Are These Animals Threatened Endangered or Extinct

This first lesson introduces students to the concepts of extinct, endangered, and threatened species using examples from a PowerPoint presentation, Are These Animals Extinct, Endangered, or Threatened? Students learn that Hawai‘i has the greatest number of threatened and endangered species of any state in the United States, and that almost all of these are endangered (and not threatened). This lesson sets the stage for subsequent student investigations of several of Hawai‘i’s marine animals and seabirds to determine what environmental conditions each species needs to survive, and what has caused their populations to decline.

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