*Video is necessary for completion of this worksheet.
*I SHOULDN'T BE ALIVE is a Discovery Channel series that is excellent for incorporating a wide range of science facts with gripping true life survival stories. Production quality and information in each episode is excellent and perfect for grades 7-12 in either science, social studies, or language arts classes.
This worksheet is for the episode LEFT FOR DEAD ON EVEREST (Season 4, Episode 15).
Episode Summary: In May 2006 climber Lincoln Hall summits Mt. Everest but on the way down he develops life threatening cerebral edema. Sherpas, themselves at risk in the low oxygen death zone, assist his descent but abandon him at 28,000 feet when he falls unconscious and is believed beyond help. During the night Lincoln, his death already announced, awakens and that morning is found by Dan Mazur and his group of climbers during their summit attempt.
Provided is a question worksheet to accompany the episode which focuses on science topics like: human body injuries, extreme temperature, dehydration, frostbite, cerebral edema, and survival techniques.
Questions on the assignment go in order and will help students focus on key science topics including: malaria, dehydration, weather, and survival skills. The worksheet is given as a MS-Word document which will allow easy modifying to fit your class. Answer key is not provided.
*The episode needed for viewing can be purchased through a variety of sellers as streaming viewing (including Amazon.com or Microsoft.com). Episodes also still air on Animal Planet, Science Channel, and National Geographic Channel. I highly recommend tracking down this series, students love it!
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