ECB Surf Report: Animals Here is our collection of Web sites on animals, including endangered species The elementary students who created this site use storytelling to teach and http://www.ecb.org/surf/animals.htm
Extractions: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program provides facts about all U.S. endangered species, with scientific and legal information that makes the site appropriate for older students. Endangered Species Kids Corner , from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, provides information tailored for younger students and includes a with downloadable materials. Keep the Wild Alive , from the National Wildlife Association, is an interactive site that presents basic facts about 25 endangered species, video clips, a detailed explanation of why each species is endangered, and information on what students can do to help. World Wildlife Fund Species Home offers information about many endangered animals and their habitats.
Endangered Species WebQuest You are an animal expert and have been asked to teach second grade students about How does an animal become endangered? What animals are endangered? http://www.websterschools.org/classrooms/dewittlibrary/webquest.htm
Extractions: Teacher Tips! Introduction: Your expertise is needed! "At the present rate of extinction as much a third of the world's species could be gone in the next twenty years." ( World Wildlife Fund )What can be done about this? As Wildlife experts you have been hired by the School District to inform the second grade about this problem. Task: The second graders have been studying animals. They are curious as to what endangered animals are. Our library materials on this subject are difficult for them to read and understand. You are an animal expert and have been asked to teach second grade students about endangered animals. It is important for the students to not only understand the problem but to be a part of the solution. You and two other experts will work together to create materials to help them understand the concept and plan an activity that students can do to help animals. I. You will work in a team of three students. Brainstorm all you know about endangered species. Then create a list of questions that you need to answer to complete your task. Ideas to consider: What is biodiversity? What is an endangered animal? How does an animal become endangered? What animals are endangered? Where do they live? Are there any in your area? Does it really matter if a species disappears? What is being done to prevent extinction? Does more need to be done? You may have other ideas to add. Use notecards to keep track of the information you collect. You will have two periods in the media center to research and class time to finish your tasks. You may also work outside of school. You will present to the second grade in two weeks.
TWO-TC: Zoo Trips Perlman s endangered species unit includes student research, zoo visits, Impart love of the earth and it s animals. teach children why protection of http://www.thewildones.org/Curric/alligatorStudy.html
Extractions: by Esther Perlman, Grade 2, Gladwyne Elementary School, Gladwyne, PA Each year, Esther Perlman's second graders learn about endangered animals. Over the past decade, her students have studied the brown bear, panda, mountain gorilla, tigers, rhinoceros, elephants, bald eagle, and whales. In 1997, her class studied alligators. Perlman's endangered species unit includes student research, zoo visits, and culminates with whole class and individual writing and art projects. Her students also become teachers by presenting what they have learned to their families. This exciting project gets the whole school community involved, including the Art teacher and class parents. Most significant, is the opportunity for Perlman's students to reach out to the larger community by presenting their model to the zoo, the NFL Eagles, and a homeless shelter. Projects like these stay with your students long after they have moved on from your classroom. They require careful planning and coordination, and Esther Perlman has provided the " Sequence of Events " for her unit of study and " Construction Aspects " to help you get started.
Extractions: Subjects - Endangered Species Special Segments Butterflies of North America Conifers of North America Eastern Birds List of N.A. Insects Home Eastern Wildflowers General Topics Natural History Ecology Family Environment Evolution Home Education Home Conservation Geophysics Paleontology Commercial Organizations Return to Subjects Main Page Alberta's Endangered Species . This site has information on some of the threatened and endangered animals and plants of Alberta with fact sheets and photographs. Extensive links to environmental sites relevant to Alberta may be found here as well as links to advocacy groups. You will also find a list of the proposed endangered plants and animals of Canada. Alaska Rare Plant Guide . Robert Lipkin and David Murray. A guide in the form of a series of Adobe Acrobat files (pdf) on the rare plant species of Alaska. E-Patrol. Sprint . E-Patrol will teach you about endangered species from around the world. It also has tips on making your house more energy efficient. You can also enter an art contest and see pictures from previous winners. EE-Link . University of Michigan. This site has links to other site concerned with endangered species and other information. It has lists of species grouped by regions of the continental United States from the Fish and Wildlife web site. This list can be searched by common or scientific name. There are also photographs of 60 species of endangered or threatened plants and animals, each image carrying a little information. This site carries links to fact sheets, not all North American nor all endangered except in certain regions of the United States. Finally you can find links to teaching plans related to education about endangered species.
Animals endangered animals ThinkQuest Junior ( 1 - 5 ) - A team of fifth graders school created this resource to teach their peers about endangered animals. http://members.shaw.ca/dbrear/animals.html
Extractions: ANIMALS Animal Cams Aquariums Mammals Ocean Life ... SchoolWorld Endangered Species Project - threatened and endangered species reports from K - 12 students around the world. Endangered Species - part of the Canadian Nature Federation site that features bird conservation, endangered species, protected areas, nature canada magazine, and more. Nature Canada - Nature Canada's mission is to conserve and protect nature-Canada's natural diversity of plant and animal species and their environment. Animals of the World - ( 3 - 5 ) - Your students will love learning about mammals with this fun "What am I?" guessing game at KidsCom. Children select questions to receive clues about mystery mammals. They have five guesses until they are given the answer with a fun fact about each mammal. Animaland - ( K - 6 ) - established to support the teaching of humane education, offers a wide variety of animal information and activities for students. Jaguar: Lord of the Mayan Jungle - is a combination live webcast and educational site on jaguar conservation. The main site is divided into three areas: the live expedition, the jaguar, and jungle ecology. Tiger Information Center - is dedicated to providing information to help preserve the remaining 5 subspecies of tigers.
Maggie's Teachers' Lounge The official list of endangered animals is called The Red List. that dealswith endangered species. teach your game to a class of younger children. http://www.missmaggie.org/mission3_parts/eng/teaching/notonthislist.html
Extractions: Poachers are people who shoot animals to get their fur and tusks. Most countries have outlawed poaching, but many still kill animals because of the huge amount of money they will get for the horns and tusks. The Trouble With Hunting When the Europeans came to Africa, they often hunted the native animals for sport and for their furs and tusks. Wars: Trouble For People; Trouble For Animals! Europeans came to Africa and took over territory. Disputes arose about this and there was fighting. Many innocent people died in these wars. Other innocent victims of the fighting were the animals. Don't Get On This List! The official list of endangered animals is called The Red List. It is kept by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. This organization looks at the number of animals in the wild and what is happening to the animals' habitat. They look at environmental and predatory dangers that the species might be facing. At a meeting of the IUCN Council in November 1994, this organization set up guidelines to put animals in certain categories. These categories help people all over the world better understand what they must do to protect animals that are in danger of extinction. To find out more about The Red List you can go to
Extractions: What is safe and dangerous in your home, school or neighborhood? Tips to Protect Children from Environmental Threats Dangers from the sun Earth Day resources Superfund Facts and Educations for Kids ... Endangered Species information for kids Sun Protection for Kids - This document discusses precautions that can help you assist children to avoid ultraviolet (UV)-related health problems. Ultraviolet Index : An Overview - Do you know that a few simple precautions can help protect you and your children from skin cancer and serious eye injury? Sunwise Schools Program - This program provides materials to help teachers educate students in K-6 about protecting themselves from overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation. The "Save Our Species" Endangered Species Coloring Book offers pictures kids can color and facts about some of the endangered plants and animals in the United States, including why they are endangered. (EPA21T-3048) The Protecting Endangered Species From Pesticides: Save Our Species Poster shows pictures and facts about some of the endangered plants and animals in the United States, including why they are endangered. (EPA735F94104)
Channel One Network AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT animals ON THE WORLD S endangered SPECIES LIST AND TOFIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP, BE SURE TO VISIT OUR WEB SITE AND TAKE THE http://channeloneteacher.com/script/script_arch/script_20050406.html
WWNFF Biology Reviews Page If you are looking for a program to teach your students about endangered wildlife, The Discovery Tour includes yet more animals and details. http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/biology/reviews/
Extractions: Middle level and above If you are looking for a program to teach your students about endangered wildlife, the CD-ROM program Discovering Endangered Wildlife could fit your needs. Both educational and fun, the program includes excellent pictures, audio and video clips. The many active screen buttons add to this program's success. The game portion of the program requires the user to participate actively, giving the multimedia program its great strength. It provides information on our planet's endangered wildlife in two very distinctive ways, through either The Discovery Game or The Discovery Tour. The Discovery Game begins with a picture selection of an endangered animal. A screen of empty squares follows this selection. The player aims to bring life to this screen by uncovering the chosen endangered animal in its entirety. When clicking on a square, the user must solve different puzzles, crosswords, and respond to cues that are provided through very good pictures, videos, and narration. Each solution adds to your knowledge about this animal. Solving each puzzle adds a piece toward completing the picture.
- Join The Community This site is about endangered animals and what is being done to save them. animals have much to teach people. Learn from animals as diverse as snails, http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?ring=102C;id=21;action=prev5
Wolf On The Rebound teach animals to be wild. It s not just animals plants are also going extinct . A contrarian s view on genetics and endangered species. http://whyfiles.org/015species_restore/
Extractions: POSTED 14 JULY 2000 Wolves are doing so well that they may be removed from endangered status. Credit the successful reintroduction at Yellowstone National Park, and increased conservation efforts nationwide. To prevent extinctions and make the planet more beautiful, scientists and land managers are restoring endangered species to their former homes. Let's look at some reintroduction efforts.
Education Programs - Sedgwick County Zoo endangered Endeavors As habitats change, animals must adapt to new surroundingsor they may not Background information to help you prepare and teach http://www.scz.org/learn_class2.html
SchoolWorld Endangered Species Project: Ocelot The ocelot has a very widespread, carnivorous diet of animals such as small The NWF s primary goal is to teach and encourage people around the Earth to http://www.schoolworld.asn.au/species/ocelot4.html
Extractions: Scientific Name: Leopardus pardalis The complexion of the Ocelot's fur is a sort-of peach colored background with many elegant black spots. Its tail has black rings all the way down which resembles the tail of a very shorthaired raccoon. The Ocelot has lines of black around its neck, long whiskers, and ears that have been covered in black. This scheme of dark colors helps the ocelot hide itself in the underbrush. The ocelot, like most felines, has incredible sight capabilities and is nocturnal. The ocelot can see six times as well as the average human. The ocelot has a very widespread, carnivorous diet of animals such as small deer, monkeys, mice, rats, birds, turtles, lizards, rabbits, and other animals smaller than itself. Females are pregnant for about 70 days and usually deliver around two kittens. Mothers are left to take care of their young primarily on their own. Ocelots have a wide range of habitats including jungles, rain forests, bushy areas, and yearly flooded areas, specifically wet areas such as riverbanks and marshlands. These diverse territories range from Argentina to southern Texas. These wet areas are usually chosen because ocelots are great swimmers. The advantage of swimming gives them the upper hand when defending or hunting in their wetland territory.
PETAKiDS > Save Animals > Homework Help be considered whether or not the animal is cute, useful to humans, or endangered . They teach people that its OK to keep animals in captivity, http://www.petakids.com/homework_help.html
Extractions: Health Benefits of a Vegan Diet Founded in 1980, PETA operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment. Read for more details. Click here for more info. Cat and Dog Overpopulation This year, millions of animals will be euthanized in animal shelters, and millions more will be abandoned on the streets to die. Click here for more information. Experimentation click here and here Circus Cruelty Circuses take animals from their families and deprive them of all the things that they would do in their natural habitats. They are beaten with whips, jabbed with bullhooks, and forced to perform silly and sometimes dangerous tricks and stunts that they would never do in the wild. Click here and here to learn more. Zoos here and here for more information on zoos.
Endangered Animals TENAN The endangered animals project (hosted by Mrs. Joan Goble from Canneltonand Mr. René http//www.studyweb.com/teach/class/clprojects.htm. TESAN http://www.tenan.vuurwerk.nl/awards.htm
Teaching Resources _ SAVED endangered Wildlife Bingo Game highlights endangered animals, Easyto-use and comprehensive, use it to teach a successful stream or pond http://www.naturepark.com/res.htm
Extractions: you can order Nature Resources Order Form How to Contact Us Resources are for in-class use except the field guides and are designed so you can easily laminate them for long-term use. This also keeps the purchase price and shipping costs as low as possible. Prices are in Canadian funds ( U.S. equivalent is accepted). Nature Games for hands-on learning Have your own set for future use without the effort! Each includes a description of how to play and prepared game cards. Takes minutes to cut and laminate. Use for years! Comes in re-usable Ziplock bag for easy storage. $1 each Pacific Northwest Students have fun learning the characteristics to recognize local species. _ Are You Me?-15 pairs of fresh water animal cards that students must match correctly. Babies live in water and adult lives on land or in the air. Includes frogs, salmon, dragonfly, mosquito, beetle etc. Beach adaptions to living in the intertidal zone. Includes blackline master student sorting cards. _Frog Lottery Game- Find out what natural and human-made factors affect each stage of a frog's life cycle and the impact on the numbers of survival in this involving game $0.95 _ Tadpole Needs- Play this active game to determine what habitat requirements are needed by a tadpole to survive. $0.95
Endangered Wildlife: Jaguar Jaguars would prefer to live alone, and don t like other animals to come near The male will teach the cubs to defend themselves and find their own food http://www.edu.pe.ca/southernkings/jaguar.htm
Extractions: by William Miller, Robbie Peter, Jennifer Butler, Derrick Gormley, and Thomas MacLean The jaguar is the largest and most powerful wild cat in the Western Hemispere. The jaguar is larger then the leopard. The jaguar's coat has different colors, but they are usually yellow-brownish with black spots, like leopards. Some jaguars are even white. The jaguar's coat on its side and back is spotted with large black rosettes, each consisting of a circle of spots surrounding a central spot. The spots on its head, legs, and underside are solid black. An adult male jaguar may be four to seven feet long, excluding the long tail. Its tail is about 45 to 75 centimeters long. The jaguar stands about three feet high at the shoulder, and it weighs up to 300 pounds when full grown. The jaguar has heavily muscled forearms and shoulders that add strength for capturing its prey. It has a massive head, and long thick legs. The jaguar's hindlimbs are longer than its forelimbs to improve jumping. Its forepaws are equipped with long, retractile claws to help grab and hold its prey. The jaguar has a rough tongue that is designed for peeling the skin away from the flesh of its prey, and to peel the flesh away from its prey's bones. The jaguar has loose belly skin which allows the animal to be kicked by its prey with little chance of injury. Jaguars are found on the American continents; they live in Texas, in the Cerro Colorado Mountains in Arizona, the southern part of California, and New Mexico, in the United States, and are found in rain forests in Central and South America. The largest known population exists in the Amazon rain forests. Black jaguars live in South America. Jaguars are also found in Africa and Asia. Until the 1900s, they also roamed the Yukon, southern United States to Uruguay, and Iceland.