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Projects and Fieldtrips » I.I.M. Independent Investigation Method Research Project

I.I.M. Independent Investigation Method Research Project


Researching Causes of Species Endangerment

Using I.I.M.

Independent Investigation Method

See our finished projects below!

Amazing Animals!
The Animal Kingdom is an amazing place! Everything needs to be in perfect balance. An animal's habitat must provide shelter, food, clean water, and adequate space. When these factors are out of balance animals may become endangered or extinct. Third graders study habitats, food chains, the effect of man on the environment, and the major causes of endangered species. "Animal Studies" will be our first science unit of the year.

Some of the Endangered Species in Massachusetts
Shortnose sturgeon, Plymouth redbelly turtle, Roseate tern, Humpback whale, American burying beetle, Northeastern bulrush, Atlantic sturgeon, Upland sandpiper, Northern copperhead, Short-eared owl, Puritan tiger beetle, Eastern silvery aster

Below are sites for
Activities and Information

Endangered Species Slide Show
Excellent Site!

The Life of Mammals Games
Excellent Site!

Kids' Planet

Animals of the World

Animal Groups Quiz

Animal Adaptation Quiz

Ranger Rick-Go Wild!

Fish Food
Food Chain Game


Food Chain Poster

Animal Research Template

Really Wild Animals

Endangered Ecosystems

Write a Wacky Jungle Adventure
Mad Lib

Cheetah Chat

Asia's Last Lions Video

American Natural History Museum
on Endangered Species

National Geographic Expedition

Eyes on the Tiger

Wolf Web

Wolves Geoguide

National Zoo Photo Gallery

Cyber Tiger

Creature Feature

Name That Animal


Animals Use Tools

Turtles in Trouble

Rain Forest

The background music is
"Colors of the Wind"
from Pocohantas

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Deborah Thonus Ó 2002-2009

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