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Duck, Duck, Goose or Swan?
Students study the waterfowl of a wetland. They use Venn diagram to compare and contrast the duck, goose and swan. They research the waterfowl using the Internet. They create a timeline and slideshow of the life of a duck, goose, or swan over the course of a year.
The Impact of Climate Change on Prairie Potholes Activity 2: Graphing/Data Analysis
Prairie potholes are dips in the earth that contain water, which is vital to the survival of many prairie inhabitants, including the Mallard Duck. Middle schoolers analyze data on the disappearance of these potholes in relation to the mallard duck population. They are given several passages to read as well as several data tables that show changes to potholes, prairie lands, and duck breeding activity. They will create graphs that show each data table and then discuss the relationships they see through data analysis.
Art: Drawing Ducks in Their Natural Habitats
Sixth graders explore various waterfowl species and discover how duck stamps are used. After researching specific types of birds for a stamp competition, they draw the birds in various natural settings. Before sending the submissions, 6th graders display their work at a school art fair.
Getting Through the Day Duck Style
Students observe ducks at a local wetland. They answer various questions about the ducks behavior and write the answers on a downloadable worksheet.
Getting through the day duck style
Students are introduced to how animals (and ourselves) cope with daily life. They discover that living things need certain conditions to survive. Students investigate how living things (including ourselves and a duck) have special features or adaptations that help them to survive.
Origami Ducks: Geometry, Listening, and Following Directions
Make origami ducks with your class to reinforce geometry concepts and vocabulary; develop fine motor and visual translation skills; and enrich study of Japanese culture, the pond habitat, or migration. Create a whole group "worksheet" about shapes and symmetry with a word bank. Links to instructions for the duck folds are difficult to follow. Look online for other models and practice, practice, practice; you'll need to master the folds to support children during independent practice.
Young scholars complete various activities related to the book "Farmer Duck" by Martin Waddell. They participate in a shared reading of the book, identify the animal sounds, act out the story, and write sentences using speech bubbles.
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Students are introduced to the time of the samurai warriors using the guided reading of "The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks". The teacher reads the story to the students and they make connections from the text about the history of the samurai.
Literature Connections: Duck and Goose
First graders relate details in a photograph to the story Duck and Goose. In this literature connections lesson, 1st graders analyze an old photograph of a playground game, then listen to the story and relate the photo to the story. Students identify photos as taken long ago or recently based on details.
Duck Squad-Super Savers
Students "save" a rare duck (or goose, or swan) from extinction by "building" a sanctuary to protect and breed it in captivity. They research what the bird needs and draw the species and its enclosure.
Quick, Quack, Quick Went The Duck
Students practice recognizing the phonemes and diagraphs in letters that blend together to form the "ck" sound. They interact with the book, "Quick, Quack, Quick!" by Marsha Arnold and the phrase, "Jack the duck found an icky sticky chick that quacked quickly."
New! The Stories of Status Symbols
A good writer needs to be observant and have an imagination. Hone those creative writing skills with an activity inspired by a very old Chinese artifact. Learners examine the piece Mandarin Duck Rank Badge, and then write a story from the perspective of one of the animals depicted on the badge. To make their diary entries authentic, the kids first research what rank badges were used for and who would have worn them during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
New! Symbols and Trading Cards
A silk rank badge was a symbolic emblem worn by high officials during the Qing Dynasty. Your class will get a chance to examine the details, symbolism, color, and design of such a badge as they make their own symbolic trading cards. Mandarin Duck Rank Badge is used to inspire the investigation, and from there learners will choose symbols to research as they make their trading cards.
The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions based on The Wild Duck. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Stella the Swan
Students analyze the telling of a story with props. They study similarities and differences between ducks, geese and swans, how wildfowl are adapted to life in water, how wildfowl move and feed, and wildfowl family life, how they nest, lay and hatch eggs.
We Like to Read with Enthusiasm
Students develop skills to become independent readers by telling a story with expression and enthusiasm. They read with expression and enthusiasm with a partner the books, "Duck on a Bike," and "David Goes to School," both by David Shannon.
The Golden Students
Scholars view the video, "Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land," and discuss examples in nature which have proportions of the golden ratio. They measure and record different body lengths from a worksheet and convert the ratios to equivalent decimal forms.
Duck Squad - Super Savers
Internet Assignment: Ducks
In this creative internet inquiry worksheet, learners research, answer and analyze a variety of facts and questions about ducks.
Five Little Ducks
First graders practice the strategy of groupings within 5 in the counting to one stages one, two and three. They encounter the rhyme "Five Little Ducks" and role-play the rhyme using five students to represent the five little ducks. They start with five and count backwards from there.