Endangered species Teacher Resources
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What is an Endangered Species?
Here are two well-designed, and easy-to-follow lesson plans on endangered species for your third graders. The focus is on the bison; the history of the slaughter of the animals in the 1800's, and the story of how they were saved from extinction at the very last moment.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Bring Earth science and language arts together in this lesson, which prompts learners to identify animals on the verge of extinction. They discuss how the impact of humans has caused the decline of animal populations due to deforestation, pollution, and hunting.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Save an Endangered Species
Have your young learners work in pairs to find and research an endangered species. They use research to develop ideas about saving their animal from extinction. Pairs develop a three-dimensional model of the animal's habitat. Then, they design an advertisement with a way to save their animal.
4th - 8th Science
Introduce your students to the idea that some animals have become endangered. Students work together in small groups to determine why the animal assigned to them has become endangered. They conduct Internet research about their animal and then create an endangered animal trading card listing the animal name, description, food, threats, and location.
We all have a goal in life and need perseverance to accomplish them. The class defines perseverance, reads about the work of Jane Goodall while considering how she persevered for the good of her animal friends. They then complete a research project focused on perseverance and building awareness about endangered species.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Erase It! Endangered Animals
Students discover why many animals, insects, and birds are becoming extinct. They understand the importance of the food chain and how disturbing one area of it can cause havoc with wildlife. They discover how they can make a difference in protecting endangered species by respecting animal habitats and teaching others to do the same.
1st - 12th Science
Conserving our Spectacular, Vulnerable Coral Reefs
A three-minute clip covers a new strategy for protecting the coral reefs of Fiji while still allowing fishermen to harvest the fish that people survive on. Connectivity is the name of the game. This colorfully animated resource is a worthy example of sustainable practices that you can use as a discussion-starter on sustainability or protecting endangered species and special habitats.
3 mins 5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Endangered Species-- It's Not Too Late
Students understand the importance of saving endangered species. In this endangered species lesson, students choose an endangered species and create a fund raising project to help save their chosen animal. Students create posters and bookmarks for sale at their fundraiser.
3rd - 5th Science
Endangered Species... It's Not Too Late
Students choose an endangered species to research and report on. For this endangered species lesson, students complete a worksheet to gather information about their endangered animal and then use to write a book about the animal and protecting it from extinction.
3rd - 5th Science
Endangered Species...It's Not Too Late
Students research an animal that is an endangered species. In this animals that are endangered lesson, students research and create a book about their endangered species. Students include why they are endangered and what can be done to save them.
3rd - 5th Science
Endangered Animals: Hawaii
Learners locate regions in Hawaii where specific endangered animals live. They describe habitats, identify reasons why the species has become endangered, consider how a healthy environment for wildlife contributes to a healthy environment for people and illustrate how endangered species are linked to environmental quality.
K - 5th Science
Endangered animals are the focus of this simple instructional activity. Learners use the resources provided to conduct research on an endangered animal, answering questions relating to the animal's habitat, eating habits, etc. Then they create a trading card to display what they have learned about their animal of choice.
Endangered Species in the Sonoran Desert
Middle schoolers identify and explain some caused of endangerment and extinction for species as well as explain the effects of extinction on an ecosystem. Teachers use this lesson plan before teaching students about collecting insects or plants.
6th - 8th Science
New Review Puzzled About Conservation
Raise children's awareness about conservation with this series of vocabulary activities. Offering riddles about endangered species and a crossword puzzle involving key terms relating to conservation, these fun worksheets will engage young scientists in learning about the impact of humans on animals from around the globe.
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable