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Migration Mishaps

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Elementary ecologists pretend to be migratory hummingbirds. They fly between wintering and nesting grounds, trying to reach a habitat haven. In a musical-chair fashion, some birds will miss out, and are removed from the game. To further affect the success of the birds, you will add migration mishaps or enhancements, such as habitat loss due to construction or concerned citizens planting hummingbird gardens. Not only is this a fun lesson on animal migration for kids, it can also serve as a way of increasing awareness of our impact on animal populations.

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  • Physical activity stimulates learning
  • Adaptable to third grade and middle school Next Generation Science Standards for life science
  • Raises awareness of human impact on biodiversity and populations
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