Kids need to know thatwhether it's a spiny cactus,a cute panda,or a slimy snailall endangered species of plant,animal,bird,fish,and insect deserve our respect and need our attention. Arts and crafts,essays,rhymes,questions for discussion,hands-on science activities and more all combine to teach children about endangered species and how human beings can help prevent further extinction. This important volume in the award-winning NatureScope© seriesready-to-use resource books for teachers,parents,naturalists,club and scout leadersis a must-have for anyone and everyone concerned with building children's environmental awareness and letting them know that kids can make a difference.
If one species is in trouble,they all areincluding our own. Since species interact with each other for survival,we can't afford to lose many more of the 30 million life forms here on Earth. Kids need to know thatwhether it's a spiny cactus,a cute panda,a graceful condor,or a slimy snailall endangered species of plant,animal,bird,fish,and insect deserve our respect and need our attention. Through essays and activities,illustrations and discussion questions,nature walks and writing exercises,puzzles,games,crafts,and more,students in grades K-8 will learn about the process of extinction. . . which species are in trouble and why. . . and how people play a part,both in the destruction and preservation of natural habitats and the life forms within them. Ranger Rick's NatureScope© is a creative,activities-centered education series dedicated to inspiring in children an understanding and appreciation of the natural world,while developing the skills theywill need to make responsible decisions about the environment. Teachers,parents,scout leaders,camp counselors,and anyone else committed to sharing nature with kids will want to collect all the volumes of these award-winning nature guides,filled with kid-pleasing indoor and outdoor activities. Each book includes: Reproducible "Copycat Pages," with games,puzzles,pictures to color,and more Ready-to-use activities,including arts and crafts,creative writing,science experiments,songs,games,and curriculum tie-ins. . . with complete materials lists and step-by-step instructions; Essays and case studies from leading scientists for group discussion; Expanded glossaries and bibliographies.