What Is an Endangered Species? (Age 7 - 11)

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From ARKive, this creative activity is designed to teach 7-11 year olds about endangered species, what it means to be endangered and what causes a species to become endangered. It also features examples of conservation in action and ideas for how the students can help.

After a presentation, each student is given an Endangered Species Activity Card with an image of a different endangered species on it and information about the threats faced by that species. Once the students have read their card they are asked to decide which is the biggest threat faced by their species and form a group with other students whose species also faces the same threat.

In these groups, the students are asked to create a poster explaining the threat, the different species affected by it and what can be done to help. At the end of the session the students present their posters to the rest of the class.

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