Ch 18: Birds for Elementary School

About This Chapter

Supplement your elementary students' knowledge of birds with this engaging and useful online chapter. The chapter's lessons and quizzes are designed specifically for elementary-level students, and they can help them prepare for exams, get ahead in class and complete homework assignments.

Birds for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

Use this collection of online lessons to help your elementary students learn about various types of birds, such as wood ducks, waterfowl and web-footed animals. Parents can use the chapter as a convenient at-home tutoring resource, and teachers can incorporate the lessons into their curricula. The chapter also comes with short quizzes that you can assign your students to check their understanding of important bird facts.

Chapter Topics

  • Waterfowl
  • Wood ducks
  • Duck anatomy
  • Ducks from Texas, Ohio, Florida, Michigan and California
  • Animals with webbed feet
  • Indian runner ducks

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help learning about birds will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn bird facts.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding information about different types of birds
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about birds
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about birds
  • Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover the bird topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about birds.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands bird facts by completing the Birds for Elementary School chapter exam.

39 Lessons in Chapter 18: Birds for Elementary School
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Are Waterfowl? - Lesson for Kids

1. What Are Waterfowl? - Lesson for Kids

What is this web-footed and flat-beaked bird in my pond? Come on down to the water's edge for a lesson on waterfowl. You will learn what types of birds are called waterfowl, what they look like, and where they live.

Wood Duck Facts: Lesson for Kids

2. Wood Duck Facts: Lesson for Kids

Climb a tree with me to explore the life of the wood duck. In this lesson we will learn about what wood ducks look like, where they live, and why you can sometimes find these water birds up in the trees.

Wood Duck Habitat: Lesson for Kids

3. Wood Duck Habitat: Lesson for Kids

Come along for an exploration of the wood duck's habitat. In this lesson, we will find out where in the world wood ducks live, as well as what types of environment these birds prefer for nesting and for eating.

Duck Anatomy: Lesson for Kids

4. Duck Anatomy: Lesson for Kids

Ducks are amazing creatures found in the waterfowl family. In this lesson, we will explore some of the duck's unique physical features, including plumage, eye-rings, and primaries.

Types of Ducks in Texas: Lesson for Kids

5. Types of Ducks in Texas: Lesson for Kids

Did you know that there are ducks on every continent in the world except Antarctica? Even though they are very common around the world, each area can have different kinds of ducks. In this lesson, you'll discover what type of ducks are found in Texas.

Types of Ducks in Ohio: Lesson for Kids

6. Types of Ducks in Ohio: Lesson for Kids

There are many different kinds of ducks in Ohio, but they're all either dabblers or divers. In this lesson, you'll learn about the differences between dabblers and divers and some interesting facts about Ohio's variety of ducks.

Types of Ducks in Florida: Lesson for Kids

7. Types of Ducks in Florida: Lesson for Kids

While there are many birds who migrate and spend some time in Florida, there are only a handful of ducks that live in Florida for most of the year. In this lesson, you'll learn all about those ducks.

Types of Ducks in Michigan: Lesson for Kids

8. Types of Ducks in Michigan: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson you will learn about some of the many species of ducks that call Michigan home. These ducks can be divided into two main groups: dabblers and divers.

Types of Ducks in California: Lesson for Kids

9. Types of Ducks in California: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the most common types of ducks found in California. You'll find out what they look like, what they eat and where they live, among other interesting facts.

Webbed Feet Animals: Lesson for Kids

10. Webbed Feet Animals: Lesson for Kids

What do a duck, a platypus and a Portuguese water dog have in common? They all have webbed feet! Read this lesson to find out about what animals have webbed feet and why.

Indian Runner Duck: Lesson for Kids

11. Indian Runner Duck: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will introduce you to Indian Runner ducks. Learn about what makes these ducks unique, including what they look like, where they live, what they eat, and how they are born.

Yellow Warbler Facts: Lesson for Kids

12. Yellow Warbler Facts: Lesson for Kids

There are many different types of birds throughout the world, but a special one is the yellow warbler. Learn about the physical characteristics of the yellow warbler, find out about its habitat, and explore some cool facts about this musical bird.

Cockatoo Facts: Lesson for Kids

13. Cockatoo Facts: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever heard of a cockatoo? These interesting birds are part of the parrot family and can be pets! This lesson will teach you all about their diet, habitat, and life cycles.

Hummingbird Habitat: Lesson for Kids

14. Hummingbird Habitat: Lesson for Kids

Hummingbirds are amazing little creatures. In this lesson, learn about the natural habitat of hummingbirds, and discover how some travel to different areas throughout the year.

Life Cycle of a Hummingbird: Lesson for Kids

15. Life Cycle of a Hummingbird: Lesson for Kids

Hummingbirds are amazing, tiny creatures that can be found in North and Central America. In this lesson, learn about all of the stages in the life cycle of a hummingbird.

Bee Hummingbird Facts: Lesson for Kids

16. Bee Hummingbird Facts: Lesson for Kids

Bee hummingbirds are a kind of very small bird that's only found in a few places on Earth. Come learn about this bird, how big it is, what it looks like, where it lives, and some other cool facts about it.

Anna's Hummingbird Facts: Lesson for Kids

17. Anna's Hummingbird Facts: Lesson for Kids

Anna's hummingbirds are found in the western part of North America. Come learn about these birds, including what they look like, where to find them, how they got their name and some other cool facts about them.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Facts: Lesson for Kids

18. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Facts: Lesson for Kids

The ruby-throated hummingbird is a tiny but feisty hummingbird that lives in the eastern U.S. How can you identify this bird, and what are some of its talents? Keep reading to learn more.

Black-chinned Hummingbird Facts: Lesson for Kids

19. Black-chinned Hummingbird Facts: Lesson for Kids

Come into the garden for a lesson on the lives of black-chinned hummingbirds. Here you will learn what these birds look like, where they live, and what they do with those super-long beaks.

Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird Facts: Lesson for Kids

20. Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird Facts: Lesson for Kids

The violet sabrewing hummingbird is a beautiful bird with some unusual characteristics. Read this lesson to find out all about the appearance and habitat of the violet sabrewing hummingbird and other interesting facts.

Songbird Facts: Lesson for Kids

21. Songbird Facts: Lesson for Kids

One of the first signs of spring is waking up to the sounds of birdsong outside, but did you know that not all songbirds are good singers? In this lesson you will learn some of the distinguishing characteristics of songbirds.

Stork Facts: Lesson for Kids

22. Stork Facts: Lesson for Kids

Storks are often depicted in cartoons and funny stories, but they are actually very unique birds. In this lesson, learn about all kinds of facts about storks!

What is Ornithology? - Definition & Concept

23. What is Ornithology? - Definition & Concept

This lesson will teach you about the scientific field of ornithology and how both scientists and non-scientists alike contribute to ornithology research.

Arctic Tern Facts: Lesson for Kids

24. Arctic Tern Facts: Lesson for Kids

Why would scientists use technology to track a group of tiny birds? In this lesson, find out the answer to that question as well as more facts and information about the unusual Arctic Tern.

Bluebird Facts: Lesson for Kids

25. Bluebird Facts: Lesson for Kids

One of the most beautiful types of birds is a bluebird. In this lesson, learn about different types of bluebirds, and find out about their habitat, diet, and life cycle.

Canary Bird Facts: Lesson for Kids

26. Canary Bird Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you'll learn about a specific species of bird, the canary. We'll explore the canary's diet, habitat, and predators. We'll also find out what makes the canary a popular house pet.

Crow Facts: Lesson for Kids

27. Crow Facts: Lesson for Kids

The crow is a very common bird found in all regions of the world, and on almost every continent. It has many unique characteristics that make it a fascinating creature to study.

Cuckoo Bird Information: Lesson for Kids

28. Cuckoo Bird Information: Lesson for Kids

Did you know there's a bird that sneaks its eggs into the nests of other birds? In this lesson, you'll find out about the cuckoo and how it manages to fool other birds into raising its young.

Duckling Facts: Lesson for Kids

29. Duckling Facts: Lesson for Kids

A 'duckling' simply refers to any type of young duck. This lesson will explore some of the traits, habitats and behaviors of the different types of ducklings.

Hen Bird Information: Lesson for Kids

30. Hen Bird Information: Lesson for Kids

A female chicken that can lay eggs is called a hen. Mainly raised for their egg production and to be sold as meat, hens are found all over the world. Let's learn more information about this type of bird.

Mallard Duck Facts:  Lesson for Kids

31. Mallard Duck Facts: Lesson for Kids

Did you know that the mallard duck is the most common and well-known duck in the Northern Hemisphere? In this lesson, you'll learn all about the mallard duck, including how to tell the difference between a male and female.

Meadowlark Facts: Lesson for Kids

32. Meadowlark Facts: Lesson for Kids

Did you know that meadowlarks really aren't larks at all? They're part of the blackbird family! Keep reading to find out more unusual facts about meadowlarks.

Western Meadowlark Facts: Lesson for Kids

33. Western Meadowlark Facts: Lesson for Kids

Even though humans can't tell male and female Western Meadowlarks apart, the birds have a secret way that they can tell each other apart. Find out about that secret and lots of other information about these birds in this lesson.

Nightingale Facts: Lesson for Kids

34. Nightingale Facts: Lesson for Kids

Nightingales are very ordinary-looking birds, but they're often written about in poetry and songs. In this lesson, you'll find out about the Common Nightingale and why poets use them as symbols for love.

Nuthatch Facts: Lesson for Kids

35. Nuthatch Facts: Lesson for Kids

Many people who enjoy backyard bird watching like to watch nuthatches. In this lesson, learn about the habitat, life cycle, and diet of nuthatches, and find out some cool facts about these little birds.

Chicken Facts: Lesson for Kids

36. Chicken Facts: Lesson for Kids

Chickens are commonly raised on farms around the world. In this lesson, learn about the physical characteristics, diet, and habits of different types of chickens.

Black Robin Facts: Lesson for Kids

37. Black Robin Facts: Lesson for Kids

Just a few years ago, the black robin almost died out. In this lesson, you'll learn about black robins and find out how scientists and one pair of black robins saved their species from extinction.

Sparrow Facts: Lesson for Kids

38. Sparrow Facts: Lesson for Kids

The name sparrow is a general name referring to any one of the 140 species of these small birds found all over the world. This lesson will explore some of their unique characteristics.

House Sparrow Facts: Lesson for Kids

39. House Sparrow Facts: Lesson for Kids

A House Sparrow might be small, but would you believe it can chase away other larger birds? In this lesson, you'll find out about some unusual habits and behaviors of these commonly-seen birds.

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