Saving an Endangered Species

Introduction

Welcome! You have been contacted by a wildlife conservation effort! Your mission is to help them in their quest to save an endangered species!

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Task

For this Webquest, you will complete the following tasks:

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  1. You will learn about what an endangered species is
  2. You will look at the list of endangered species and choose a species to save
  3.  You will identify the source of population depletion for said species and come up with a practical way to combat this problem
  4. You will prepare a short presentation for the class describing the species, its population decline, and your plan to save the species
Process
  •  You will learn about what an endangered species is by watching this video

(click the link) ----> https://www.schooltube.com/video/8644f94d9ac441e9adc7/Endangered_Species

  • You will choose your species from the official WWF list. Please note that by choosing a "critically endangered" species it will be a lot more difficult to come up with a solution, but you are permitted to choose any species on the list.

click here ------> https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?direction=desc&page=2&sort=extinction_status

  •  You will identify the source of population depletion in the species, and come up with a way to solve this problem.

You may use the following sources to gather information:

Encyclopedia Britannica: ----> https://www.britannica.com/

Awesome Library -----> https://www.awesomelibrary.org/

The British Library ----->https://www.bl.uk/

  •  You will prepare a short presentation for the class. Your presentation should be made in the following order:
  1. Title of slideshow, name, and class hour
  2. A slide describing the species you chose. Include things like the species' habitat, diet, predators and patterns of migration.
  3. A slide including a line graph showing the species population decline over the last 100 years (we will go over as a class how to create a line graph)
  4. A slide describing the issue that caused the species' population to decline
  5. A slide containing your plan to save this species. 
  6. A slide containing all the sources used in your project
Evaluation
Rubric
Criteria 1 2 3

Student shows that they understand what an endangered species is

Student shows little to no understanding of what an endangered species is Student shows some knowledge of endangered species  Student clearly demonstrates understanding of what an endangered species is
Student Completes slideshow containing all six slides to fulfill requirements Student does not complete a slideshow Student makes a slideshow but fails to include all six slides Student creates slideshow with all six slides
Student produces a solution to their species' endangerment Student does not come up with a solution Student comes up with a solution, but that solution cannot be implemented under current real-world circumstances Student creates an applicable solution to the population decline of their selected species

 

Conclusion

Congratulations! Thanks to you, your species has a better chance of survival! Thank you for helping to save our planet!

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Credits
Teacher Page

This webquest was designed to introduce the topic of endangered species to studens in grades 4-6. It was also designed to help students aid in leadership and decision-making skills that can be applicable to other activities.