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 adaptations for life, and their shared characteristics. It breaks down each of the main biological systems and behavioral adaptations as well.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the connection between dinosaurs and birds in more depth
  • Introduce the scientific debate over how many orders of birds exist
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of vertebrates and evolution
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  • Uses high contrast colors for visual ease

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