After learning what animals need in order to survive (space, shelter, air, water and food), we analyzed different live transmissions of zoos around the world and we had a debate where we discussed whether zoos should exist or not. These were the student's opinions.
After acting as detectives, students came up with their own conclusions.
"My opinion is that it’s not right to put animals in the school because it’s not their habitat."
"I think the school is good for animals because there are three parks and each one is full of grass and trees, but I think it isn’t good because there are a lot of kids playing."
"I think that the school is in part good for animals because the insects and the birds have the garden, leaves, seeds and flowers. But for other animals I think that the school is not good for them."
"I think that the school is no good for animals because there are a lot of kids and I think that there’s not much food for animals except for birds."
"The school is a good place for animals because here they have water, they have food and they have a lot of sun."
"I think the school can be like a zoo, but it’s too small for some animals for example: elephants and cheetahs. And there is a lot of people that couldn’t survive or live with that type of animals."
"Yes, it is a good place because they have everything they need."
"I don’t think the school is a good place for animals but we can have a pet of the class that is a stuffed animal. "
"I think our school is and isn’t a good place for animals. It is a good place for birds, invertebrates and some amphibians, because there are a lot of trees and food birds and insects could eat and use for shelter."
"The school is not very good for animals because there is not so much water and meat for them."
"My opinion is that the school is not good for animals; I think that the school is place for humans only and some people don’t like animals."
"The school is not a good place to have animals because the kids might get scared and it’s not a good habitat."
"It’s a good place but only for some animals, because some animals need more water and food that we don’t have here and they are more comfortable in their habitats."
"The school is not good for animals because there's no food or water."