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Unit 2 Diversity of Life
Chapter 12 Birds and Mammals
Section  1 Birds

Section 2 The Physics of Bird Flight


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Teacher Resources     Student Extra Credit

 

12-1 Birds
  Characteristics of Birds 
Birds in the Environment

12-2 The Physics of Bird Flight
Staying In the Air
Birds in Flight

 

Day 1
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Birds Eyewitness Video
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Day 6
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  Adaptations of Birds Sci Exp pp. 402-408
Day 7
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Habitats, Beaks, and Feet
Day 2
readme.gif (802 bytes)  Prentice Hall 406-413
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Reading Study Guide 1-1 Birds
Day 8
Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Build-A-Nest Challenge
Day 9
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Evaluate Build-A-Nest Challenge
Day 3
Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes  Bird Information
Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Bird Feathers  
Day 10-11
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Bird Cards
Day 13
Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes Cornell Lab of Ornithology   Celebrate Urban Birds

 

Day 1
Topic  Birds
Objectives/ I can..
Observe birds.
Identify characteristics of birds.
Identify different groups of birds.
Identify different adaptations of bird feet and bird beaks.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Classwork-Homework
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Birds Eyewitness Video: Safari Montage

braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Birds Video Quiz

Highlights from the James John Audubon Collection  2:00
Audubon Art Drawn From Nature  2:47
Audubon Art  1:55
Bird Evolution and Adaptations  3:15
30 Bird Species In One Video  10:25

 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Bird ID

TEC
Resources
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Be an Expert: Bird Study  Independent enrichment projects.
Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) All About Birds: Report 13 different identification and reporting projects
Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Birds In the City

 

Day 2
Topic  12-1 Birds
Objectives/ I can...
Recognize that birds are endotherms.
Describe how birds' adaptations allow them to live in many environments.
Explain the adaptations that enable most birds to fly.
Compare the difference between cold blooded and warm blooded animals.
Identify the characteristics of birds.
Name five groups of birds and an example from each group.
Identify the different types of feathers.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Classwork-Homework
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On the Board

Vertebrate Temperature Regulation

Ectothermic Cold-Blooded Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles
Endothermic Warm-Blooded Birds and Mammals


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On the Board

Bird Characteristics

Warm-blooded
Two wings and two legs
Feathers
Beak without teeth
Hard-shelled eggs


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On the Board

Bird Groups

Apodiformes Swifts and Hummingbirds
Anseriformes Waterfowl: Duck, Geese, Swans
Caprimulgiformes Goatsuckers
Charadriiformes Plovers, Oystercatchers, Stilts/Avocets, Sandpipers/Phalaropes, Gulls/Terns, Auks
Ciconiformes Herons/Bitterns, Ibises, Storks
Columbiformes Pigeons, Doves
Coraciiformes Kingfishers
Cuculiformes Cuckoos, Roadrunners, Anis
Falconiformes Vultures, Ospreys, Hawks, Falcons, Eagles
Galliformes Pheasants, Turkey, Grouse, Quail
Gaviiformes Loons
Gruiformes Rails, Limpkins, Cranes
Passeriformes Perching Birds
Pelecaniformes Tropic birds, Boobies/Gannets, Pelicans, Cormorants, Anhingas, Frigatebirds
Phoenicopteriformes Flamingos
Piciformes Woodpeckers
Podicipediformes Grebes
Procellariiformes Albatross, Shearwaters, Petrels
Psittaciformes Parrots
Sphenicsiformes Penguins
Strigiformes Owls
Struthioniformes Cassowaries, emus, kiwis, ostriches, and rheas
   
   

 

Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Bird Species pages 53-56

HUMMINGBIRDS
Hummingbird Nest Documentary 
3:35
Hummingbirds: David Attenborough 
1:49
Hummingbirds 2007  1:36
Slow Motion Hummingbirds  2:47

SWIMMING BIRDS
Barnacle Goose 
:25
Canadian Geese 
1:20
Duckling Hatching 
4:05
Geese From Winged Migration
 1:56
Mallard Male Duck 
:33
Mother Duck and 12 Ducklings 
6:06
Swans 
4:16
Swans vs. Canadian Geese 
4:28

SHORE BIRDS
Arctic Tern Protecting Their Young  2:56
Auks  1:59
Curlew Sandpiper  :21
Gulls and Terns  5:22
Sea Gull Thief  :13
Sea Gulls  5:34
Shore Birding  5:19

WADING BIRDS
Wading Birds
 4:01
Egret Eats a Lizard 
1:38
Egrets Eats Gopher 
1:13
Geese Gone Wild! 
:52
Great Blue Heron 
:29
Heron Catches Fish
 1:51
Snowy Egret Chick 14 Days 
1:52
Snowy Egret Chick 21 Days 
1:00
Snowy Egret Chick 29 Days 
1:01
Snowy Egret's Nest 
1:33
Storks vs. Mongoose  3:01

PIGEONS and DOVES
Difference Between Pigeons and Doves
1:42
Perfect Pigeons
 1:44
Pigeon Hatching From Egg 
2:23
Turtle Dove 
:22
White Dove 
:28

KINGFISHER
Kingfisher  
1:46
Malachite Kingfisher 
:53
Pied Kingfisher  
2:46

CUCKOOS and ROADRUNNERS
Cuckoo Sound 
:16
The Real Roadrunner 
2:34

Coyote Catches Roadrunner 
1:40

BIRDS OF PREY
Birds of Prey 
4:04
Birds of Prey Are Cool 
9:51
Eagle vs. Mt Goat 
:45
Eagle vs. Eagle 
2:00
Golden Eagle vs. Rabbit 
3:09
Osprey Gets Fish 
:48
Western Screech Owl 
3:27

GAME BIRDS
Golden Pheasant Males Fight over Female
1:05
Greater Sage Grouse Strut Display 
1:05
The Pheasant: Birdsongs 
:40
Pheasants Hatching 
:38
Quail 
4:26
Turkey Calling 
3:39
Turkey Fighting 
1:39
Turkey Gobbling 
2:25
Turkey Hatching 
3:16
Wild Turkey at Bird Feeder 
1:16

LOONS
A Baby Loon  3:56
Baby Loon  :42
Loon Calls :52

RAILS, CRANES, and LIMPKINS
Clapper Rail  :41
Clapper Rails  1:44
Limpkin Breaking Open a Shell  :52
Limpkin Feeding and Calling  1:31
Plumbeous Rail: Birds of Peru  :45
Rails and Crakes  :32
Virginia Rails  1:09

PERCHING BIRDS
African Black Headed Oriole
:18
American Robin 
1:21
Audubon Oriole 
:54
Australian Bowerbird 
4:13
Bird of Paradise 
4:01
Black Capped Chickadee 
1:09
Black Cheeked Waxbills 
:39
Blue Jay 
1:22
Butcher Bird 
:27

Cardinal Feeding Babies
 :53
Carolina Wren 
:24
Common Crossbill 
2:08
Crow 
2:50
Eurasian Bullfinch  :35
Eurasian Tree Sparrow 
3:19
European Robin 
:28
Gray Jay 
1:36
Greenfinch 
:18
Honeyeaters 
2:03
North American Grackles 
4:16
Northern Mockingbird 
2:06
Nuthatch 
:18
Olive Thrush
 :19
Pied Crow 
:28
Red Wattle Bird 
:38
Red Winged Starling  
:24
Reed Bunting 
:33
Southern Hill Myna Bird 
:49
Tanagers 
1:33
Tree Swallow 
1:11
Weaverbirds: David Attenborough 
2:20
White Necked Raven
 1:06
Willow Flycatcher 
:47
Yellow Vented Bulbul 
1:55
Yellow Warbler 
:18

TROPICAL BIRDS
Anhinga  1:09
Anhinga Feeding  1:38
Brown Pelican on the Beach  4:12
California Brown Pelicans in Peril  3:03
Cormorant Drying Wings  :48
Flightless Cormorants  2:26
Frigate Bird Attacks Sea Lion Pup  1:22
Lesser and Greater Frigate Birds  3:08
Male Frigate Bird Courtship Display  1:36
Pelican Eats Pigeon  2:09
Pelicans  3:15
Pelicans Attack  4:30
Flying Frigate Bird  1:36

FLAMINGOS
Baboon vs. Flamingos  2:40
Caribbean Flamingo  3:37 
Flamingo Dance  1:26
Flamingos of Bogoria  3:14

WOODPECKERS
Acorn Woodpecker  :34
Black Woodpecker Feeding Offspring  :30
Downy Woodpecker  2:32
Green Woodpecker  2:09
Great Spotted Woodpecker  2:02
Hairy Woodpeckers  2:31

Is It Extinct - Ivory Billed Woodpecker  1:32
Pileated Woodpecker 
:36
Red-Headed Woodpecker  :40
Woodpeckers  :37

 

GREBES
Black-Necked Grebe  1:04
Great Crested Grebes in War  2:46
Grebes Diving Underwater  :34
Horned Grebes  :40
Least Grebes Nesting  3:02
Little Grebes  :40
Pied-Billed Grebe Eating a Large Fish  1:20
Red Necked Grebes  1:51
The Grebes  1:06
Wedged-Tailed Shearwater  4:46
Western Grebes Courting  :25
White-Tufted Grebe  1:01

ALBATROSS, SHEARWATERS, PETRELS
Albatross Airlines  2:31  funny
Albatross: The End of the Line  4:35
Albatross vs. Tiger Shark  1:57
Antarctic Petrel  :22
Atlantic Albatross  2:18
Black Footed Albatross  4:54
Giant Albatross  5:16
Giant Petrels Feasting and Fighting  2:51
Laysan Albatross Dance  :47
Manx Shearwater Chick  :37
New Zealand Albatross  1:00
Royal Albatross  3:04
Southern Giant Petrel  2:21
Wandering Albatross: Attenborough  2:30

PARROTS
African Grey Parrots  1:07
Baby Parrots  1:05
Different Species of Parrots: Bird Care  3:34
Einstein  3:14
Killing Parrots Softly  4:47
Parrot Behavior  1:28
Parrots of Australia  :43
Swift Parrot  5:50
Wild Parrots in South America  4:04
Wild Parrots in the Bronx  1:50

PENGUINS
Adelie Penguins  1:00
African Penguin Feeding Chicks  :30
Chinstrap Penguins  2:49
Emperor Penguins  2:49
King Penguins: Attenborough  4:05
Peculiar Penguins Cartoon (1934)  9:23
Peeping Penguins Cartoon  7:22
Penguin Bloopers  4:11
Penguin Island  4:21
Penguin Population  5:52
Penguins BBC  1:30
Penguins Nesting on a Mountain  3:06
Penguins vs. Pelicans  1:38

OWLS
Baby Owl Ejects Pellet  :45
Baby Owl Learning to Eat  1:39
Barn Owl Eating a Mouse  :16
Barn Owl Egg Hatching  2:30
Baby Owls  3:10
Barn Owl  4:11
Barred Owl Eating  10:00
Burrowing Owl  1:17
Great Horned Owl  5:08
Northern Owls  1:59
Northern Pygmy Owl  3:37
Owl Sounds  :26

FLIGHTLESS BIRDS
Emu  :32
Emu Eggs Hatching  2:42
Emus Dancing  :35
Golden Emu Laying an Egg  :10
Great Spotted Kiwi Chick  :41
Ostrich  4:54
Ostrich Fight  1:01
Ostrich Territory Fight  1:45

Ostrich Running 
:44
What is a Ratite?  8:20
When Ostriches Attack  1:18

 

 

readme.gif (802 bytes)  Prentice Hall 406-413

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Reading Study Guide 1-1 Birds

TEC
Resources
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Feathers 101

 

Day 3
Topic  Bird Information
Objectives/ I can...
Name two organ systems of a bird.
List the three types of feathers.
Draw three types of feathers.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
Classwork-Homework
Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes)
On the Board
Well-Developed Bird Organ Systems
Circulatory
: 4 chambered heart; Upper atria and lower ventricles
Respiratory
: Supplies muscles with large amounts of oxygen needed during flight 

 Feathers Types Display contour and down feathers
Contour: follow the shape of the bird's body
Down: Keep in body heat
Flight: contour feathers the fan the air

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Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Bird Information    
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Birds from the Biology Corner
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes 12-2 Birds in Flight

Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Bird Feathers  
Use  Computer.gif (1114 bytes) What Makes a Bird a Bird?
What are the purposes? 
What are the three types? 
Two facts about each feather.   

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Migratory Bird Day  Bird body parts pages 26-27

star.gif (2279 bytes) Wings and Wing Beats   with Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Wing Beat Math Questions

star.gif (2279 bytes) Bird Word Search

TEC
Resources
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Parts of a Duck      Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Parts of a Wing     
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Parts of a Bird
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Bird Vocabulary pages 42-43
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Water Fowl and Duck Nests pages 1-2
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Bird Systems 

 

Day 4
Topic  Eagles in the Computer Lab
Objectives/ I can...
Research information about eagles.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
Classwork-Homework
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Use links below to complete Eagle Quest 

Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes All About Eagles
Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes More About Bald Eagles
Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Sea World click on bald eagle
Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Enchanted Learning - Bald Eagles


 braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes Quiz: Bald Eagle Basics  Try this On Line quiz!
 braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes Quiz: Who Wants to be an Eagle Expert?

TEC
Resources
 
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Bald Eagle Trivia Challenge

 

Day 5
Topic Eagles
Objectives/ I can...
List characteristics about eagles.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
Classwork-Homework
Bald Eagle  10:00
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Bald Eagle Word Web
TEC
Resources
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes
Chore Chart for Raising Eagles
Learn what duties are involved, and which parent is responsible for each duty.

 

Day 6
Topic Red Winged Blackbirds
Objectives/ I can...
Identify Red-winged blackbirds.
 
State Goals
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
Red-Winged Blackbird  2:00
Red-Winged Blackbird Call  :35
Red-Winged Blackbirds in Arizona  2:06

Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes   Red-Wing Blackbird Population Explosion: Is Poison the Answer
TEC
Resources
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) A Year in the Life of a Red-Winged Blackbird
Includes an art lesson and a calendar BB board display.

 

Day 7
Topic Habitats, Feet, and Beaks
Objectives/ I can...
Identify bird habitats.
Match bird beaks to food source.
Match bird feet to use.
State Goals
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments
Classwork-Homework
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Bird External Features

Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Bird Feet

Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes Bird Feet

Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes  Bird Beaks 
  Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Identifying Birds By Their Beaks

Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Characteristics of Birds        Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Bird Pictures to use with assignment

Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Bird Feet and Beaks

TEC
Resources
braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes What's for Dinner  Match 6 bird beaks to the food they eat.
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Adaptations of Birds Science Explorer pp. 402-408 new actvity
          Old Prentice Hall Resource p.209-212

 

Day 8
Topic  Build or Draw a Bird
Objectives/ I can...
Match bird beaks to the food they eat.
State Goals
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments
Classwork-Homework

 crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Build a Bird Kit     Directions

crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) John Gnagy: Canadian Geese  9:53

TEC
Resources
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Bird Skeleton
star.gif (2279 bytes)Comparing a Human and Avian Skeleton
star.gif (2279 bytes) Find a Duck Word Search page 37

 

 

Day 9
Topic Build-A-Nest Challenge
Objectives/ I can...
Design and build a bird nest.
State Goals
11.B.1a  Given a simple design problem, formulate possible solutions.
11.B.1b  Design a device that will be useful in solving the problem.
11.B.1c  Build the device using the materials and tools provided..
Classwork-Homework
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes 
Build-A-Nest Challenge
TEC
Resources
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes
 Building a Nest

 

Day 10
Topic  Build-A-Nest Challenge
Objectives/ I can...
Test a student created birds nest for strength.
State Goals
11.B.1d  Test the device and record results using given instruments, techniques and measurement methods.
Classwork-Homework
 checkmark.gif - 221 Bytes 
Evaluate Build-A-Nest Challenge
TEC
Resources

 

Day 11
Topic  Bird Cards
Objectives/ I can...
Identify five bird orders.
Draw a picture of a bird.
Create 5 bird information cards.
State Goals
11.B.1a  Given a simple design problem, formulate possible solutions.
Classwork-Homework
 
Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes   Bird Card Directions.
Front of card: Colored Picture and common name.
Back of card: Information to include.
Common Name
Scientific Name
Order Name
Description
Diet
Habitat
Nest
Clutch
Incubation
Egg picture in color
Interesting Facts
              
 crayon0a.gif - 328 Bytes  Bird Cards: Create 5 cards from different orders.
Birds of Prey: eagle, hawk, falcon
Perching Birds: robin
Swimming Birds: ducks, swans, geese
Flightless Birds: ostrich, emu, penguin
Wading Birds: flamingo, egret
TEC
Resources
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) John Gnagy: Canadian Geese  9:53
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes How to Identify a Bird
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes
 Zoom Bird Printouts 

 

Day 12
Topic  Bird Evaluation
Objectives/ I can...
Identify characteristics of birds.
Demonstrate knowledge about birds.
State Goals
12.B.3b Compare and assess features of organisms for the adapatative, competitive, and survival potential.
ASSESSMENT
60% passing grade on knowledge mastery test.
Classwork
 braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes 
Test on Birds
 checkmarkmoving.gif - 565 Bytes   Evaluate bird cards during the test.
braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes Bird Reptile Evaluation
TEC
Resources

 

Day 13
Topic  Celebrate Urban Birds
Objectives/ I can...
Observe birds.
Make a bird population count.
Collect data on bird population.
Record data on bird population
Communicate data for a bird population project with Cornell University.
State Goals
11.A.3c Collect and record data accurately using consistent measuring and recording techniques and media.
11.A.3f  Interpret and represent results of analysis to produce findings.
11.A.3g  Report and display the process and results of a scientific investigation.
13.A.1c  Explain how knowledge can be gained by careful observation.
Assessment
Send data to Cornell university on local bird population.
Classwork / Homework
Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Celebrate Urban Birds a project on bird population and other activities

 Note02.gif (247 bytes) 16 Bird Species

filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) Bird Species East
filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) Bird Species West

 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Take Along Bird Guide

 braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Cornell University Bird Quiz

TEC
Resources
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Celebrate Urban Birds Poster

 

Day 13b
Topic  Great Back Yard Bird Count
Objectives/ I can..
Observe birds.
Identify bird species.
Record bird species on a checklist.
Report data to Cornell Lab of Ornithology
State Goals
11.A.3c Collect and record data accurately using consistent measuring and recording techniques and media.
11.A.3f  Interpret and represent results of analysis to produce findings.
11.A.3g  Report and display the process and results of a scientific investigation.
13.A.1c  Explain how knowledge can be gained by careful observation.
Classwork-Homework
Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes The Great Backyard Bird Count
The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.

Procedure

  • The Great Backyard Bird Hunt will bake place February 17, 2012
  • Plan to count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the next count,
  • Count birds at as many places and on as many days as you like.
  • Keep a separate list of counts for each day and/or location.
  • Count the greatest number of individuals of each species that you see together at any one time.
  • Write it down on a bird checklist.

Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes Bird Checklist for East Moline

TEC
Resources
Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes Bird Checklist for East Moline

Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes Observing Birds in the Wild

 

Day 14  Lesson is also in Animal Behavior
Topic Migration
Objectives/ I can...
Create a model of the path of a migrating bird.
Infer the range through the use of a migration map.
Create a migration timeline.
State Goals
11.A.3c Collect and record data accurately using consistent measuring and recording techniques and media.
11.A.3f  Interpret and represent results of analysis to produce findings.
11.A.3g  Report and display the process and results of a scientific investigation.
13.A.1c  Explain how knowledge can be gained by careful observation.
Assessment
Make a model of the path of a migrating bird.
Classwork-Homework
Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes)
Vocabulary
Migration:
movement of birds between their nesting and wintering grounds
Flyway: a certain path that birds travel when migrating between nesting and wintering grounds

Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes)
Bird Flyways: North American
Atlantic Flyway
Mississippi Flyway
Central Flyway
Pacific Flyway

Arctic Tern Migration  2:12
Geese Fly Together 2:33

Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Bird Migration

Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Bird Migration Altitude Map

IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) 4 Major Flyways Map page 63-66

Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Scarlet Tanager Migration Use map below

IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Western Hemisphere Map page 61 

IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Bird Flyway Map of North America

TEC
Resources
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Build an Arctic Tern  Learn about Arctic Tern adaptations by building models of terns, that highlight their adaptations.

 

Day 15
Topic  Bird Migration
Objectives/ I can...
Create a model of the path of a migrating bird.
Infer the range through the use of a migration map.
Create a migration timeline.
State Goals
11.A.3c Collect and record data accurately using consistent measuring and recording techniques and media.
11.A.3f  Interpret and represent results of analysis to produce findings.
11.A.3g  Report and display the process and results of a scientific investigation.
13.A.1c  Explain how knowledge can be gained by careful observation.
ASSESSMENT
 
Classwork
Day 2

Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Bird Banding Information 
Migration data  6 different birds
Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes Bird Banding Information single page for each bird
use for groups
TEC
Resources

 

Day 16
Topic  Bird Migration
Objectives/ I can...
Create a model of the path of a migrating bird.
Infer the range through the use of a migration map.
Create a migration timeline.
State Goals
1
1.A.3c Collect and record data accurately using consistent measuring and recording techniques and media.
11.A.3f  Interpret and represent results of analysis to produce findings.
11.A.3g  Report and display the process and results of a scientific investigation.
13.A.1c  Explain how knowledge can be gained by careful observation.
ASSESSMENT
60% passing grade on knowledge mastery test.
Classwork
Day 3
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Bird Migration Evaluation
Use Naturescope Migration Models
TEC
Groups not used for evaluation. Individual work.
Resources

 

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Teacher Resources for Birds

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Assignments    crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Art Activity    Magnify0b.gif - 341 BytesLab      BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Lesson Plan      braininjar.gif (1615 bytes)_TestsIconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Maps     Note02.gif (247 bytes) Resources     Movie     Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Web Sites    
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Field Trips      Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer     bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Book    Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Games    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit     filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes)PPT     Video

ARCHEOPTERYX
crayon0a.gif - 328 Bytes Archaeopteryx Coloring Sheet
ANATOMY
 crayon0a.gif - 328 Bytes  Bird Parts
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Bird Topography   Welcome to the Interactive Bird Topography.  What is Topography?  Well, it is basically a map of the outside of the bird.  Knowing the parts of a bird help birdwatchers describe to others what they have seen.
ART
 crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Build a Bird Kit     Directions    OnLine Curriculum Project
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Easy Steps to Drawing a Drake Mallard
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Three Quick Steps to Drawing Ducks
 BANDING
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Banded Birds   Why are birds banded?  Scientists put bands on birds to find out where the birds fly to.
 BEAKS
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Beaks Worksheet   Match beak name to picture and Answer six questions.
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Curvy Beaks
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes Bird Beak Experiment
 BIRDS
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Bird Worksheets
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes   Bird's Eye View Lesson Plans
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Birds of the Windy City 23 page book
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Introduction to Birds Crossword Puzzle
Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Birds In the City A survey project for learning about and counting birds in your city.
 crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Bird Coloring Pages
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Bird Information
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Bird Vocabulary
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Birding 101
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Birds Around Us  PowerPoint Template, Bird Silhouettes
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Amazing World of Birds  There are about 9703 species of birds divided up into 23 orders, 142 families and 2057 genera. Birds can be found on all major land masses from the poles to the tropics as well as in or over all our seas and oceans and their accompanying islands.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Bird of the Week    Check out this weeks Bird of the Week
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Watchlist for Kids   An Audubon Society Site. You can: Explore the WatchlistMake Watchlist Trading CardsHelp Scientists Do Research on Birds , and much more.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  What Makes a Bird a Raptor
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Zoom All About Birds  Zoom is a great starting place for learning about birds.
BIRDS OF PREY
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Birds of Prey  "Birds of prey" usually refers to birds that can kill their food with their powerful feet. This group includes hawks, eagles, kestrels, kites, falcons, and owls.
CONDOR
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) California Condor
CHECKLISTS: KEYS: GUIDES
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Bird Checklist of the Upper Mississippi River
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Birds of Aquatic Illinois   Classification, location, features, habitats, and habits.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Iowa Birds & Birding   Photos and some identifying information on Iowa birds from eNature.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter   Want to find a bird?  This is the site for you.
DOVES
Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Dove Detectives  Habitat Forms and a Tally Sheet.  Full Instructions.
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Bird Guide: Doves and Pigeons  from Urban Bird Watch
 DUCKS
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Parts of a Duck
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes All About Ducks for Kids
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Duck Drawings
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Junior Duck Stamp Page
 EAGLES
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes   Bald Eagle Trivia Challenge
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Bald Eagle Word Web
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Eagle Quest    Use Eagle Days Web Page to complete.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Eagle Days    From the Science Spot.  Explore these sites to learn more about eagles.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Eagle Information   Eagle facts, web sites, coloring pages, and teacher resources.
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) American Bald Eagle
 EGGS
 BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Basic Egg Facts
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Chicken Egg Embryology
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Eggs   The egg is a fascinating thing!  It protects a developing chick in remarkable ways.  Here you can look at eggs from different species, see how a chick develops inside the eggs, and learn some amazing egg facts.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Embryology   Incubators, Day to day development, embryo drawings
 FALCONS
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Falcon Watch: Wisconsin Peregrine Falcon Recovery
 FEATHERS
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Parts of a Feather   Feathers are what make a bird a bird. They are the only creature that grows feathers and every bird has them. Most birds have between 1500 - 3000 feathers. A swan has over 25,000 feathers!
 FEEDING
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Dynamics of Bird Feeding  Jays and Chickadees
GEESE
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Canada Geese In the Mississippi Flyway
HOUSES
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Shelves, Houses, and Feeders for Birds and Mammals
 MAGAZINES
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Birds & Nature
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Classroom Birdscope Webzine
 MIGRATION
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Bird Banding Information  Migration data  6 different birds 
IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Western Hemisphere Map     IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Western Hemisphere Map page 61
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Scarlet Tanager Migration
 Note02.gif (247 bytes)The Incredible Journey A shorebird's Journey. Story
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  All About Migratory Max   Learn about Max, an American Golden Plover, from his first moments to his first journey south.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Bird Migration
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Journey North: American Robin
 IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Western Hemisphere Map page 61  Flyway Map page 63-66
 IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Bird Flyway Map of North America
 NESTS
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Build a Nest Challenge   Challenge your students to build a nest out of paper strips, toothpicks, thread, and pipe cleaners. Teams are provided with $1.00 (or a Bird Buck) to buy nest-building materials from the Nest Store. After they are done building, we place the nests on "branches" and determine the best nest or the one that holds the most pennies.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Bird Nests   Here we have a small collection of bird nests.  Click on a species name below to see what their nest looks like.  In the future, we hope to add more details about each species shown such as when they nest, how many eggs are laid, and what materials they use to build their nest.
 ORDERS
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Bird Orders
 OWLS
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Owl Myths or Facts  Use Facts About Owls as your reference.
 Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Owl Prowl Sample lesson from Audubon Society
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Owl Word Search
 crayon0a.gif - 328 Bytes  Owl Coloring Pages  Barn Owl  Barred Owl  Eastern Screech Owl  Great Horned Owl  Northern Saw-Whet Owl  Snowy Owl
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  The Owl Pages
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Owl Theme Pages  Resources, myths, species, pellets, teacher resources, activity sheet.
OWL PELLETS
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Owl Pellet Dissection
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Dichotomous Key for Rodents in Owl Pellets
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Rodent Skeleton   Use with owl pellets
 PENGUINS
Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Fun Penguin Facts For Kids   From Animal Facts: Videos, habitats, Quiz, Fun Facts, Collaborative projects, activities and lesson plans.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Little Penguin Finds His Way Home   Story about penguin adaptation.
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Penguin Unit 26 page unit from Sea World  includes penguin cards
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Penguin Paper  Lined writing paper with a penguin picture.
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Penguin Place Notes on penguins from SmithLifeScience
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Penguins: The Black and White of It 27 page unit
March of the Penguins
March of the Penguins Part 1 10:07     March of the Penguins Part 2  10:01     March of the Penguins Part 3  10:00    
March of the Penguins Part 4  9:56     March of the Penguins Part 5  9:59     March of the Penguins Part 6  10:03    
March of the Penguins Part 7 10:02     March of the Penguins Part 8 9:59    
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Penguin Adaptation  Step-by step guide with pictures.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Penguins: Elementary Things  General information, species list, lesson plans
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Penguins Information
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Penguin Species  Click on a continent and learn about the species that live their.
 QUIZZES & TESTS
 braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes  Bald Eagle Basics  Try this On Line quiz!
 braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes Penguin Quiz
 braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes  Who Wants to be an Eagle Expert?
 RAPTORS
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Raptors  Chart about beak, talon, eye.  Identify raptor beaks and feet.
 crayon0a.gif - 328 Bytes  Paper Raptor Designs
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Raptor Killer Facts
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Raptor Silhouettes
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Birds of Prey Facts
 SKELETON & SKULLS
 Note02.gif - 247 BytesBird Skeleton
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Bird Skulls   Bird skulls come in all shapes and sizes.  Click on the name of a bird below to see its skull in several different positions.  There are even a few skulls that aren't birds.
SHOREBIRDS
 crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Shorebird Coloring Pages  Bulletin Bird Material, Coloring  pages, Shorebird profiles with migratory map
 BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Shorebird  Lesson Plan includes chart to complete that uses above link to gather information
SPARROWS
 bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Yellow Ribbon: One Year in the Life of a House Sparrow
WINGS
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Wings and Wing Beats  Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Wing Beat Math Questions

 

Student Extra Credit for Birds

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 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Bald Eagle Coloring Page from the Birds Coloring Pages
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Bald Eagle Word Search
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Beaks Worksheet   Identify the beaks and answer the questions.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Bird Bill Matching Game   Try this OnLine Game!! See if you can beat my score. I got an 88%.  Print out the page when you are done and bring it in. Remember..you gotta beat an 88.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Bird Feet Worksheet   Identify the feet and answer the questions.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Bird Migration Crossword Puzzle
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Bird Names Crossword Puzzle   Find the names of the birds and print out the puzzle.  Bring it to class or send it to me by email.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Bird Skeleton Coloring Diagram   See me for this one.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Bird Word Search
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Build a Songbird Birdhouse   Build a birdhouse and bring it in and we'll hang it outside.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Cuckoo Quiz and Research Project   Use the page on cuckoos to complete the project
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Curvy Beaks    Match beaks to birds.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Eagle Quiz and Research Activity  Use the page on Bald Eagles to complete the activity.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Introduction to Birds Crossword Puzzle   Print it out, do it, and turn in.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Make a Bird Feeder   Build a bird feeder and bring it in and we'll hang it outside.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Mapping Seasonal Homes   Map bird flyways using Bird Band Sighting Report Information.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Molt the Duck   Use the numbers and color the young male duck.  Then use the question sheet to help you to determine what colors to make the adult duck.  From Ranger Rick's Naturescope: Birds, Birds, Birds.  See me for this one.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes National Symbols  Use the Eagles Day Page to find the answers.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Owl Quiz and Research Activity   Use the page on owls to complete the activity.
 star.gif (2279 bytes) Penguin Decision  Find the right penguins for Niabi Zoo!
 star.gif (2279 bytes) Peregrine Falcon Lap Book
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Scarlet Tangier Coloring Page
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Whose Foot Is This?
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Zoom Bird Wordsearch Puzzle   Print it out, complete it, and turn it in.

 

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