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Birds Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has an Masters of Science in Mathematics and a Masters in Education

Use this interactive lesson plan to teach your student about birds. Students will watch a video lesson explaining traits, how they fly, and why their important, applying information in a hands-on activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • discuss and explain traits of birds and their adaptations
  • explain how birds fly and reproduce
  • describe why birds are important

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

  • Lab sheet with a bird outline, one for each student
  • Set of bird flash cards (take index cards and glue images of several species of birds to them) or you can use the birds in Bird Flash Cards, one for each student group

Key Vocabulary

  • Aves
  • Mobbing
  • Keratin
  • Tomia
  • Calcium
  • Albumin
  • Fused
  • Keel
  • Monogamy/Social monogamy
  • Polygamy
  • Polyandry
  • Altricial
  • Precocial
  • Fledge
  • Diurnal
  • Nocturnal
  • Insectivores
  • Frugivores
  • Nectarivores
  • Beneficial biological control agents
  • Guano

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.

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