Ornithology Teacher Resources

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Ornithology and Real World Science

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Double click that mouse because you just found an amazing lesson! This cross-curricular Ornithology lesson incorporates literature, writing, reading informational text, data collection, scientific inquiry, Internet research, art, and...
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Mystery Bird Challenge

For Students 4th - 5th
In this mystery bird challenge worksheet, students use geographic information, feeding habits and a picture to identify a bird, with numerous links to web resources for help.
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Birds

For Students 6th - 10th
In this birds worksheet, students read a 2 page informational excerpt about birds and the study of birds, ornithology. They then use the information the learned to answer the 10 questions in the packet. The answers are located on the...
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Bluebirds Project: Mapping Species

For Students 4th - 6th
In this bluebirds project:  mapping species worksheet, students create a map based on data for bluebirds in their area, then answer 5 questions about the mapping of the species.  This page has numerous links to helpful web resources.
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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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Birds Word Search

For Students 5th - 6th
In this vocabulary worksheet, students locate the names of sixteen bird types in a word search. Words are found in a fifteen by fifteen letter grid.
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Creatures of the Skies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars create a bird identification game. For this classification lesson, students work in pairs to collect information about a specific bird. They use a bird field guide to aid in the research. They challenge other young...
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Bird and Feather Features

For Teachers 3rd
Ornithology is the study of birds, and young scientists do just that with an interesting science lesson. They identify the parts of a bird, realize that birds have different types of beaks, wings, and feet, and take a close look at bird...
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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...
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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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Birds of a Feather

For Teachers K
Students investigate birds and complete a variety of bird-themed activities. They read books and observe birds noting their physical characteristics, development and life cycle stages.
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Science: Birds in Flight

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students identify and examine adaptations in birds that enable them to fly. They conduct Internet research to relate these adaptations to the physics of flight. Students observe birds in flight and describe their behavior and flight...
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Environment: Home Sweet Home

For Teachers K
Students read books by Eric Carle as a stimulus for discussion on why animals need food and shelter and how they obtain these necessities. They create a schoolyard habitat for birds and research bird behaviors and facts.
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Evolution in Paradise

For Students 6th - 12th
Take a walk through paradise! A comprehensive set of lessons explores evolution of species through video analysis of the birds of paradise. Learners observe and identify natural and sexual selection as well as behavioral adaptations.
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Bird Communication

For Students 5th - 8th
Sing for your dinner! Investigate the purpose of bird songs and strategies birds use to communicate. Through the lessons, individuals learn how to recognize different types of bird communication as well as hypothesize the purpose of...
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Life In A Nest: Exploring Life Cycles With Bird Cams

For Students 6th - 12th
Why read about it when you can watch it happen? Bird cams make it possible for learners to experience the life cycle of a bird in real time! An engaging set of lessons provides activities to connect their learning to bird cam...
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For the Birds Vocabulary

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this birds vocabulary skills worksheet, students match the 02 listed birds to the appropriate sentences that describe each of them.
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In a Class of Their Own

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore taxonomy and how birds are classified in this scientific system. They use this knowledge to create entries for a field guide to birds that can be used to identify different species.
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Evaluating the Strength of Scientific Evidence: The Rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A happy discovery occurred in Arkansas in 2004: a woodpecker, believed to be extinct since the 1940s, reappeared! Or did it? Middle to high school ecologists examine scientific evidence and use critical-thinking skills to determine...
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Along the Birdhouse Trail

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students set up and maintain birdhouses on the school grounds in an effort to witness and capture (through video and photos) the major stages in the life cycle of cavity-nesting birds.
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A Place for the Birds

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners reflect on bird migrations and develop a project to collect data on bird species from across North America to further investigate the ranges and migrations of common birds. They create a field guide of North American birds.
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Investigating Evidence

For Students K - 12th
Explore the scientific process through nature. Scholars become scientists as they develop a question, design an experiment, collect data, and analyze their results. A two-week lesson guides your classes through the process and provides...
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Bird Beaks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the relationship between a bird's beak and its ability to find food and survive in a given environment.
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Exploring Biodiversity

For Students 7th - 9th
In this 5 page worksheet about biodiversity, students complete 54 sentences by filling in the blanks and 2 charts about the connectivity of species.

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