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Lesson Plan
National Wildlife Federation

Fill the Bill

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
The structure of a bird's beak lends itself to specific functions. Using an assortment of everyday objects, learners mimic the behaviors of bird beaks. They learn about the habits of different birds by studying their beaks.
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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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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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Activity
Cornell University

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...
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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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Duck Detectives

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore biology by completing animal activity pages in class. For this bird characteristics lesson, students discuss the different types of birds that exist in North America and identify their migration habits. Students read...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

What is a bird?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students sort birds by their physical characteristics. In this bird characteristics lesson, students review bird characteristics and create beaks. Students discuss birds as pets.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Jay Play

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students explore animal characteristics by participating in a bird observation activity. In this blue jay identification instructional activity, students discuss the different types of blue jays native to their environment and bait them...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Flight in Nature: Birds!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners discover how flight works by researching birds.  In this animal life lesson, students utilize the Internet to find information about the four aspects of flight.  Learners define the four aspects and label a worksheet based on...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Many kinds of birds

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this some or all worksheet, students fill in the blank with "some" or "all" to sentences that contain facts about bird characteristics. Students fill in the blank for 11 sentences.