Subjects & Disciplines
- Deliver a short presentation outlining their solution to protecting their target species.
- Listen and evaluate other students’ presentations for quality of content and efficacy of planned solutions.
- Reflect on their learning during the Extinction Stinks! unit.
- List characteristics of strong and weak presentations.
- Plan a presentation based on their grant proposal detailing their solution for supporting their target species.
- Collaborate to write a grant proposal to support their idea for helping their target species.
- Provide peer feedback on others’ proposals.
- Project-based learning
- Cooperative learning
- Information organization
- Role playing
21st Century Student Outcomes
- Learning and Innovation Skills
- 21st Century Themes
Critical Thinking Skills
- Geographic Skills
Science and Engineering Practices
- Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
- Engaging in argument from evidence
- Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Connections to National Standards, Principles, and Practices
What You’ll Need
The resources are also available at the top of the page.
- Internet Access: Required
- Internet access: Required
- Tech Setup: 1 computer per classroom, 1 computer per pair, Projector
Reach out to local conservation groups or environmental scientists who might make strong authentic audience members for your students’ presentations. Local college or university professors and students may be interested in hearing about students’ work and providing a unique perspective on the issues addressed in the presentations.
Make the final presentations fun and engaging for students and audience members. Celebrate the completion of the Extinction Stinks! unit.
- Cross-age teaching
- Large-group learning
- Small-group work
management of a natural resource to prevent exploitation, destruction, or neglect.
organism threatened with extinction.
process of complete disappearance of a species from Earth.
money given to a person or group of people to carry out a specific project or program.
process of applying to a person, business, or other organization for money or other funding.
present an idea or information in such a way as to gain support from one’s audience, usually in the form of a short speech or presentation, which is referred to by the same word (pitch, noun).