUE DATES: POST COMMENTS EVERY 2 WEEKS!
Each student will have to make his/her own entry and comment on TWO other student entries each post date.
- What did you think about the reading?
- What did you learn?
- What questions do you still have?
THE HOT ZONE: A TERRIFYING TRUE STORY
This is not textbook reading! Your summer reading is an exciting book about science.
Yes, there are people who love science so much that they spend their time researching and writing books about it and there are people who love science even more that they spend their time reading these science books. You too may become one of these people, Young Grasshopper!
A bit about The Hot Zone:
The Ebola virus kills nine out of ten of its victims so quickly and gruesomely that even biohazard experts are terrified. It is airborne, it is extremely contagious, and in the winter of 1989, it seemed about to burn through the suburbs of
The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story in depth, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their outbreaks in the human race. From a remote African cave hot with Ebola virus, to an airplane over Africa that is carrying a sick passenger who dissolves into a human virus bomb, to the confines of a Biosafety Level 4 military lab where scientists risk their lives studying lethal substances that could kill them quickly and horribly, The Hot Zone describes situations that a few years ago would have been taken for science fiction. As the tropical wildernesses of the world are destroyed, previously unknown viruses that have lived undetected in the rain forest for eons are entering human populations. The appearance of AIDS is part of a larger pattern, and the implications for the future of the human species are terrifying.