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344 resources with the concept endangered species

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Why the Evolutionary Epic Matters: Crash Course Big History #203

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Imagine a world where the only animals roaming the earth are domesticated. One day, we might not have to imagine the scenario of no wild animals—and that day approaches faster than predicted. A video explains the evolution from...
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Sustainability and Extinction

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Galapagos Penguins are the only penguins on earth that live north of the equator (in the wild). In this last lesson a discussion on how the Galapagos islands developed their populations and diversity sparks the introduction. Two...
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Study Jams! Population Growth

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Along came a spider, who sat down beside her. She screamed, but RJ wouldn't smash it because spiders are a limiting factor for other insects in an ecosystem. In this video, other common limiting factors for populations are listed....
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Conserving our Spectacular, Vulnerable Coral Reefs

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
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...
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Save an Endangered Species

For Teachers 4th - 8th
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...

Planning Your Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewMake it a great proposal! Class members play the role of marine scientists and choose from a variety of whales considered endangered they would like to study. Scholars then create applications for permits to conduct research of the...
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Biodiversity

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does biodiversity affect ecosystems? An insightful presentation covers the concept of biodiversity and its importance. It takes a look at extinction and endangered and threatened species as well as biodiversity hot spots around the...
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Pollution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Over the course of 10 days, scholars take a pre-assessment to place them in one of three leveled groups. Whole-class and in small groups, pupils take part in read-alouds, field trips, hands-on activities, and complete learning contracts...
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Understanding and Predicting Changes in Population Size – Exponential and Logistic Population Growth Models vs. Complex Reality

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Salmonella poisoning impacts over 200,000 people in the United States each year. Scholars learn about the growth of these bacteria using multiple approaches. Then they apply the same growth calculations to endangered species and think...
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Everest Extremes: Biodiversity

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How many animals can live in a climate as cold as Mount Everest's? Find out with a science lesson all about biodiversity. Activities include research, presentations, group work, coloring maps, and a simulation of a food web.
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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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News Flash!

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Extra, extra, read all about it! Scholars research information on endangered species and produce a news report to share their findings with the rest of the class. In groups, they then consider engineering solutions to problems on habitat...
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Cat Fishin

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Let's go fishing together. The lesson looks at the giant catfish from two perspectives. Mathematically, pupils develop a scatter plot and best fit line pertaining to the size while others take a scientific look at the reason for their...
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Wolves Can Be a Bit Coy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It turns out wolves are not quite as wolfish as they used to be. Part of a larger playlist  on mammals, the video offers an in-depth look at the wolf populations of today which, in some cases, are more coyote than wolf. The narrator...
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The Flapper and the Panda

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What do a New York socialite and a panda bear cub have in common? An intriguing video from a larger playlist on mammals presents the story of America's first captive panda, Su Lin. Follow the adventurous tale from the bamboo forests of...
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Pangolins

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Whether you call it a walking artichoke, or a pinecone anteater, pangolins are pretty cool! The narrator of a video from a larger playlist exploring mammals introduces young zoologists to the pangolin from the specimen room of the Field...
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The Wildlife Forensics Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can science put an end to the poaching of endangered species? Show your young forensic experts how biotechnology can help save wildlife through an exciting electrophoresis lab. Grouped pupils analyze shark DNA to determine if it came...
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Santa Cruz Island - Visible Thinking Routines

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Visible Thinking Routines are designed to help learners deepen their understanding of what they are learning and enable them to communicate their understanding of concepts to others. Individuals adopt one of these routines to use to...
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Santa Cruz Island Restoration Narrative

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What would you be willing to do to save an animal from extinction? After re-viewing a video about the restoration of the Island Fox on Santa Cruz Island, individuals adopt the point of view of one of the key players in the debate and...
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Human Impact on the Food Web of Santa Cruz Island

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when a non-native species is introduced onto an island? Santa Cruz Island, part of the Channel Island chain located off the coast of southern California, provides the perfect laboratory for young environmental scientists to...
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The Lorax

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Reinforce concepts and bring awareness to important environmental concerns with activities designed to work alongside Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. Scholars take part in counting, drawing, character building, experimenting, and more! 
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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 Man and the Wolf

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Human attitudes toward the big bad wolf come into focus in a photo essay that asks viewers to consider their own feelings about the endangered species.
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Section Three: What's the Status of Biodiversity?

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Biodiversity is essential for every habitat, but many species are at risk due to pollution and other factors. Explore several different species native to Illinois in a gallery walk with posters that learners have created after research...