Migration Math Madness

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A great way to incorporate math into life science, this lesson has learners measure migratory routes on a map and calculate the actual distance that shorebirds on the routes would cover. Learners compute the distance covered in both miles and kilometers. A reading handout of background information is provided to precede the activity, as are maps of five different flyways. Use this lesson when teaching kids about animal migration or scale measurement.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable


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  • Can be used to support national standards for math and science

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