Grade 3

Grade 3 - Research Project on Endangered Animals

Directions: You will be researching information about endangered animals, using websites on the Internet, as well as nonfiction books and other resources, like the dictionary and an atlas.

Websites that you can use to find information include:

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

2. http://www.allaboutwildlife.com

3. http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/search-results/?q=endangered%2520species

4. "Why We Care?" http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=10697

5. http://www.bagheera.com/inthewild/vanishing.htm (leatherback turtle, mountain gorilla, oragutan, Asian elephant, black rhinoceros)

6. http://www.arkive.org/endangered-species/ What does it mean to be endangered? Why are species endangered?

7. http://www.arkive.org/black-rhinoceros/diceros-bicornis/ black rhino info

8. http://www.arkive.org/amur-leopard/panthera-pardus-orientalis/ amur leopard

9. http://www.arkive.org/western-gorilla/gorilla-gorilla/video-go00 western lowland gorilla

pebblego.com has basic information on the following animals: Asian elephant, blue whale, chimpanzee, North Atlantic Right whale, tiger, and sea lions. You will have to find additional information on their endangered status from other websites.

*Use Kidrex search engine.