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Discover Animals of the Galápagos

Spanish Language Learners – Inspired by Carmen Sandiego™ Episode 4, students research and write about an animal of the Galápagos Islands.

Share Your Animal Facts

There are many animals to be found in the Galápagos Islands. Kids choose the ones that interest them most, research their choices, and report on what they discovered.

Watch Episode 4 in Spanish!

Activity Instructions

Kids research and write a short paragraph about an animal found in the Galápagos Islands.

  1. Have kids choose from a list of animals found in the Galápagos. Some possible choices: Galápagos tortoise, Galápagos land iguanas, marine iguanas, Darwin’s finches, flightless cormorant, Galápagos fur seal, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, etc.
  2. After conducting research, each kid should write a short paragraph in Spanish describing the animal’s appearance, its diet, numbers of the animal, and if it is endangered or not and why.
  3. Have kids share their paragraphs in small groups or as a whole class.