Endangered Species Project


Objective: Students will investigate causes of endangerment and efforts being taken to conserve species and create a presentation, webpage, poster, or pamphlet to raise awareness about the species.

These sites can help you get started if you aren't sure what animal to focus on.

www.bagheera.com/ | www.worldwildlife.org/

Your product should contain the following information. (Print this page out to answer these questions as you conduct research). You are also free to include any other interesting information that is relevant to your animal.

Questions (answer in your publication)

1. What is the common and scientific name of the animal?

2. Where does it live, what is it's natural habitat?

3. What does it eat? What is it's role in the ecosystem?

4. Describe the features of the animal, and include a photo. Remember to give credit if you attach a photo to the location of the original photo (such as wikipedia)

5. Describe the causes of endangerment.

6. Propose ways that the animal can be helped, include any laws or projects that are already in existence to help the animal.

As you design your publication, imagine that you want to convince others to donate to the cause or help the animal in some way. Treat it like a persuasive essay, your goal is to get people interested and to get them involved.

How Will You Present Your Information?

Your publication should be created digitally so that it can be shared with others. Check with your instructor for all options, but here are common ways to present information to an audience.

Build a Website:

Weebly.com - this is a very easy way to build a website, with a drag and drop application

Create a Presentation

Prezi.com | docs.google.com | sliderocket : appplication ccreate presentations that can be stored, shared, and published online

Create a Poster or Infographic

http://poster.4teachers.org/ | https://infogr.am


**Submission: Check with your instructor on how to share you final document.**