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Students research endangered animals, identify threats to their survival, and brainstorm ways to erase those threats. They use measuring skills and problem-solving strategies to create and bind informational books.
Emerging ecologists examine endangered species by visiting the US Environmental Protection Agency website. They consider human contribution to the decline of different species. They research an endangered animal and then craft a poster  to increase awareness of that animal's plight. The lesson plan is well-written, providing plenty of background information for the teacher and links to student worksheets.
Students explore the concept of endangered species and learn the names of selected types in Spanish and English. They categorize selected cat species as "endangered" or "not endangered" developed in a short passage in Spanish and English.
Even kids in grades two through five can start thinking about the part they play in sustaining endangered species.  They consider what endangered species are, how they become endangered, and what conservationists can do to help. In small groups, pupils create posters that express the threats their particular animal faces and what humans can do to change a dire outcome. The posters are presented to the whole class and a shared discussion can then ensue. 
Students watch video clips of endangered animals. They imagine a small garden in front of a house and describe the living and non-living things that could interact to make up a garden eco-system.
In this geography worksheet, students identify how to manipulate data on a range of endangered species. They create a bar graph of endangered animals from Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, or South America. Students use a spreadsheet on the computer to do this activity.
Students read aloud novel Hoot, by Carl Hiassen, choose endangered animal, complete individual research projects related to their interest, prepare persuasive writing piece, and compare and contrast two endangered animals.
Students explore the Endangered Species Act and the work of scientists who strive to protect 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. Emphasize the use of summary to help your class synthesize the information they learn from their research.
Learn how your school can join numerous conservation organizations in celebrating Endangered Species Day on May 17th.
Students research endangered animals and plants.  In this biology instructional activity, students are read Will We Miss Them? Endangered Species by Alexandra Wright before they begin searching for information to complete an endangered species booklet.  The instructional activity lists what each page of the booklet should include.
Eighth graders research an endangered species using the web and write original poems about the animals and create a coloring page for a class book. Books be bound and disseminated to elementary school students.
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. Learners view a PowerPoint presentation, watch a video, and then create a picture book showing where bison live today.
Fourth graders research different endangered animals in media center as part of unit on Earth Day, animals, and environment, create project based around multiple intelligence related to an endangered animal, and produce Powerpoint presentation.
For this endangered species worksheet, young scholars analyze a double bar graph of endangered species in 1980 and 2000. Students answer 4 short answer questions about the data on the graph.
Eighth graders research an endangered species on the Internet.  In this creative lesson students take the information they learned about their species and write a poem about their endangered animal.
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.
Students construct a Powerpoint presentation on endangered animals. In this technology lesson, students use the Internet to gather research notes on an endangered animal. Students use an outline to create a Powerpoint presentation on their endangered animal.
High schoolers research and publish information about an endangered species on the school's web site. In this endangered species lesson, students choose an at-risk species to research. They publish their research information on the school's web site.
Students examine the theme of extinction in relation o endangered species on the planet. In this endangered species lesson, students explore the topic of pollution as it pertains to this theme. Students discover how they can make a difference in the fate of endangered species and examine the plight of the Florida Panther. Students research how environmentalists help endangered species.

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