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159 resources with the concept wildlife

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CSI Wildlife

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can DNA fingerprinting prevent the extinction of elephants? Young scientists learn about DNA fingerprinting before applying their knowledge to case studies of elephant poaching. The first case requires them to match the DNA from a tusk...
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Fire Ecology on the Rim

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An engaging unit on wildfires includes three sections, including a background section with eight lessons and five activities, a field experience section with 13 lessons and five activities, and a conclusion section featuring an analysis...

Who Is Faster?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
New ReviewAm I going to catch it? Individuals time how long it takes them to walk, jog, and run a given distance and calculate their speed. They then research two animals and find their speeds. Using a chart, pupils compare the speeds of the...
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Take-a-Hike

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Learn about nature and health all in one set of lessons. Individuals use a scavenger hunt to record observations during a nature hike. They then complete activities to categorize their observations and rate the health of the habitat for...
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Animal Diversity and Tracking

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What exactly are those glowing eyes in the night? Learners run an experiment to attract local wildlife and then document the number of visitors by identifying their tracks. They then analyze the data to draw conclusions about the types...
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WildCam Gorongosa

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
After years of war and unrest, how quickly will nature recover? Started as a project to track lion populations, WildCam Gorongosa now tracks many species. Through hidden camera evidence, scientists know species are returning to the area....
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Maltese Cross Cabin

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
The Maltese Cross Cabin, a frontier residence of Theodore Roosevelt, is a time capsule that commemorates Roosevelt's time in the Dakota territory. An explanatory video and response guide takes students on a virtual tour of the wooden...
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Should We Let Pandas Go Extinct?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Should cuteness be the top priority in wildlife conservation efforts? Science scholars ponder the process of determining how best to spend conservation dollars in an insightful video. The narrator discusses the strategy of conserving...
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The Value of Ecotourism

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To sell or not to sell — that is the dilemma many Kenyan ranchers face. Young scholars research the economic decision these ranchers must consider. As agribusiness moves in, there are real threats to wildlife habitat, that learners take...
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Key Deer: Evolution and Species Survival

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
When we think of endangered species, we often think of far away places and exotic animals, but one of the most endangered species on the planet right now lives in the Florida Keys. The lesson explains how geological change influences...
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How Does Energy Affect Wildlife?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is wildlife affected the same way by different electricity generation methods? Teams work together to research four electricity generation sources and their impacts on wildlife. The teams create a summary report and share their findings. 
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California Kelp Forest Restoration

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
This unit is so cool, you won't be able to "kelp" yourself! Intended for all grades, this science and activity guide for teachers offers a unique opportunity to understand kelp's role as a valuable ecological resource. Teachers and...
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Wildlife Habitat Checklist

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Take a walk on the wild side with a project about animal habitats. After kids observe a chosen animal in its home, they describe the animal's food and water sources, shelter, and how it raises its young. They then write a short fictional...
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Population Limiting Factors ~ Boom or Bust!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There was a situation in the Kaibab desert of Arizona during which the deer population exploded. Wildlife biologists examine historical data using a graphing calculator in order to learn about population growth, limiting factors, and...
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Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 5: Group Presentations

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Although a group presentation is not novel assignment, this one provides supporting resources: a newsletter introducing the project and a grading rubric. Each group is assigned a different biotic community in Arizona to research and...
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Soils

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students apply knowledge of soil, environmental impacts, economics, multiple human demands, and use given data for a proposed scenario in making land use decisions. They debate land use issues and/or scenarios and discuss a case study.
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Game Management

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Many factors that lead to conserving wildlife are covered on these slides.  The meanings and definitions are clear, and the specific topics covered are relevant and complete. This slideshow would be very useful to include in a science,...
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Habitat for Sale

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
New ReviewWhere would this animal like to live? Pupils choose an animal and write an ad to advertise that animal's habitat or home. For a little fun, learners create the newspaper ads to provide enough detail for classmates to guess what animal...
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Schoolyard Biodiversity Investigation Educator Guide

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
In 1980, in the tropical rainforests of Panama, scientists discovered 1,200 species of beetles living in and around just 19 trees, with most of the species new to science—that's biodiversity! In the activity, learners work in teams to...
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Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 6: Managing for Humans and Lions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Wildlife biologists take on one of six different roles in order to discuss the management of mountain lions in Arizona. A detailed handout is provided for each participant and a chart for stakeholders to take notes during the community...
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This Is Tanzania

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students study the volcanic history and the wildlife of Tanzania. They examine how most Tanzanians live on a subsistence agricultural economy.
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Cats and Dogs, Wild and Domestic

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this cats and dogs, wild and domestic worksheet, students read two long passages on the history of cats and dogs, then answer questions about picture cards.
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Sustainable Development and Africa's Wildlife Reserves

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce the topic of sustainable development. Using Africa as an example, high schoolers will read about these types of projects and how they are protecting their wildlife in reserves. They analyze the role of globalization in these...
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Wildlife Conservation I

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Focusing on the wildlife in their area, learners identify endangered and threatened species and what these animals need to survive. While this instructional activity involves animals in the Long Island area, it could be adapted for use...