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Ornithology and Real World Science

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Double click that mouse because you just found an amazing instructional activity! This cross-curricular Ornithology instructional activity incorporates literature, writing, reading informational text, data collection, scientific inquiry,...
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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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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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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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Bluebirds Project: Mapping Species

For Students 4th - 6th
In this bluebirds project:  mapping species learning exercise, 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...
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Creatures of the Skies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners create a bird identification game. In 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 learners in their...
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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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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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Birds Word Search

For Students 5th - 6th
For 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Fauvism is for the Birds!

For Teachers K - 12th
Here's a art project that lets kids use bold colors to express their inner wild beasts, and maybe even attract a few wild birds. Using old picture frames, canvases, and screen mesh, young fauvists craft bird feeders and decorate their...
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Birder - Watcher

For Teachers 4th
Take the class outside with a bird watching lesson. Young ornithologists participate in an outdoor activity that guides them on how to observe and study the feathered animals. After walking around school campus, bird watchers provide a...
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Along the Birdhouse Trail

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners investigate the major changes in the life cycle of cavity-nesting birds through the set up and maintenance of birdhouses on school grounds. Monitoring techniques are identified and utilized to obtain data which is imported into...
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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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For the Birds Crossword Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this birds worksheet, students read ten clues that pertain to birds and determine the answer from the word box. Students then use the answers to complete a crossword puzzle.
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For The Birds Challenge

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this bird worksheet, students complete a set of 10 multiple choice questions about features of birds. A reference web site is given, but no information about birds is contained in worksheet.
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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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