This webpage contains a large list of links to pages about various endangered animals. The links will take the students to the Defenders of Wildlife website, where they can find information on the animals, including, but not limited to their habitat, diet, and population. These sites will provide the students with ample information for their research.
This book offers information on twenty-one endangered animals. For each animal, there is an illustration, as well as a short poem. Following the poem there is a detailed description of the animal, including their habitat, and endangered status. This book could be used when introducing the project, to get the students thinking about endangered animals, as well as the animal they may choose. The level of the book is grades K-3.
This atlas provides information on numerous amounts of endangered species. There are various maps of many of the habitats that the animals live in, as well as descriptions of the animals, including reasons for endangerment. This book is suggested for grades 4-9, and could be used as a resource for the students’ research.
This fiction book describes the journey of a girl trying to save the loggerhead sea turtles in the Florida Keys. There is information within the book about the sea turtles, as well as some of the reasons why they are endangered. This book is for grades 5-8, and would be a good resource, as well as a fun read, for students doing their project on the loggerhead sea turtle.
This nonfiction books details the lives and reasons for endangerment of many animals, including the salamander, garter snake, and monarch butterfly. There are large photos of each of the described animals, as well as information on what people can do to prevent further endangerment of these animals. The students could use this book as a reference when conducting their research. This book is appropriate for grade levels 4-6.
This books explains the concept of animal extinction, and describes reasons that animals are disappearing. It features ways that students can help save these animals, as well as offers other resources that the students can use to find out more about these animals. This book is for grades 4-7, and would be a good resource for the teacher to use when introducing the project.
This extensive encyclopedia is filled with over 2,000 animals, including many endangered animals. The book is divided into sections based on the type of animal (mammal, bird, reptile, etc.), and provides descriptive information as well as photos of the animal. This would be an excellent resource for the students to use when researching their endangered animal. The level for this book is grade 3 and above.
This website is an excellent resource for the students’ research. On this website, there are many different animals that the students can investigate. They search for their animal by looking in the all animal section, the specific category section, or the habitat section. After clicking on an animal, the website takes the student to that animal’s page, in which they provide information on that animal, as well as offering several pictures. They can also view a video, listen to a sound clip, or see a map of where the animal can be found.
This intriguing book features twelve endangered animals found within the United States and Canada. The book provides details on the life styles, habitats, and diets of these endangered animals. There are also suggestions for helping the animals, and preventing extinction within the book. This would be a suitable resource for the students’ research, and is appropriate for early elementary, and above.
This beautifully illustrated nonfiction book provides information on many endangered, including orangutans, tigers, and pandas. For each animal in the book, there is an illustration, a description of the animal, as well as what people are currently doing to save it from endangerment. The book also details the effects that the animal’s environment has on them, and their endangered status. This is an excellent resource for student research, as it is provides very detailed descriptions of the included animals.