Ornithology Teacher Resources

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In this birds worksheet, learners read a 2 page informational excerpt about birds and the study of birds, ornithology. They then use the information the learned to answer the 10 questions in the packet. The answers are located on the last page.
Double click that mouse because you just found an amazing lesson! This cross-curricular Ornithology lesson incorporates literature, writing, reading informational text, data collection, scientific inquiry, Internet research, art, and technology. Wow! This resource outlines everything needed to conduct fully integrated lesson about birds
Ornithology is the study of birds, and young scientists do just that with an interesting science lesson plan. 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. Unfortunately, the worksheets mentioned in the plan are not found as attached files. Still, the ideas in the lesson plan can be used to create an effective study of birds. 
For this mystery bird challenge worksheet, students use geographic information, feeding habits and a picture to identify a bird, with numerous links to web resources for help.
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.
Students explore taxonomy and how birds are classified in this scientific system. They use this knowledge to create entries for a field guide to birds that can be used to identify different species.
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. The handouts referenced in the lesson plan are not included, but there is enough material, plus many resource links, to make this exciting topic come alive in your environmental science class!
Seventh graders list the features of an ecosystem and identify local bird species.  In this bird instructional activity students work in groups to formulate a hypothesis and test their theory by collecting and analyzing data. 
Students explore the relationship between a bird's beak and its ability to find food and survive in a given environment.
Students are introduced to useing websites as a data source. Using bird population predictions, they test their predictions from various websites. They record, organize and graph the data and share their results with the class.
In this online quiz worksheet, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about animal behavior. Page includes links to ads, resources and answers.
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.
Students create a bird identification game. In this classification lesson, 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. They compare and contrast the adaptations of these birds in a whole group discussion.
Students investigate birds and complete a variety of bird-themed activities. They read books and observe birds noting their physical characteristics, development and life cycle stages.
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 areasnon-nesting areas, and stopover locations along each course. Children then travel the paths in small groups, stopping to perform specific tasks at each destination on their migratory journey. Following the simulation, learners research specific birds, mapping their migration routes and writing descriptions their annual trips. A great activity that provides a glimpse into the lives of migratory animals, making it an engaging supplement to an elementary life science unit.
Students read books by Eric Carle as a stimulus for discussion on why animals need food and shelter and how they obtain these necessities. They create a schoolyard habitat for birds and research bird behaviors and facts.
In this vocabulary worksheet, students locate the names of sixteen bird types in a word search. Words are found in a fifteen by fifteen letter grid.
This is a well-designed science activity which helps students learn the behavior of different species of birds. Working with partners and in small team, students learn to scientifically observe birds.
Students identify the adaptive forces in the life cycle of plants, animals, and humans, isolate and identify the role that change and adaptation play in extreme environments and research and write a short term paper using MLA citations.
Students 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.

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