100 Facts Extinct is bursting with unbelievable images, fun activities and exactly 100 fascinating extinction facts for kids aged 7+ to learn everything they need to know about species that are dying out.
• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.
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100 Facts Extinct contains key topics about the danger of extinction in simple, numbered facts for young learners. Every page includes fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text.
Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Extinct:
• The extinction of dinosaurs to the success of human survival
• Cases of mass extinctions and the causes
• Animals that could be gone tomorrow
Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• The huge moa of New Zealand was 4 metres tall. It was hunted by the enormous Haast's eagle, the biggest known eagle, which became extinct by 1400.
• Martha the last passenger pigeon was named after Martha Washington, wife of the first US president George Washington.
• Maybe ten or more species go extinct every day – mainly bugs and other creatures in tropical forests that are being cut down for timber and cleared for farmland.
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:
• Make a dodo face mask using a sheet of card, scissors, coloured pens, sticky tape and elastic
• Quiz time: Match some extinct animals with their descriptions
• Make a list of animals that cause problems such as spreading disease, eating crops and ask friends and family to have a debate about which ones they would choose to make extinct and why?
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