Lesson Plan

Migration Headache

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During this game, kids become migratory shorebirds and fly among wintering, nesting, and stopover habitats. If they do not arrive at a suitable habitat on time, they do not survive. Catastrophic events are periodically introduced that may also affect an individual's survival. After the simulation, shorebirds return to being students and analyze the survival rate, concluding a solid lesson on animal migration.

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  • Learners analyze a graph of what occurred throughout the simulation
  • Adaptable to Next Generation Science Standards 
  • Thorough explanation of how to facilitate the game
  • Cross-curricular suggestions provided
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