Forces and Motion
Matter: Properties and Change
This series of lessons teaches students how bird beaks and feet are adapted to their habitat/food needs to provide for their survival. Students will study different bird beak and feet shapes and apply this learning by building a fictitious bird and writing about how this bird’s beak and feet will meet its needs to survive in a specific habitat.This lesson focuses on bird bills and feet as adaptations. How does the size or shape of a bird’s bill relate to the food it eats? How does the type of foot a bird has make it fit its environment?
This lesson focuses on bird bills and feet as adaptations. How does the size or shape of a bird’s bill relate to the food it eats? How does the type of foot a bird has make it fit its environment?
This lesson, combining language arts and science, has students analyzing Cherokee folktales centered on the topic of birds. Students read, retell, and find examples of science and Cherokee culture within each folktale. Afterwards, the students will use flashcards to determine how and why some folktales may have come into existence.
Students will learn about local bird physical adaptations for survival in this physical and fun activity.
Students will get the feel of what it means to concentrate and actively process information when they use a hand lens or 5x mag loupe to closely observe a feather. Following drawing and thinking by analogy, students will create some sort of written product to be determined by the student.
Students will learn about recycling in their community and how they can reduce waste in their everyday lives.
Students will set up stations and observe birds feeding. They will collect data, make claims with evidence with reasons. Students will then compose an opinion piece based upon their findings.