Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Extinct and Endangered Species topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Zoo Visit

If possible, visit your local zoo or aquarium. Explore different animals and discuss a few, pointing out adaptations and behavioral characteristics. Pose questions about human impact. How might ocean animals be affected by fishing nets, oil spills, or water pollution? Many zoos offer tours or sessions that focus on endangered species or conservation efforts. Talk to your child about what he or she can do to protect endangered species.

Backyard Conservation

Find out what species of plant and animal are endangered in your community or state. Research together and learn how they became endangered and how you can protect them. Write letters to your representative or other government leader to urge them to set aside land for reserves, support conservation legislation, and develop ways to promote initiatives that will help endangered species.