COSM

Saving a Species

Activity Summary
In this activity students get to choose an endangered animal that they would like to study. Students complete research on their animal including finding a scientific study that has been done on their endangered animal or a similar species. Students then create and give a presentation showing why their species is important, the greatest threats to their survival, and an idea for a new molecular study.

Grade Levels
9-12

Learning Objectives
1. Find, read and understand scientific research papers
2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of what an endangered species is
3. Explain major impacts that affect endangered species
4. Identify part of a species DNA sequence
5. Demonstrate knowledge on how all organisms depend on each other
6. Explain the difficulty in saving a species

Lesson Materials (view or download)
PowerPoint
Lesson Plan

Keywords
ecology, species, evolution, endangered

Last updated: 3/3/2015

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