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Students will choose a national park to research and create a brochure on an endangered animal in the park.


  • Students understands the competitive, interdependent, cyclic nature of living things in the environment.
  • Students understand the consequences of using limited natural resources.
  • Students understand that using, recycling, and reducing the use of natural resources improve and protect the quality of life.


  • First, have students research national parks on the Internet and choose one that interests them.
  • Next, have them pick an endangered animal from the national park to research.
  • Then, have students hand draw a picture of the endangered animal.
  • Next, have students write a report on their endangered animal and attached to their picture.
  • Then, have students use Pages software to create a brochure on their endangered animal.

Sunshine State Standards

  • SC.D.2.2.1
  • SC.G.1.2.2
  • SC.G.2.2.1
  • SC.G.2.2.2
  • SC.G.2.2.3

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively.
  • Use general purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum.
  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.


  • Wireless laptops
  • Pages software
  • KeyNote software


  • Have students create KeyNote slideshow presentations on national parks.
  • Have students build ranger stations out of cardboard boxes that they can stand inside of and post all of their work on the outside of the station. Place laptops with their KeyNote slideshow on national parks and endangered animals next to ranger station. Invite the rest of the school to come and view the ranger stations.

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