Question Sheet: A Sense of Danger


Before reading:

  1. Why are natural disasters such as earthquakes so hard to predict? 
  2. Why might animals be able to sense danger better than people can?

During reading:

  1. What is a "sixth sense"? How likely is it that animals have such a power? 
  2. Name two ways in which animals might be able to sense things that people cannot. 
  3. What extraordinary sensory abilities do catfish have? Why do you think these senses are so well-developed in catfish? 
  4. What are Pacinian corpuscles? What might...

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