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2. See page 813 in your textbook.3. A tremendously powerful telescope in the Caribbean searchesdistant stars for signs of life.4. See page 813 in your textbook.5. Wondering whether humans are alone in the universe, scientistsPage 57Copyright Penn Foster, Inc. 2019Course Version: 3
hope the telescope may provide answers.6. See page 813 in your textbook.7. While scientists have tried to intercept signals from other planets,they have also sent a signal from Earth.8. See page 813 in your textbook.9. The message will take twenty thousand years or more to reach itsdestination.10. See page 813 in your textbook.4.Possible revision:Making sure standard weights and measures are the sameall over the world is an important task. To tradeinternationally, people must be confident that a kilogram inMexico weighs the same as a kilogram in Japan. In the past,countries set standards individually for weighing andmeasuring. One English King egotistically declared a yard tobe the distance from his nose to his thumb. Weight was oncemeasured in barleycorns so unethical merchants soakedbarleycorns in water to make them heavier. Today, themetric system is the worldwide standard, and even theweight of the U.S. pound is based on the standard kilogram.In France, a cylinder made of platinum is the world standardkilogram. This official kilogram is kept securely in an airtightcontainer. Nevertheless, losing a few billionths of a gram ofPage 58Copyright Penn Foster, Inc. 2019Course Version: 3
weight each year, the platinum kilogram might eventuallyaffect world standards. Hoping to find a permanent solution,scientists want to base the kilogram measurement on anunchanging natural phenomenon.1.6 Show your use of the textbook and active readingmethods to understand and analyze textReading and Responding to TextREADING ASSIGNMENTRead this assignment. Then, read Chapter 2 in your textbook.Reading HighlightsPages 25–26The heart of this chapter is a guide toactive reading. Obviously,active is the opposite of passive. For example, you can stare blanklyat an historical landmark, or you can pose questions to yourself. Whowas John D. Rockefeller? Who designed this monument? When?How? Why? In college, reading accounts for a large percentage ofyour course work. You’ll read to learn your course content, to find outwhat assignments you are required to complete, and to do research.In college, you can expectTo be responsible for your own learning, so you’ll need toPage 59Copyright Penn Foster, Inc. 2019Course Version: 3
schedule time for readingTo read selections for academic audiences that will be morechallenging than you’re used toTo read selections with different genres and different purposes,because writers write for a variety of reasonsTo read critically, and to question and challenge the informationpresented to youTo use readings as models, because they can help you improveyour writingTo respond to readings in writing, especially in an online settingPages 26–27As a reader, you have a lot to consider before you even begin an

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