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Species Survival Scenario Task Cards

  • Updated

    Updated:  07 Jul 2024

Explore how to save endangered species with this set of 16 species survival scenario cards.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  7 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grade

    Grade:  5

teaching resource

Species Survival Scenario Task Cards

  • Updated

    Updated:  07 Jul 2024

Explore how to save endangered species with this set of 16 species survival scenario cards.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  7 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grade

    Grade:  5

Explore how to save endangered species with this set of 16 species survival scenario cards.

How Can We Save Endangered Species?

Asian elephants are losing their forest homes due to logging and agriculture.

What is the effect of this?

What can humans do to change this?

Unfortunately, the plight facing Asian elephants is all too common in the 21st century. Many animal and plant species are at risk of extinction due to human and environmental factors. Some of these factors include land clearing, erosion, air and water pollution, disease and climate change.

This set of 16 task cards has been created by our dedicated team of educators to help your students explore real-life situations where plant and animal species are struggling for their survival. The students are required to read the scenario on the card, then think about what actions could be taken to change the situation. Some of the species included in the resource include:

  • Polar Bears
  • African Rhinos
  • Coral Reefs
  • Sumatran Orangutans
  • Blue Whales
  • And many more!

This resource downloads as a full-color PDF or editable Google Slides file.

Multiple Uses for These Species Survival Task Cards

It is vital to teach our students that small actions can have big impacts. We want our students to believe that you are never too young to have a positive effect on the world!

This resource has been specifically designed to be used in a variety of ways, depending on your needs and those of your class. The download contains everything you need to implement this activity in your classroom. It includes:

  • Instruction page
  • 16 x species survival task cards
  • Recording sheet (spans two pages)

Using these pages, your students will be able to use this resource in the following ways:

  1. Group Discussion Cards – Choose a card and read the scenario. Discuss the two questions on the card as a group. These are:
    1. What is the effect of this situation?
    2. What can humans do to change this situation?
  2. Task Cards – Choose a card and read the scenario. Consider the two questions on the card, then write your thoughts about each question on the recording sheet.

Download to Explore Conservation in Your Classroom

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the quick-print PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. You will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides file before accessing it.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.

Please consider printing the recording sheet double-sided.


This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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