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Activity
PBS

Reading Adventure Pack: Birds

For Parents 2nd - 3rd Standards
A Reading Adventure Pack takes a close look at birds. After reading a fiction and nonfiction book, scholars craft a thaumatrope, begin a birding journal using their sense of sight and hearing, and build a model bird using supplies from...
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Wildlife Federation

Birding Lane

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Birdwatching is a popular hobby. Young scientists test their knowledge of bird characteristics on their own bird-watching expedition. They take their journals on a walk and sketch the key characteristics of the birds they find while...
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Wildlife Federation

Songbird Survey

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Serenade your classes with a selection of bird songs. Scholars learn to identify birds by their songs with practice and then take their skills to the outdoors. They identify mating pairs while on a nature walk and repeat their walk over...
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Wildlife Federation

Watch the Birdie

For Teachers K - 2nd
Many birds look alike until you focus on their specific characteristics—so let's do a little bird watching! Young scientists build their own binoculars to take on a hike. They then use them to locate and identify different species of birds.
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Lesson Plan
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Purdue University

Chirp! Chirp!

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
If you build it, they will come. Young scholars learn about local birds in an interesting hands-on instructional activity. They begin by identifying birds either from photos or in nature and then build their own bird feeders. The...
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Lesson Plan
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Jump, Glide, or Fly? Exploring Bird Evolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How have birds evolved from prehistoric animals? With the three-part lesson, small groups first research different prehistoric animals and determine whether they are birds. Then, scholars explore different bird adaptations using the Flap...
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PPT
Biology Junction

Birds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Birds adapted to almost every climate on the planet, from the Arctic to the rain forests. A presentation focused on birds covers their similarities and differences. It starts with their evolution from reptiles, their many physical...
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Interactive
Biology in Motion

Organize-It

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Many pupils struggle to categorize and organize related content. Multiple quizzes on a variety of topics offer practice for these specific skills. Scholars move items around until they think each is placed in the proper position....
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Unit Plan
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Amazing Birds

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
What's so amazing about birds? Find out just how amazing birds are with a physics of animal behavior unit created by Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Have learners explore and tap into their observational skills and notice how birds fly, what...
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Worksheet
K5 Learning

The Fishhawk

For Students 4th Standards
Read about why the osprey is also known as the fishhawk in a short reading passage that describes where they live, what they eat, and what they look like. After reading, individuals respond to four short answer questions based on what...
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Activity
Teachit

Life Cycle of a Penguin

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
Celebrate the circle of life with this fun hands-on activity. After cutting out, gluing together, and assembling this visual model, students are able to spin through and observe the life cycle of penguins.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Word Search: African Birds

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Here is a beautiful word search on African bird species. There are 17 birds altogether, and each one has an accurate and colorful illustration that goes along with it. An answer key is included. This word search would come in handy to...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

For the Birds Vocabulary

For Students 2nd - 4th
For this birds vocabulary skills worksheet, students match the 02 listed birds to the appropriate sentences that describe each of them.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Sheffield Island Adaptation Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
You don't have to visit The Maritime Aquarium to use this plan, but you would need to find a location where a variety of bird species live, re-write the activity worksheet to incorporate the local species, and purchase field guides for...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

For the Birds

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore biology by creating birdhouses. In this bird identification lesson, 2nd graders discuss the different types of birds that live in their environment and what characteristics each type of bird has. Students create a...
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Interactive
Curated OER

Mystery Bird Challenge

For Students 4th - 5th
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.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Bird Identification Worksheet 2

For Students 4th - 6th
In this bird worksheet, students cross reference materials gathered to identify the bird pictured and fill in 7 boxes with the information gathered.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Bird Book Worksheet

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this bird book activity, students draw or paste a picture of the bird of their choice on the first page of their books. Students fill out a profile of twelve facts about the bird of their choice.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Name Scramble

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this name scramble worksheet, students practice the skill of unscrambling the names of ten birds for mastery. Students share their answers with their classmates.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Word Search: African Birds

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this word search worksheet, young scholars will find and circle the names of 19 different kinds of African birds. Realistic, color pictures accompany the name of each bird.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Word Search: Birds

For Teachers 1st - 4th
In this word search worksheet, students will find and circle the names of 18 different kinds of birds. Realistic, color pictures accompany the name of each bird.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Turtle Dove

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a one paragraph text about turtle doves. Students answer one multiple choice question.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Bird Crossword-- No Clues, Difficult

For Students 6th - 7th
In this bird crossword, learners place the species names of 20 birds into a crossword puzzle. This is made more difficult because there are no clues.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Develop a Bird Feeder Watch List

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore biology by identifying animals on their school ground. In this bird species lesson, students create and utilize a simple bird feeder to attract birds near their classroom at which point they observe the color, size and...