Endangered Mammals: African and Asian Elephants

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Science, Life Science

Grade 3- 5


In this section students will navigate their way around Web sites and find required information; compare different species of the same mammal; gather information about the characteristics, habits, diets, and behaviors of different mammals; and research the ways in which mammals adapt to their environments.


Discuss the terminology endangered and threatened.
Find some pictures of the different species of elephants to assist children as they summarize the differences and similarities.
Have student visit the Web site listed below to complete the activity sheet.


  • computer with Internet access
  • copies of the activity sheet entitled The Asian and African Elephants
  • pencil or pen

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