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While playing a game, learners discover how the Endangered Species Act works in the United States. Learners move along a game board by answering questions correctly. They will explore key concepts including habitat destruction, introduced species, threatened species, recovery plans, and extinction as well as endangered species.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per student)

  • game board
  • scissors
  • tape
  • pair of dice
  • place markers


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
      • Populations
      • Human Impact
  • The Nature of Science
    • Science and Society
      • Public Policy

Informal Categories

  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Ology


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