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Causes of Extinction


Analyze the common causes of extinction and explain how human actions sometimes result in the extinction of a species 0407.5.5

Links verified 10/25/2010

  1. Deforestation Causes Extinction of 26 Species in Amazon - news report from China View
  2. Deforestation Causes Species Extinction in Madagascar - this report from Wild Madagascar claims that lack of lemur dung may contribute to demise of some beetles
  3. Human Causes of Extinction and Endangerment - Why are Endangered Species Important? - this report is text only but contains good information for your students
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMajor Causes of Extinction - use this student produced page as the start of a classroom discussion
  5. Why the Rapid Decline? - According to this ThinkQuest page, no single reason can be pointed to as the sole cause of an organism's extinction. Take a look at the reasons they cite

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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