Learning About Endangered Species
There Is Still Time
Science The National Wildlife Federation has an excellent site that explains that "endangered" means there is still time to save species in peril. The site blog.nwf.org includes specifics about how we can help these animals. Assign teams to a particular animal or species. Use this site for research and then do group reports that focus on using the time that is left.
What Are Endangered Species?
The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand the meaning of endangered species and to explore what causes some plants and animals to become extinct.
Why Are Species Endangered?
Using this lesson will orient students to the plight of endangered species, will help them understand, and gain perspective on human issues that continue to endanger species and that threaten our global environment.
Erase It! Endangered Animals
Students identify individual animals that are on the endangered species list. Students sketch the animals and write a summary of the animal, its habitat, etc., which is posted with the illustration.
People and Endangered Species
This lesson provides students with an overview of some endangered species and of the ways that human activities contribute to species endangerment. Students will also be asked to devise their own species protection plans.