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  1. 1. Tari VanGeest Second Grade Lesson ED 225-03 Tigers Home Quit
  2. 2. Home Page Title Page Basic Facts Habitat Diet Size Mammals Species Endangered Vocabulary Quiz Activity Cncept Map Author’s Page Resources Quit Concept Map
  3. 3. Basic Facts <ul><li>They are part of the cat family. </li></ul><ul><li>Tigers are generally orange and black or white and black. </li></ul><ul><li>The name of a baby Tiger is a cub. </li></ul><ul><li>The average size of a litter is two. </li></ul><ul><li>It is estimated the world population of tigers is less than 8,000. </li></ul>Home Quit
  4. 4. Habitat <ul><li>Tigers live in a great range of habitats , all of which must contain sufficient prey populations, adequate cover to stalk or ambush them, and access to water. </li></ul><ul><li>Tigers may live in northern latitudes that contain snowy coniferous and hardwood forests, monsoon or seasonally deciduous equatorial forests, or tropical rainforests. </li></ul><ul><li>Most commonly they live in grassy or swamp areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Wild tigers are generally found in India, but sometimes in Siberia. </li></ul>Home Quit
  5. 5. D i e t <ul><li>Wild tigers can eat over 60 pounds of meat at one sitting. </li></ul><ul><li>T igers prey on small and large mammals such as elk, deer, cattle, fish, pigs, and wild boars. </li></ul><ul><li>They spend a lot of time hunting for their food. </li></ul><ul><li>There are rare reports of tigers attacking bears, wolves, and even elephants and rhinos. </li></ul>Home Quit
  6. 6. Size <ul><li>Baby tigers or cubs weigh two to three pounds at birth. </li></ul><ul><li>Fully grown they reach the length of 13 feet. </li></ul><ul><li>An adult male weighs up to 700 pounds. </li></ul><ul><li>The length of a Tigers tail is 3 to 4 feet long, about half as long as its body. </li></ul>Home Quit
  7. 7. Mammals <ul><li>A Mammal is a warm blooded, vertebrate mammal. </li></ul><ul><li>Warm blooded means that their temperature remains the same although their surroundings might change. This explains why they have a covering of hair on their skin. </li></ul>Home Quit
  8. 8. Species There are 5 different species of Tigers: * Siberian (most common type) * Indochinese * South China * Bengal * Sumatran Home Quit
  9. 9. Endangered! <ul><li>An “ endangered species” is one that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. </li></ul><ul><li>Tigers are an endangered species. </li></ul><ul><li>The Bali, Javan, and Caspian tigers have been lost forever and are now extinct . </li></ul><ul><li>The causes of a species of animal becoming endangered are due to habitat destruction, introduction of exotic species, disease, pollution, and over exploitation. </li></ul>Home Quit
  10. 10. What Can YOU do to Help the Tigers? <ul><li>Click on the link below and watch the video. </li></ul><ul><li>http://youtube.com/watch?v=z2vagcwoCzs&feature=user </li></ul>Home Quit
  11. 11. Vocabulary : <ul><li>Habitat : The natural environment of a plant or animal. </li></ul><ul><li>Prey : The object of a hunt or pursuit; one animal caught and eaten by another. </li></ul><ul><li>Coniferous : Any of various mostly needle-leaved or scale-leaved, trees or shrubs. </li></ul><ul><li>Deciduous : The shedding of the leaves annually, such as trees and shrubs </li></ul><ul><li>Vertebrate : A member of the large group of animals that have a backbone or spinal column, including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. </li></ul><ul><li>Species : A class of individuals having some common characteristics or qualities; distinct sort or kind. </li></ul><ul><li>Extinct : The act of being ended or putting an end to. </li></ul>Home Quit
  12. 12. Quiz: <ul><li>Answer the following questions on a separate piece of paper: </li></ul><ul><li>What is a baby tiger called? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of habitat do tigers live in? </li></ul><ul><li>What does a tiger eat? </li></ul><ul><li>About how much does a tiger weigh at birth? </li></ul><ul><li>Is a mammal warm-blooded or cold-blooded? </li></ul><ul><li>How many species of tigers are there? </li></ul><ul><li>What does “endangered species” mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Name one reason why tigers are endangered. </li></ul>Home Quit
  13. 13. Activity: <ul><li>On a separate piece of paper: </li></ul><ul><li>Practice writing the word, “ Tiger ” 3 times. </li></ul><ul><li>Write the sentence, “ The tiger is an endangered species” 2 times. </li></ul><ul><li>Think of another fact about tigers that you just learned. Then write 1 sentence about it. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a small picture of a tiger living in its habitat under the sentences you just wrote. </li></ul>Home Quit
  14. 14. Author’s Page <ul><li>My name is Tari VanGeest and I’m a sophomore at Grand Valley State University. I am going into Elementary Education with a major in English/Language Arts. </li></ul>[email_address] Home Quit
  15. 15. Resources: <ul><li>http://user.aol.com/tigertrail/facts1.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.andymcdermott.com/tiger_facts.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://images. google .com/images?hl=en& q=tigers & btnG=Search +Images& gbv=2 </li></ul>Home Quit
  16. 16. Concept Map Home Home Quit