Endangered panda

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 6.41.24 PM.pngGrade level: 4 – 5th

Skills:  Measurement (Mass)

Related environmental issues:  Biodiversity & Deforestation

Area level: Global

Giant pandas are endangered because the forests they live in China have been destroyed as the population in the country grows. The size of the forests where pandas can live became smaller and smaller, and this makes hard for them to find mates and food. They must eat up to 84 pounds of bamboo every day. A giant pandas grow to up to 330 pounds as an adult.

  1. It might take about 10 _______ to weigh equivalent to bamboo that a giant panda eats a day.  a) bananas  b) tables  c) one-gallon bottles of milk
  2. It might take about ____ 5th graders to weigh equivalent to a giant panda.   a) 2    b)  4    c)  8
  3. A ton is 2,000 pounds. It might take about ____ giant pandas to weight a ton.  a) 6   b)  9   c) 12

Source:  WWF

Photo: WWF

Answer keys

  1. c)
  2. b)
  3. a)