How can we protect endangered species in our area?
human impacts on the environment, fair testing, habitats, explanatory writing
Students work in small groups to investigate the needs of living things. They learn about area animals that are (or were) native to the area and are now endangered, threatened, or have been given special protected status. Students work together to determine why the species is no longer thriving or surviving and how they might protect or positively affect the species, and then students communicate this information by creating a scientific text (Species Survival: For Kids, By Kids).