Puzzled About Conservation

Raise children's awareness about conservation with this series of vocabulary activities. Offering riddles about endangered species and a crossword puzzle involving key terms relating to conservation, these fun worksheets will engage young scientists in learning about the impact of humans on animals from around the globe.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the activities as learning centers at the beginning of a science unit on conservation in the upper-elementary grade levels
  • After completing these activities, have students choose an endangered animal to research and report on
  • After completing the endangeed animal riddles, have children create their own and share them with their peers
Classroom Considerations

  • Prior to performing these activities, visit your school or local public library and gather a collection of resources on endangered animals for use during the riddle activity
Pros

  • Answer keys are included for both the riddles and crossword puzzle
  • Word banks are provided to support students with each activity
  • The crossword puzzle offers clear sentence frames that support children with completing the activity
Cons

  • None
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