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CCSS: 6.EE.B.6, MP2, MP4, MP5
YOUR MISSION: As you read, write and solve inequalities about the life of Mary Shelley (1797-1851). When she was 18 years old, she wrote Frankenstein, creating the world’s most memorable monster. Use the online answer sheet to record your answers.
When dividing any number by a fraction, you can use the reciprocal of the divisor to rewrite the sentence as multiplication. In a reciprocal, a fraction’s numerator and the denominator are flipped. All other numbers should be written as improper fractions.
A. During the Year Without a Summer, temperatures fell by at least 0.7° Fahrenheit. Write this as an inequality using the variable t.
B. Graph the inequality on your online answer sheet.
A. The group read a book of German ghost stories that had more than 600 pages. Write this as an inequality using the variable p.
A. Polidori wrote The Vampyre, one of the first novellas featuring a vampire. When published, the novella was less than 100 pages long. Write this inequality using the variable n.
A. Inspired by an exhibition she saw where an early battery made a dead frog’s legs twitch, Mary wrote about using electricity to bring a corpse to life. The battery generated no more than 3.75 volts of electricity. Write this inequality using the variable v.
A. Mary’s nightmare was at most 30 minutes long. Express this as an inequality using the variable d.
A. Mary possibly named the scientist Victor Frankenstein after Frankenstein Castle. It’s more than 11 miles outside Gernsheim, Germany. Write this inequality using the variable m.
A. Mary’s original draft of Frankenstein was about 72,000 words long. Percy Shelley suggested she change fewer than 4,000 words. Express this inequality using the variable w.
A. Mary started writing her story in June 1816. She published the novel in January 1818. What’s the maximum number of months that Mary worked on Frankenstein? Write your answer as an inequality using the variable d.
In Frankenstein, a scientist named Victor Frankenstein uses electricity to reanimate a stitched-together body. But he is horrified by his own creation and rejects it. Mary Shelley avoided giving details of the science Frankenstein used to create his creature. If scientists wanted to make a modern version of Frankenstein’s monster, here are some current techniques and technologies they could turn to.
Photo Illustration by Sean McCabe; Universal/Kobal/Shutterstock (Monster); scotspencer/Getty Images (Electricity); francisblack/Getty Images (Machine); iStockPhoto/Getty Images (All Other Images)
Doctors can transplant tissues such as the cornea (outer layer of the eye), nerves, skin, cartilage, and bones. They can also transplant organs—including the kidneys, liver, heart, lungs, pancreas, and intestine—from one body to another.
2. LAB-GROWN PARTS
An ear can be grown from cells on a scaffold, or support structure, in the lab. The same process can be used to generate skin, blood vessels, and muscle.
3. MECHANICAL ORGANS
Machines can replace or aid certain organs. An artificial heart can pump blood through the body. Dialysis machines operate outside the body to filter blood, performing the function of the kidneys.
4. BIONIC COMPONENTS
If bone or muscle transplants aren’t available, robotic exoskeletons can support the limbs, or prostheses (artificial limbs) can replace them. The most advanced prostheses can be connected to the brain to follow its commands.