Academic journal article Science and Children

Animal Helpers: Zoos

Academic journal article Science and Children

Animal Helpers: Zoos

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By Jennifer Keats

Curtis. $17.95.

Sylvan Dell

Publishing. Mount

Pleasant, SC.

2013. ISBN: 9781607187134.

I recommend this little book about how zoos serve as a means to protect and conserve various species of animals--especially those that are endangered and threatened. Animal Helpers: Zoos would work well as an introduction to this topic, a resource for students' research projects, and a way to stimulate student interest.

The book could be used as reading material in a learning center with various activities related to the topic, which could be completed individually or with a partner. It would also be useful as a read-aloud book during science class. If you are planning a field trip to a zoo, read this book before you go to teach your students what goes on behind the scenes! If you are a third-, fourth-, or fifth-grade teacher, principal, or school librarian, this is definitely a book to order, especially since it is aligned with third- and fifth-grade Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and A Frame-work for K-12 Science Education. …

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