Animal Research Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Cara Randle

Cara has a Master's in Teacher Leadership as well as a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. She has taught on the Elementary and Pre-k level for 5 years.

There are many endangered species in the world. Some students may already know a few of these animals or none. This lesson will help give students a better understanding of what animals are endangered as well as information about those animals.

Learning Objectives

After completion, students will be able to:

  • Use tools to research animals
  • Use research to create a visual for others to look at and understand
  • Tell facts about some endangered species


2 - 3 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • Cause and Effect

Cause and effect relationships are routinely identified and used to explain change. (3-LS2-1),(3-LS4-3)


Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.


  • Copies of the lesson
  • Access to internet for research
  • Pencils
  • Notebook Paper
  • Poster Boards
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Images of endangered species
  • Printer with colored ink (optional)

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