The written report should include clear explanations of the key scientific concepts, as
well as a detailed analysis of your findings and your conclusions.
You are asked to research the phenomenon of mass extinction and its effect on evolution. Over the course of evolutionary history there have been several past mass
extinctions and we may be on the brink of yet another. Your project should first examine past instances of this dramatic event, including possible causes and effects.
Then you should address the possibility that human-induced change may cause another cataclysmic event for species biodiversity, looking at how we are threatening
species survival and predicting what the future world might be like after such an event, according to the theory of evolution. The research should rely on recent
scientific peer-reviewed recent references and sources.
Weighting Grade out of 100
Thoroughness and originality of research, appropriateness of content. Ability to select relevant material 30 %
Explanation and understanding of scientific concepts 30%
Analysis and ability to identify links between the main themes of the
Presentation of concepts, synthesis and sequencing of ideas and clarity ofexplanations 15%
Referencing (appropriate sources and use of referencing, accuratereferencing style in text and in reference list)10%