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Endangered Mammals: African and Asian Elephants

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept of endangered mammals. In this elephants instructional activity, students research Internet resources regarding African and Asian elephants.
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African Elephants

For Students 4th - 5th
For this elephant worksheet, students read several factual paragraphs about African elephants. Students then answer several questions about the animals.
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Survey Methods

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How many African elephants are on earth? How do scientists answer a question like that? An interactive resource explains a variety of survey methods and their advantages and disadvantages. It connects the need for a survey to...
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Picture Scramble: African Elephant, Savanna Baboon, Dik-dik

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this science and visual discrimination worksheet, learners examine images of an African elephant, savanna baboon and dik-dik. Next to each picture is the same image which has been divided into 9 pieces and scrambled. Students place...
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Elephants

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore elephants.  In this elephant art instructional activity, students compare Asian and African elephants, and draw an elephant by following step by step instructions from the teacher.
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Africa: Elephant Adjectives Worksheet

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this African elephant worksheet, students write six adjectives that describe the elephant in the center of the graphic organizer. Students use each of their adjectives in a sentence.
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Elephant Earth Adventures . . .

For Students 4th - 6th
In this reading comprehension about African elephants worksheet, students read factual passages about their physical characteristics, amazing facts, tusk uses, ears, trunk, skin, movement, food needs, extended families, and the active...
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The Asian And African Elephants

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this science worksheet, students use Internet research to compare the Asian and the African elephants. Students fill out a chart with 13 facts comparing and contrasting the two elephant species.
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How African Elephants Beat the Heat in the Desert

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How many days can a desert elephant go without water? I think the answer may surprise you! Take a brief journey to an African desert to learn more about the elephant, its crucial role in desert life, and its innate ability to find water...
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Researching Information on the Internet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Practice Internet research skills. Each class member will need Internet access in order to follow along as you model how to search using key words and to do their own research on African and Asian elephants. Their notes will go into a...
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Geography Now! Guinea Bissau

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Its most exported crop is cashews, and it's home to diverse wildlife, including the West African elephant and salt water hippos. Guinea Bissau—a former Portuguese colony—has had its share of troubles, however. With a high rate of poverty...
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King of the Jungle

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this reading for information worksheet, students read a text with information about Asian and African elephants. Students complete 2 pages of exercises about the text including matching words with meanings and labeling a jungle drawing,
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Stories from Africa

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners discuss the size of adult African elephants after a demonstration on their height. They try to guess the animal of discussion based on clues given about their size and characteristics. As a class, they try to identify other...
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African Elephant Overpopulation Problem

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the problem of elephant overpopulation. They identify the components of the watering hole as found in Addo Elephant National Park. They also pretend to be part of the environment and act out the part in a class drama...
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Elephant Ears-African Or Asian

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students investigate the concept of African and Asian elephants. They conduct research while comparing and contrasting the two different types of elephants. The lesson plan has some background information for the teacher to use. Students...
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Look Who's Talking!

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Elephants communicate in ways that humans do not understand. However, scientists are discovering how to understand elephant noises in order to help them, and after reading a passage about this, third graders respond to five comprehension...
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The Great Elephant Census Modeling Activity

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
They say elephants never forget—and your class won't forget an insightful modeling activity either! Junior zoologists take part in a mock elephant census using the sample count and total count methods. The included materials provide...
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Killing Fields

For Students 6th Standards
Poaching elephants for ivory has long been an illegal trade in Africa. Learners read about the activity and efforts to stop elephant poaching. Then, readers respond to six multiple choice and four short answer questions.
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Reading Passage: Killing Fields

For Students 6th Standards
Test scholars' reading comprehension skills with the help of a brief reading passage detailing a well-known poacher. The passage is followed by five questions—four multiple choice, one short answer. 
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Ivory Wars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the controversy surrounding African trade. In this geography lesson, students research the killing of elephants for ivory. Students collaborate to report on the history of the ivory trade and its modern-day developments....
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The African Elephant: Reading Comprehension

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this comprehension worksheet, students read a short paragraph about the African Elephant, then answer 5 multiple choice questions. Answers provided.
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Where is Shirley the Elephant?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young animal lovers engage in a lesson plan that's all about elephants. They access an elephant sanctuary website and read a story about Shirley the elephant. They perform a series of activities based upon that story, and also study...
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Across the Continent

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students complete activities to learn about an African elephant. In this animal study lesson plan, students observe the teacher model the height of an African elephant using a ladder and string. Students compare the size with other...
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African Elephant

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this African elephant worksheet, students discuss facts about the elephant, its lifespan, food it eats, its height and weight. Students then color a picture of the elephant. This one page color sheet contains one picture to color.

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