"Endangered Species Worksheets - PDF"
Endangered Species Key Stage 3 and GCSE Teacher Information and Guidance • Session brief • Learning objectives • Session content • Pre- and post- visit activities • National Curriculum links • How to book? Dende, male Amur Leopard Session Brief: A look at what animals are endangered and why. Factors included are habitat loss, illegal hunting, the pet trade, over fishing, pollution and global warming. Learning Objectives: • Become familiar with the IUCN redlist categories • Discuss the threats posed to many animals • Be able to recall examples of endangered animals and the threats posed to them • What can we do to help the environment Session Content: The session lasts for 45 minutes; this includes an interactive 30-35 minute talk in the form of a power point presentation. A chance to observe and handle biofacts which have been taken by customs. Biofacts include animal furs and skins, bags, shoes, ivory products, taxidermy and examples of Chinese medicines. Tembo, our male African Elephant Before your visit: Ensure students understand the concept of endangered and extinction. Have a discussion to talk about why animals go extinct or become endangered. During your visit: • Complete the ‘Endangered Species’ trail • Discuss why animals are endangered as you see them at the Zoo. • Take part in the presentations available on your day. These are included in your teacher handouts during your visit After your visit: • Introduce students to breeding programmes • Students can also complete a number of worksheets which complement this session. Worksheets and trails are found on our website. Goldenlion Tamarin National Curriculum Links: Key Stage 3 Science 3.4c) human activity and natural processes can lead to changes in the environment. 4c) use real-life examples as a basis for finding out about science GCSE OCR Gateway Biology B2h: Sustainability OCR 21st Century Biology B3.4: 5 Why do some species become extinct? AQA Science A & B 11.7 Why have some species of plants and animals died out? AQA Environmental Science B1.1 Why is there a need to manage wildlife? Rajang, our eldest and one of Billy Joe, female residents our most popular chimpanzee Book this session: We do not charge for educational activities To enquire about booking, contact customer services on 01206 331292 extension 227. To enquire about session content, contact the Education Department on 01206 331292 ext 250 or 251; or via email email@example.com, SarahWaddington@colchester-zoo.co.uk To make a formal booking please do so via our website: http://www.colchester- zoo.co.uk/index.cfm?fa=education.booking.stage1 Familiarisation: We offer familiarisation days for teachers to come and see the facilities we have here at Colchester Zoo and to find the different enclosures that may be suitable to visit before/after your talk. Igor, male Amur Tiger