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Underwater Diving Bird

For Teachers 4th - 12th
When we think of birds, we naturally think to look up in the sky. But, if you're looking for the dipper bird, don't forget to check underwater! This underwater diving bird takes fishing to the next level. Watch this video to learn how!
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Changing Planet: Adaptation of Species (Birds and Butterflies)

For Teachers 5th - 9th
A video about the impact of climate change on butterfly populations and a PowerPoint about butterfly and bird adaptations warm science learners up for the activity to follow. Using a variety of tools that reprsent unique styles of bird...
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Soft Sculpture Birds

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Art can mimic life, and animals are always interesting subjects. Learners create large soft sculptures (stuffed) birds using paper, paint, and other basic collage materials. They view images of birds, and discuss bird traits and shapes....
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The Time Terror Birds Invaded

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Like something from a low-budget horror movie, terror birds ruled the roost in South America millions of years ago. Things didn't go as well when they headed north! With an intriguing video, biology scholars explore the massive migration...
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Timeline for Bird and Plant Research

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students research and observe birds and plants in selected habitat areas.
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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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Flying Bird Fact-Finds

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars investigate how to recognize, feed, and shelter backyard birds, design paper birds similar to one local species, and design and construct three-dimensional mobiles to display interesting facts and information they gather...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Maya Angelou's first autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the anchor text in a unit that asks readers to examine how personal relationships and the environment impact a writer's point of view. Class members complete a variety...
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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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Week 7: Animal Adaptations - Bird Beaks

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students use tools to represent bird beaks and pick up different types of food with them in order to discover which beak would help the bird survive depending on their food type.
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Bird Adaptations

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine how different birds have different beaks that are tailor made for their environments. They discuss how different beaks are better at eating different foods. They use this information to create a bird of their own...
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Dining Out With Fishes and Birds of the Hudson

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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Word Search: Birds of Prey

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Find names of various birds of prey in this word search. It is unusually colorful in that each of the birds that must be found are pictured on the worksheet in full color! Very good.
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Word Search: Common Nearshore Birds

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Find these common nearshore birds within the word search to make learning fun. Anhinga, goose, swan and more! An unusually colorful word search because there are colorful and accurate drawings of the birds that need to be found. Very good!
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Dining Out With Fishes and Birds of the Hudson

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
While this lesson focuses on the birds and fish found on the Hudson River, it could be adapted for use in any classroom. Using a vocabulary list, learners explore the meaning of words like adaptation, habitat, barbel, and more. Then,...
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Vertebrates: Part II, Reptiles & Birds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Zoologists tour of the worlds of reptiles and birds when viewing this presentation. The physical characteristics, methods of reproduction, homeostasis, and special senses of each are detailed. Diagrams include the reptile egg, bird...
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Bird Nests

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars build bird nests. In this Science lesson, students consider climate, location, and structure when building their bird nest. Young scholars try to locate each other's nests within the activity site.
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Reading Study Guide: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Students 8th - 11th
Meant for use with Maya Angelou's first autobiographical volume I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the materials here are designed for a homeschool setting, but they'd suit any classroom or text. Graphic organizers, chapter summary guides,...
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Identifying Birds

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How do you identify a bird? Daniel explains how to look for field marks such as, behavior, song, and distinguishing characteristics. Once you've documented what you've observed you can use a field guide or website to identify the bird....
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Birds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Birds adapted to almost every climate on the planet, from the Arctic to the rain forests. A presentation focused on birds covers their similarities and differences. It starts with their evolution from reptiles, their many physical...
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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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Birds that Hibernate in Lakes?!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Birds seem to disappear at various times of the year, and many early theories about this phenomenon turned out to be wrong. The video introduces two of these theories as well as how scientists learned the truth. It explains a few...
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What is Wind Power's Risk to Birds?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How is risk determined? Through the use of a reading passage, individuals or groups learn about bird interactions with man made structures along with wind turbines. Pupils use information from the second reading passage to conduct an...
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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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