Lesson Plan

Grades K-2, 3-5

Pondering Pandas

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40 minutes

SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Biodiversity/Habitat

Resource Overview

Students participate in a simulation as giant pandas living in the wild to illustrate how population pressures impact the pandas’ habitat and ability to find food and shelter.

Students will be able to:
  • Define endangered species and recognize that the giant panda is on the endangered species list.
  • Simulate human population pressures on the habitat of the giant panda.
  • Analyze and illustrate the impact of human population pressures on the panda’s habitat by constructing a diorama.

Features of This Resource

  • Opportunity for kinesthetic (tactile) learning
  • Lesson plan for elementary students to explore habitat fragmentation
  • Connection between people and wildlife
  • Optional art extension – students create a diorama of a panda habitat

How Do I Get This Lesson Plan?

This lesson plan must be purchased as part of a lesson packet or as part of a full curriculum that is available in our store.

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