Goals and Objectives
In this lesson, students in grades 7-12 should be able to accomplish the following:
- Students will use the Internet to conduct background research, analyze data, and explore environmental problems associated with endangered species.
- Students will formulate questions, choose possible solutions to a problem and demonstrate their findings through student designed investigations and presentations.
- Students will ultilize problem solving skills in "defining," "generalizing," "comparing and contrasting," "predicting," and "inferring."
- Students will identify those species and communities which are threatened and the processes which threaten them.
- Students are able to use the Internet to search and find information.
- Student groups will collect data from various U.S. states, organize data into tables or charts, and then analyze the information they collect.
- Students are able to identify various factors which cause the depletion and endangerment of specific animal populations.
- Students will understand that many plants and animals in their own region are at risk.
- Students are able to present their findings to the class in an organized and interesting manner.
- Students are able to communicate with others electronically.
- Students are able to work together cooperatively and share in the collection, analysis, and presentation of research data.
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