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Earth's Heavenly Treasures: Hummingbirds

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young ornithologists watch an informative video and use the Internet to gather data about the life, size, habitat, and migration of hummingbirds. The interdisciplinary lesson plan includes activities that target art, science, math, and...
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Hooked on Hummingbirds

For Teachers K - 5th
How does a hummingbird fly? What does it like to eat? Young zoologists research the characteristics of the hummingbird. They then hang bird feeders and prepare flowers and plants to attract hummingbirds.
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What Happens When You Put a Hummingbird in a Wind Tunnel?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Hummingbirds consume their weight in nectar every day. The video explains their unusual flying abilities. From holding their bodies perfectly still while flapping their wings in mid air in order to get the nectar to shaking off water...
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Honing in on Hummingbirds

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore ruby-throated hummingbirds.  In this cross-curricular hummingbirds lesson, students listen to the book The Mystery of the Missing Hummingbirds and choose related topics to research with a partner. Students draw or write...
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For Teachers 6th - 12th
In super slow-motion, watch a hummingbird flap its wings and drink from a feeder. No sound is included and no other movement happens.
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Hummingbirds and Flowers: A Study of Co-Adaptive Relationships

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Hummingbirds and flowers need each other to survive! Pupils explore the co-adaptation of hummingbirds and the flowering plants. They explain how a flowering plant has adapted to be pollinated by a hummingbird and how the hummingbird has...
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The Physics of Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study hummingbirds and how they use Newton's law.  In this motion lesson students complete several activities and view videos of hummingbirds. 
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Humming Birds

For Students 5th Standards
Seeing a hummingbird in the wild can be a magical experience. Learn more about these delicate members of the animal kingdom with a short reading passage, complete with four short-answer questions.
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The Beauty Of Pollination

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Beautiful high-definition video footage by Louie Schwartzberg captures the flights of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees up close. Fruits ripen with time-lapse photography and flowers bloom as these animals, along with bats, seek food...
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Hummingbird Maze

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this motor skills activity, students solve a maze that helps a hummingbird find some flowers. Students may color the pictures of the hummingbird and the flowers when they finish.
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Journey North 1999

For Teachers 1st - 6th
This is not a lesson plan, but an outstanding resource to provide material for your lessons on seasonal changes and animal migration. Links connect you to live web cams and up-to-date information on Monarch Butterflies, hummingbirds,...
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Hummingbird Nests

For Teachers K - 6th
Now here's a hands-on activity that little ones are sure to love. Using melted chocolate, coconut, and jelly beans they'll be able to shape tiny nests perfect for tiny birds. Kids love getting their hands dirty and the tactile experience...
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Spot the Differences: Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this science and visual discrimination worksheet, students spot the 6 differences between the 2 pictures of a ruby-throated hummingbird.
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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Word Choice and the Value of a Dictionary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The first activity of ten in a set of Emily Dickinson poetry lessons introduces the unit with a discussion about word choice. Each activity in the unit is divided into sections featuring vocabulary words, discussion activities, writing...
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Camelea: Like a Seagull

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Hummingbirds and seagulls—how different and alike are the two birds? At her brother's birthday party, Camelea taps into her inner bird as she dances like a zippy hummingbird. But when it is time to sleep, she thinks of the calm seagull...
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Migration Mishaps

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
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...
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Writing: Topic Sentence/Supporting Details

For Students 2nd - 4th
Young learners read a two-paragraph selection regarding hummingbirds. They identify the topic sentence and supporting details in the selection, while thinking of a topic they would like to write about. A graphic organizer is filled in...
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From Mach-20 Glider to Humming Bird Drone

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" This question guides Regina Dugan's exploration of amazing achievements in science and engineering that push the boundary of impossibility. From robotic hummingbirds and...
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For Teachers 3rd - 5th
For this mazes worksheet, students explore the best strategy for assisting a hummingbird in finding food through a maze of fun.
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For Creative Minds: Tudley Didn't Know

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students discover facts about the animals in John Himmselman's book, Tudley Didn't Know, and make a paper turtle. In this marsh animals instructional activity, students first read the book Tudley Didn't Know. Students read facts about...
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The Mystery of the Missing Hummingbirds

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners record scientific observations in a science journal.  In this season lesson, students make observations about each of the seasons and record in their journals.  Learners record organisms response to seasonal changes such as...
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Fill the Bill

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A hummingbird isn't the only bird with a unique beak. After a discussion about the specific characteristics of bird beaks, pupils complete a station rotation and use different tools to simulate the function of different beaks. They...
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Bee Pollen Popular

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
The world would be a much different place without the help of pollinators. Read about the important role bats, hummingbirds, and various insects play in plant reproduction, exploring the interdependence of living things in an ecosystem....
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The Colors of Seasons

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students observe each season and and mark the colors they see.  In this colors of the seasons lessons, students read The Mystery of the Missing Hummingbirds and compare their results and note variations of colors in the different...

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