Endangered Animals

There are 4 main reasons why animals become endangered:
a. Destruction of habitat
b. Pollution
c. Hunting and Fishing
d. Exotic species

1. Choose an endangered animal from this site: http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html or http://animal.discovery.com/guides/endangered/endangered.html

2. Print out these trading cards and fill in the information:
http://www.abcteach.com/free/t/tradingcards_endangeredanimal.pdf
or use this form:
http://www.abcteach.com/free/e/endangered_species_report.pdf

3. Share your information with your class.

4. Create a visual display of your information and create a class map using voice thread, bulletin board, wiki, blog posts, presentation, smilebox, google earth, etc. (send this link to Jennifer when you are ready to share)

5. Brainstorm as a class what you could do (as a class and as individuals) to help prevent more animals from becoming endangered. (Perhaps write letters, recycle, catch and release, etc) and share these ideas with others.

6. Do you have a zoo nearby -- visit it -- and speak with the zoo keepers. Listen to their ideas on how to prevent more animals being added to the endangered list.

7. Choose one or more endangered animals to adopt in your class this year. Post a picture of that (those) animals and each month check the internet for more information on that animal.


 

NET*S STANDARDS

1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes
using technology. Students:
a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work ollaboratively, including at a distance,
to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments
and media.
b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.


RESOURCES

http://www.abcteach.com/free/e/endangeredspecies1_researchreport.pdf
http://www.abcteach.com/free/s/sign_endangeredanimals_bw.pdf
http://edhelper.com/endangered_species.htm
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/endangsp.html
http://www.planetozkids.com/oban/wordpuz/html/endangered-animals.htm
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/read180/community/pdfs/rBkproj_A_W7_E.pdf


CLASSROOM SUBMISSIONS

Darcy Maxwell's Class
Marilyn Whatley's Class
Christina Swinn's Class

Valerie Woistman's Class
Donna Stone's Class Pictures: