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Planet Earth

Planet Earth is our topic for this term.

 

Focus for this week: Endangered Species

Learn all about endangered species around the world with these useful resources:

Have a look at the Wild Classroom Daily Activity Plans by WWF:

 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/wild-classroom-daily-activity-plans

 

Earth is home to lots of wonderful wildlife, but sadly, some species that once called our planet home today no longer exist. These are known as extinct animals.  Discover eight extinct animals here:

 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/general-animals/extinct-animals/

 

WWF - List of endangered animals:

 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?direction=asc&page=2&sort=extinction_status

Activity 1

In 1983, Andy Warhol created a series of ten colour screen prints that portrayed endangered animals from around the world.  Task: Research Endangered Species by Andy Warhol.  What are your thoughts? Create a piece of artwork inspired by endangered animals and the work of Andy Warhol.

Activity 2

Use the Internet and/or non-fiction books to research these endangered animals.

Activity 3

Factors that may put an animal at risk of being endangered include over hunting, deforestation, growing cities and using pesticides that can make the animals ill.

There are thousands of endangered plant and animal species on the Red List, which is where all the information about endangered species is recorded.

One animal species that has become extinct is the Dodo, which was a bird that lived on the island of Mauritius. 

We can help endangered species through conservation. This means doing things – maybe even changing the way we do things – to make sure plants and animals are protected.

Some of the most endangered animals in the world include the Amur Leopard, Black Rhino, Sunda Tiger and Western Lowland Gorilla.

Can you design a poster highlighting the issues surrounding animal extinction?

Activity 4

Research a species that has been saved from near extinction and record your findings on the sheet below.

Additional Activities

Research an endangered animal and write 5 interesting facts.

 

Draw a picture of an endangered species in its natural habitat.

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