Ornithology Teacher Resources
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Ornithology and Real World Science
Double click that mouse because you just found an amazing lesson plan! This cross-curricular Ornithology lesson plan incorporates literature, writing, reading informational text, data collection, scientific inquiry, Internet research, art, and technology.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 64 Downloads
Bird and Feather Features
Ornithology is the study of birds, and young scientists do just that with an interesting science lesson. 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 14 Views 20 Downloads
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
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 10 Views 25 Downloads
Bluebirds Project: Mapping Species
In this bluebirds project: mapping species instructional activity, 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
Creatures of the Skies
Students create a bird identification game. In this classification activity, students work in pairs to collect information about a specific bird. They use a bird field guide to aid in the research. They challenge other students in their class to identify the bird from a silhouette they have drawn.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Turn your students into flocks of migratory birds for this fun lesson plan 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 18 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Leonardo da Vinci: Creative Genius
Middle schoolers examine how Leonardo da Vinci exemplified the Renaissance period. They explore various websites, conduct Internet research, complete a chart, explore virtual da Vinci notebooks, and write an essay.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 35 Views 124 Downloads