National Wildlife Federation: At - Risk Species

Students will analyze animals to learn which characteristics make a species “at-risk” of extinction.

Learning Objectives
Students will be able to:
✔ Differentiate between species that are threatened, endangered, or extinct.
✔ Identify biological and human-influenced factors that make species susceptible to becoming endangered.
✔ Use species risk factors to rank species’ susceptibility to becoming endangered.
✔ Evaluate local species’ vulnerability based on what they have learned.

Grade Levels: 5-8; 3-4
Time Estimate: 1 class period
Subjects: science, math, art, history
Skills: analysis, classification, comparison, evaluation, research, synthesis

Science Topics
Endangered Species, Zoology
K-6, Middle School, Educator
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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