ERIC Number: ED376063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Threatened and Endangered Species: Tour Packet.
Coats, Victoria; Samia, Cory
This resource unit contains a teacher information packet and a middle school student activity packet to be used in creating a threatened and endangered species unit. The packet of student activities is designed to help maximize a field trip to the zoo and build on students' zoo experience in the classroom. The teacher information packet covers the topics of general and behavioral goals for the unit; extinction; vegetation zones or biomes (contains a world map); selected endangered and threatened animals listed by location in the wild and taxonomic classification; profiles of 30 selected animals with specific information on each species; zoos and endangered animals; protecting endangered species; and a list of 28 resources and a 27-word glossary. Fourteen student activities are divided into classroom and zoo sections. At the zoo, students are instructed to collect and record data from observations of animals and exhibits. Zoo-collected data are intended for later analysis and follow-up discussion in the classroom. A teacher's guide for each activity contains a list of the specific Oregon Comprehensive Curriculum goals addressed by that activity, and activity objectives, directions, and extension ideas. Teacher reproducible worksheets are provided for activities. (LZ)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Animals, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Endangered Species, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Habitats, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Resource Units, Teaching Guides, Zoos
Educational Services Division, Washington Park Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Oregon Community Foundation, Portland.; ARCO Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Authoring Institution: Metro Washington Park Zoo, Portland, OR. Educational Services Div.
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