Birds and Worms
Students role play the role of birds and pretend to eat different colored "worms" that are made out of toothpicks. They make predictions about which colors would be the easiest to find. They discuss how some animals can camouflage themselves.
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Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science instructional activity. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms...
2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Dining Out With Fishes and Birds of the Hudson
The class will make observations to determine how environment has shaped the way particular birds and fish eat. They will view a series of photographs, read two short articles, and then consider how food availability has determined how...
3rd - 6th Science
Bird Adaptations Pre-visit Activity for the Minnesota Zoo
Students participate in a hands-on activity in order to analyze how physical and behavioral adaptations help and organism survive. Through the activity they look at the different kinds of bird beaks and how they are adapted to the type...
4th - 6th Science