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Turn your learners into flocks of migratory birds for this fun lesson on animal migration. Prior to the activity, the teacher creates four different migration routes in the classroom or any available open space, labeling nesting areas, non-nesting areas, and stopover locations along each course.
K - 4th Science 34 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Growing Minds: Garden Planning
School gardens are rich in cross-curricular learning opportunities! Excellent ideas put learners in charge of organizing and planning. Begin with a book about gardening (recommended titles provided), and discuss learners' prior knowledge and associations with gardening.
K - 5th Health 36 Views 76 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Bird Watcher's Guide
Explore birds! Youngsters color bird pictures and choose one type to research. Using books and the Internet, they compile information and write paragraphs in a PowerPoint slide, including a picture of their bird. Then, they voice record their paragraphs onto the computer.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Changing Planet: Adaptation of Species (Birds and Butterflies)
A video about the impact of climate change on butterfly populations and a PowerPoint about butterfly and bird adaptations warm science learners up for the activity to follow. Using a variety of tools that reprsent unique styles of bird beaks, scientists simulate the collection of food.
5th - 9th Science 27 Views 87 Downloads
Flying Bird Fact-Finds
Students investigate how to recognize, feed, and shelter backyard birds, design paper birds similar to one local species, and design and construct three-dimensional mobiles to display interesting facts and information they gather about birds.
1st - 12th Science 4 Views 14 Downloads
First graders explore natural resources and search outdoors to find materials to create a bird's nest. In this bird's natural resources lesson, 1st graders listen to a book about birds and reflect on the various things birds use to create their nests.
1st Science 6 Views 13 Downloads
Feed the Birds
Even the littlest scientists need to know how to make predictions, observations, and then collect data for analysis. Tiny ornithologists make bird feeders to bring more birds into the school play yard. They discuss what birds in the area eat, make several different types of feeders, then predict which one will attract more birds.
Pre-K - 1st Science 21 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A fun activity for bird identification awaits your class. Youngsters are asked to go outside, observe a bird, and then come back into the classroom and attempt to find out what kind of bird it was. The instructional activity serves as a field guide.
3rd - 5th Science 8 Views 20 Downloads
Underwater Diving Bird
When we think of birds, we naturally think to look up in the sky. But, if you're looking for the dipper bird, don't forget to check underwater! This underwater diving bird takes fishing to the next level. Watch this video to learn how!
2 mins 4th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Dining Out With Fishes and Birds of the Hudson
The class will make observations to determine how environment has shaped the way particular birds and fish eat. They will view a series of photographs, read two short articles, and then consider how food availability has determined how each bird or fish has evolved in their particular habitat.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Fourth graders examine how different birds have different beaks that are tailor made for their environments. They discuss how different beaks are better at eating different foods. They use this information to create a bird of their own that fits the environmental factors provided.
4th Science 5 Views 22 Downloads
Soft Sculpture Birds
Art can mimic life, and animals are always interesting subjects. Learners create large soft sculptures (stuffed) birds using paper, paint, and other basic collage materials. They view images of birds, and discuss bird traits and shapes. They finish by designing and creating a sculpture of their own.
2nd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 21 Downloads
El Salvador: Whose Breakfast Isn't for the Birds?
Sixth graders investigate the understanding of where coffee is grown by conducting a survey. They study the natural history of coffee and examine bird habitats in the areas where coffee is grown. They write letters to explaining the connections between coffee, tropical forests, and bird habitats.
6th Math 3 Views 1 Download
For the Birds
Second graders observe, identify, and document birds sighted at the library feeder station. They observe and document birds in order to begin their birder's life list. They apply scientific concepts and principles by using library resources to identify birds observed at the library feeder station.
2nd Science 3 Views 1 Download
Students, after researching the internet for information about native bird species, create an informational banner. They follow all the directions from their copy of "Bird Banner Guidelines" and complete this task in groups of four or five.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 4 Downloads
Up, Down and Dirty: Exploring Birds and Amphibians in the Victory Bog
Students discover how to use a field guide for birds as well as observing them via binoculars. They gain an understanding of the role of bogs and their inhabitants, specifically the Victory Bog. They create their own field guides.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Dining Out With Fishes and Birds of the Hudson
While this lesson focuses on the birds and fish found on the Hudson River, it could be adapted for use in any classroom. Using a vocabulary list, learners explore the meaning of words like adaptation, habitat, barbel, and more. Then, they complete worksheets discussing the characteristics of fish, birds, and food chains.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads