Ornithology Teacher Resources
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Ornithology and Real World Science
Double click that mouse because you just found an amazing activity! This cross-curricular Ornithology activity incorporates literature, writing, reading informational text, data collection, scientific inquiry, Internet research, art, and technology.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 65 Downloads
Bird and Feather Features
Ornithology is the study of birds, and young scientists do just that with an interesting science activity. They identify the parts of a bird, realize that birds have different types of beaks, wings, and feet, and take a close look at bird feathers.
3rd Science 15 Views 20 Downloads
Evaluating the Strength of Scientific Evidence: The Rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker
A happy discovery occurred in Arkansas in 2004: a woodpecker, believed to be extinct since the 1940s, reappeared! Or did it? Middle to high school ecologists examine scientific evidence and use critical-thinking skills to determine whether or not it is true.
7th - 12th Science 11 Views 26 Downloads
Turn your students 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 26 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Science: Birds in Flight
Students identify and examine adaptations in birds that enable them to fly. They conduct Internet research to relate these adaptations to the physics of flight. Students observe birds in flight and describe their behavior and flight mechanics.
7th - 10th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Here is an exciting exploration of a fascinating topic for your emerging ecologists: bird migration! They begin by visiting the US Fish & Wildlife Service website to discover which Arctic birds come to their areas. They are assigned one of those birds and sent off to do a bit of background research on it.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Antebellum American Art
Dividing the art of the Antebellum period into several different genres, this vibrant presentation is sure to get your students' attention. It takes your students on a walk through an art museum with famous paintings, architecture, and sculptures, coupled with the patriotism that connects important events from American history.
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
People Behind the Parks
Explore U.S. geography with your class by viewing a documentary. Show a portion of the Ken Burns documentary "The National Parks," and identify the individuals responsible for keeping the parks in order. Elementary and middle schoolers create a presentation discussing the history of the parks and their representation of the American people.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 39 Downloads
Dining Out With Fishes and Birds of the Hudson
While this instructional activity 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.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 4 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
Tallying Local Species to Learn About Diversity
Using this thoroughly-written plan, you can have your junior ecologists exploring local biodiversity. They take a journal outdoors to tally the species that they see. An article is included along with comprehension questions. The author also includes links to other resources and extension ideas.
4th - 5th Science 9 Views 24 Downloads
Marine Habitats of Galveston Island
Four lessons introduce elementary ecologists to salt marsh and sandy beach habitats. In the first lesson, they place shells and other materials in vinegar to determine if they contain calcium carbonate. In the second lesson, they read a mystery in which a blue crab has gone missing.
2nd - 5th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Bluebirds Project: Mapping Species
In this bluebirds project: mapping species worksheet, students create a map based on data for bluebirds in their area, then answer 5 questions about the mapping of the species. This page has numerous links to helpful web resources.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads