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Week of 20/04/20

Tuesday

Tuesday 21st April

WALT research an endangered animal

 

This is Holly and her new friend, a Giant Panda.

 

I have only recently discovered Google’s new feature and I can’t think of a better way of learning about the animals than being able to see one. To invite these animals into your home, you need to search for the animal on Google on a SmartPhone or tablet and click on their image in a white box like this one.

 

 

You may have used this feature already. If not here is a video showing you how to do it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7R6d8rzPIc

 

Choose an animal from this list to search and see them for yourself. If you like your new friend, take a photo with them and put it on our ‘Chit-Chat’ blog for your friends to see.  

If this feature doesn’t work on your phone, don’t worry, there are lots of fantastic videos and pictures of these incredible animals to research and admire.

 

  • Bengal Tiger
  • Cheetah
  • Giant Panda
  • Great White Shark
  • Leopard
  • Lion
  • Macaw
  • Turtle

 

Task

Today’s task is to research an endangered animal from the list above. You need to make notes about your animal.

Use any information books that you have at home or on the internet.

Remember to use Kiddle to research your animal (https://www.kiddle.co/).  Just type in the name of your animal that you want to research.

The WWF has lots of information on endangered animals. https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/wildlife

 

Research your animal. Find out these facts:

  • What your animal looks like
  • What your animal eats
  • Where your animal lives

You could write out your own notes, print out the sheet below or type your answers directly into the Word Document.

Research your animal. Find out these facts:

  • Appearance and behaviour
  • Diet
  • Habitat
  • Reasons that have led to the animal becoming endangered

You could write out your own notes, print out the sheet below or type your answers directly into the Word Document.

Research your animal. Find out these facts:

  • Appearance and behaviour
  • Diet
  • Habitat
  • Reasons that have led to the animal becoming endangered
  • Approximate numbers remaining in the wild
  • Interesting facts

You could write out your own notes, print out the sheet below or type your answers directly into the word document.

Monday

 

Monday 20th April

WALT understand the term endangered

Work your way through this PowerPoint.

Activity 1

We can’t go to the zoo at the moment but we can bring the animals to us. Below is a list of websites where you can livestream footage of animals. Have a look at some of the links. What animals can you spot? Are any of them endangered?

 

Panda Cam’ at Edinburgh Zoo

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

 

Dublin Zoo

The elephants can usually be seen daily around 10.30am and 12.30pm! 

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/elephants/

 

Badger live cam streaming from Rydal, Ambleside

https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife/cams/badger-cam

 

San Diego Zoo

There are lots of animals that you can choose to watch at San Diego Zoo. Just remember that they are 8 hours behind us when watching. You can watch recorded footage. I particularly love the penguins!

https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

 

African animals

This clever live stream shows African animals in their natural habit.

https://explore.org/livecams/african-wildlife/african-animal-lookout-camera

 

 

Activity 2

Make sure that you choose the star that you feel the most confident with.

 

Tell your grown up about what it means if we say an animal is endangered. What can we do to help endangered animals?

 

Create a poster to tell people about what we can do to help endangered animals. 

 

Create a poster to tell people about what we mean when we say an animal is endangered and what we can do to help endangered animals. 

Have a look at the World Wildlife website below. They have a list of animals which are classed as vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered. Are there any animals on there that surprise you?   

 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?sort=extinction_status&direction=desc

 

 

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