Saving the Animals of Our Earth is a power point presentation that introduces students to animal species that are recently extinct, endangered, or threatened with being endangered. The power point is a fill in the blank program that encourages students to use the vocabulary words and their personal knowledge of the topic to complete the slides.
Vocabulary for this topic is explained and used repeatedly to provide experience and practice with the word meanings.
Examples of recently extinct and currently endangered/threatened species are provided, with pictures of each animal and reasons for its endangered status.
A quick review of vocabulary words is included at the end of the power point.
This is a colorful presentation that is highly engaging for students. My fifth graders were attentive during the power point, asked many questions about the animals and their status, and made connections to previous learning about this topic.
The power point is a great way to introduce your students to this topic, but could also be used as a review.
Math and Science Works also offers a separate PDF file that includes student worksheets matching the power point, a teacher's guide with word blanks completed, and a short quiz that reflects the vocabulary review at the end of the power point with five vocabulary and four short answer examples/questions. These materials match the power point and are suitable for use with an interactive science journal. The additional materials also include a project based learning project, with a rubric and graphic organizer, to complete an endangered animal poster highlighting an animal of the student’s choice.