African Animals

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African Animals

  1. 1. African Animals By Bethany Sluiter QUIT
  2. 2. Main Menu <ul><li>Title Page </li></ul><ul><li>African Lions </li></ul><ul><li>Lowland Gorillas </li></ul><ul><li>African Elephants </li></ul><ul><li>Zebras </li></ul><ul><li>Giraffes </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>New Words </li></ul><ul><li>About the Author </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Map </li></ul>QUIT
  3. 3. African Lions <ul><li>African lions live all over the middle of Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Males and females can be told apart by their hair – only the males have manes (hair around their head) </li></ul><ul><li>These lions travel in groups called prides. </li></ul>QUIT Click to watch a video about lions!
  4. 4. Lowland Gorillas <ul><li>Lowland gorillas live in the middle of Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>They grow to be about the size of an adult human, between 4 and 6 feet. </li></ul><ul><li>Gorillas are omnivores , so they eat both plants and animals. </li></ul>QUIT
  5. 5. African Elephants <ul><li>African elephants can be found in the entire lower part of Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>They are the biggest animals on earth! </li></ul><ul><li>They are endangered because hunters like to sell the elephants’ ivory tusks (the long teeth-like objects) for lots of money. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to watch a video on how people are working to save elephants. </li></ul>QUIT
  6. 6. Zebras <ul><li>Zebras are found in parts of eastern Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Their striped coats are thought to be used as camouflage , to hide themselves from predators. </li></ul><ul><li>Zebras can live to be about 25 years old. </li></ul>QUIT
  7. 7. Giraffes <ul><li>Giraffes can be found in the grasslands of Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>They are the tallest animal, sometimes up to 19 feet tall! (over 3x taller than the average human male) </li></ul><ul><li>They have blue tongues. </li></ul>QUIT  Click here to learn more about these tall animals.
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>These African animals are all very special to their communities, and it is important that they are protected so that they can keep living in their home for a very long time. </li></ul>QUIT
  9. 9. Words We Learned Today <ul><li>Pride- a group of lions </li></ul><ul><li>Omnivore- an animal that eats both plants and meat </li></ul><ul><li>Endangered- at risk for extinction </li></ul><ul><li>Camouflage- a covering that disguises the wearer from being seen </li></ul>QUIT
  10. 10. About the Author <ul><li>My name is Bethany Sluiter, and I am a student at Grand Valley State University. I made this PowerPoint presentation for my Computers in Education class. I am planning to go into education, and I plan on teaching elementary-age students. I am majoring in English and minoring in both history and Spanish. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information, email me at: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>QUIT
  11. 11. Resources <ul><li>Pictures of African animals: </li></ul><ul><li>http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals </li></ul><ul><li>Video of giraffes: </li></ul><ul><li>http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/search/assetDetail.cfm?guidAssetID=7A777A89-7ECA-4403-9619-7EFF7A77CCB5 </li></ul><ul><li>Video of elephants: </li></ul><ul><li>http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/search/assetDetail.cfm?guidAssetID=6F1EEF2B-51BC-457F-BC8F-C540D0F46674 </li></ul><ul><li>Video of lions: </li></ul><ul><li>http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/search/assetDetail.cfm?guidAssetID=AAC68117-FD57-4B9F-90C4-D3A808932431 </li></ul><ul><li>Cartoon images provided by Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 software. </li></ul>QUIT
  12. 12. Concept Map QUIT
  13. 13. Here is a video about the physical characteristics of lions. Click the picture to start the movie. QUIT Return to previous slide
  14. 14. Click above to learn what people are doing to save elephants from extinction. QUIT Return to previous slide
  15. 15. This video talks about how tall giraffes can be! Click above to start the movie. QUIT Return to previous slide

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