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- Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
Endangered species Teacher Resources
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Students understand the importance of saving endangered species. In this endangered species instructional activity, 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. Students write a reflection in their journals about this fund-raising activity.
Bring Earth science and language arts together in this lesson plan, 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. Additionally, they answer hypothetical questions about saving animals and participate in a class discussion. How can your class personally help animals on the verge of extinction?
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.
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.
Albrecht Durer created a highly textured stamp or print of a rhinoceros. To better understand which animals are near extinction, upper graders create similar prints of endangered animals they've researched. The six-day lesson includes multiple web links, materials lists, and full instructions on the art process.
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.
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.
In this geography worksheet, high schoolers 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 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.