This is an assignment created for my Life Science class covering the causes of extinction in species, and also a presentation on extinct animal species. The first part of the assignment is a 4-square assignment where students are asked to summarize and describe the common causes of extinction of animal species. Next students are asked to pick one extinct animal species to research and create a Powerpoint presentation or poster to present. Assignment can be done by students alone or in pairs. Ideally the research project would be done in a computer lab or with access to a laptop cart.