Endangered Animals -- Earth Day Activities


This editable kit of Earth Day Research Activities includes profiles of 24 endangered animals from around the world. It also includes an endangered animal research activity, vocabulary list, crossword puzzle, and a list of recommended read-alouds.


Printable activities include:

  • endangered animals research activity (PDF; editable in PPT)
  • list of 26 read-alouds (picture books and novels) for Earth Day in middle school
  • list of 39 endangered animals, grouped by mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, insects, and marine invertebrates (PDF; editable in PPT)
  • 18 endangered animals vocabulary words with definitions (PDF; editable in PPT)
  • vocabulary words crossword puzzle (PDF, not editable)
  • vocabulary crossword answer key (PDF, not editable)

About the PowerPoint:

  • 29 editable slides
  • Thoroughly researched by a seasoned school librarian
  • 24 animal profiles–each profile includes a full-color photo of the animal, information on current endangered status (as of October 2020), location, habitat, number left in the wild, and interesting facts.
  • Animal profiles include: mountain gorilla, Asian tiger, black rhinoceros, ring-tailed lemur, Yangtze giant softshell turtle, giant panda, hammerhead shark, Chinese river dolphin, great white shark, polar bear, manatee, amur leopard, hawksbill sea turtle, orangutan, Sumatran rhino, Asian elephant, whale, pangolin, Galapagos penguin, hippopotamus, coral, whale shark, giraffe, and California condor.
PowerPoint and Research Activities include all of the following vocabulary words: endangered, extinct, critically-endangered, vulnerable, conservation, habitat, breeding programs, biodiversity, poaching, urbanization, trophy-hunting, lifespan, omnivore, carnivore, herbivore, carrion, species, and deforestation.

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