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Animals of the Galápagos Islands


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Would you like your students to learn about biodiversity in the Galápagos Islands? Students will read five pages of informational text on animals of the Galápagos, biodiversity, endemic organisms, animal adaptations, and speciation. This resource starts with phenomena and includes a five-page reading passage with comprehension questions. The Galápagos Archipelago is home to more endemic species than anywhere else.

This Reading Unit on Galápagos Biodiversity and Endemic Organisms Includes:

  • Phenomena
  • Suggested schedule
  • Five pages of reading passages
  • Two pages of comprehension questions
  • Word Search
  • Crossword puzzle
  • Two CERs
  • Answer Keys

Concepts in the Reading Passages Include

  • Biodiversity
  • Geographic isolation
  • Endemic species
  • Adaptations
  • Adaptive radiation
  • Natural selection

Organisms Discussed:

•Marine Iguana

•Yellow Land Iguana

•Pale Iguana

•Pink Iguana

•Giant Galápagos Tortoises

•Galápagos Sea Lions

•Galápagos Penguin

•Red-footed Booby

•Blue-footed Booby

•Nazca Booby

•Magnificent Frigatebird

No Prep! Just print and use it!