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Underwater Diving Bird

For Teachers 4th - 12th
When we think of birds, we naturally think to look up in the sky. But, if you're looking for the dipper bird, don't forget to check underwater! This underwater diving bird takes fishing to the next level. Watch this video to learn how!
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Changing Planet: Adaptation of Species (Birds and Butterflies)

For Teachers 5th - 9th
A video about the impact of climate change on butterfly populations and a PowerPoint about butterfly and bird adaptations warm science learners up for the activity to follow. Using a variety of tools that reprsent unique styles of bird...
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The Thrush's Nest

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
A gorgeous collection of slides follows the changes within the nest of a thrush over a month's time. Beginning with a single egg on March 15th, frequent photographs looking down into the nest are displayed. Finally, on April 14th, the...
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Ornithology and Real World Science

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Double click that mouse because you just found an amazing instructional activity! This cross-curricular Ornithology instructional activity incorporates literature, writing, reading informational text, data collection, scientific inquiry,...
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Jump, Glide, or Fly? Exploring Bird Evolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How have birds evolved from prehistoric animals? With the three-part lesson plan, small groups first research different prehistoric animals and determine whether they are birds. Then, scholars explore different bird adaptations using the...
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Fact or Fiction: Uncooked Rice Is Bad for Birds

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Rice is made of starches that absorb moisture, but is it enough to be harmful to birds? In true myth-buster form, a video lesson explains the science that disproves the thought that rice is bad for birds. The episode compares the...
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When Birds Stopped Flying

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Flight seems like an important adaptive advantage, so why did some birds lose their ability to take to the skies? A video from the PBS Eons series explains the evolutionary paths of different species of birds while emphasizing the...
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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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Why Can't Some Birds Fly?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Back in the day, all birds had the ability to fly. Why would evolutionary adaptations take that away from some species? A video presentation discusses the cost of having the ability to fly and why that feature may not be ideal for some...
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Living Dinosaurs: Fact or Fiction?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are birds descendants of dinosaurs? Learners consider the question as they watch an informative video comparing fossil records of dinosaurs with current species. Following the video, groups ponder the evidence to draw conclusions about...
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Adaptations at Animal Wonders - Field Trip

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The word camouflage was first found use in English in the 1917 edition of Popular Science magazine. Camouflage, along with many other variations, star in the second video in a four-part series about adaptations. Join the virtual field...
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Why Protect Pollinators?

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Would you rather having biting flies or chocolate? The question may seem absurd, but cocoa trees rely on pollination from biting flies. Viewers come to understand the importance of pollinators to our food supply, flowers, and entire...
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When Birds Had Teeth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists believe confuciusornis developed a beak and lost teeth as a key step in the evolutionary process. Learn more about confuciusornis and other birds, dinosaurs, and animals that evolved into the birds of today. PBS Eons walks...
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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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Why Is Blue so Rare in Nature?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why so blue? As it turns out, very few things in nature only reflect blue light! A short video from a comprehensive science playlist highlights the beautiful blues of butterflies, birds, and human eyes. The narrator shows how adaptations...
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How Evolution Turned a Possum into a Wolf

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Do bats really have thumbs? Explore this, and many other intriguing topics using a short video from a great science series. Viewers learn to differentiate between analogous and homologous structures, why natural selection favors traits...
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Sorting Finch Species

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't just tell your class about Darwin's finches ... show them! Sort some of science's most famous birds using an interactive lesson. Learners try their hand at classifying finches using song, sonogram, and beak appearance, as well as...
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Vertebrate Circulatorium

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When you get to the heart of the matter, you learn a lot about an organism by studying its circulatory system! A perfect resource for a zoology or anatomy class, the simulation gives users a peek inside a variety of vertebrates to...
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Comparative Anatomy of the Domestic Chicken

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Are chickens and crocodiles really related? Young scientists compare the bone structure of current domestic chickens to other animals throughout evolution. This helps them understand the branches that separate crocodiles and birds as...
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Great Transitions: The Origin of Birds

For Students 9th - 12th
Did you know T-Rex had a wish bone? This is one of the many pieces of evidence to support the idea that therapod dinosaurs evolved into modern-day birds. An engaging video describes some of the other pieces of evidence and how...
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The Time Terror Birds Invaded

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Like something from a low-budget horror movie, terror birds ruled the roost in South America millions of years ago. Things didn't go as well when they headed north! With an intriguing video, biology scholars explore the massive migration...
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Can You See This Type of Light?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why can some organisms detect polarized light, but others can't? Scholars observe as the narrator constructs, demonstrates, and explains a simple polarimeter during a video from a larger playlist covering physics. Concepts include how...
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Computational Chemistry—Chemistry Now

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Can some plants make their own animal repellents? Science sleuths examine the properties of cinnamamide in pear trees using an case study about computational chemistry. The resource discusses how vital computers are to research, how...
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Celebrate Urban Birds

For Students 3rd - 8th
Set up a 50x50 square foot area in a space at school and choose three days to go outside and observe the birds seen in a 10 minute span. The activity has learners tapping into their observation skills and creates awareness of the birds...