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Ch 3: Birds Lesson Plans & Resources

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If you need to design a class curriculum about birds, take a look at these convenient lesson plans and resources. You can access these lesson plan outlines and teaching tools at any time using your computer or mobile device.

Birds Lesson Plans & Resources- Chapter Summary

Check out this collection of teacher resources to plan lessons about birds. Inside the chapter, you'll find lesson plan outlines that examine a variety of birds, including hummingbirds, bald eagles, owls and chickens. The chapter also comes with supplemental lessons that teach your students about bird traits, bird migration and much more.

You can access this chapter at any time of day or night, which helps you plan bird lessons on your own schedule. You can also assign the included lesson quizzes to evaluate your students' understanding of the bird topics you cover.

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  • Curriculum standards: Makes sure your bird lessons cover science educational standards
  • Helps plan lessons: Helps you plan bird lessons at any time that's convenient
  • Provides additional resources: Provides supplemental lesson material that you can use in class

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning bird lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plan outlines for specific bird topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your bird class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related bird lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important bird concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant bird-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

27 Lessons in Chapter 3: Birds Lesson Plans & Resources
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Birds Lesson Plan

1. Birds Lesson Plan

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.

Birds: Traits, Types & Importance

2. Birds: Traits, Types & Importance

Have you ever wanted to be a bird? Or thought about flying like a bird? In this lesson, we're going to learn about why birds are birds, how they fly, and why they're important to us both ecologically and economically.

Bird Migration Lesson Plan

3. Bird Migration Lesson Plan

Bird migration is a fascinating and fun topic that lends itself to related topics, such as animal adaptations. This lesson plan gives students the bird migration basics through a short reading then allows them to track a migrating bird using satellite data.

Bird Migration Lesson for Kids

4. Bird Migration Lesson for Kids

Have you ever thought about how birds survive in the wild? How do they get the food they need? What do they do when it gets too cold? Well, birds cannot shop for their food, or wear coats like we do, so they must migrate to meet their needs.

Bird Identification Lesson Plan

5. Bird Identification Lesson Plan

What tools are used to identify different types of birds? This lesson plan outlines the process used in bird classification. An activity gives students the chance to compare different orders and species of birds.

Bird Species & Orders: Names & Numbers

6. Bird Species & Orders: Names & Numbers

Birds are a diverse and fascinating group of animals. This lesson will highlight some bird orders and then will give some facts about some amazing bird species.

Hummingbird Lesson Plan for Elementary School

7. Hummingbird Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the hummingbird. Students will read a text lesson that gives details about the hummingbird, interact with content before applying to an activity.

Hummingbird Facts: Lesson for Kids

8. Hummingbird Facts: Lesson for Kids

If you've ever seen a hummingbird, you know they are memorable! Between their size, the way they fly, the way they eat and their beautiful colors, there is a lot that makes them special. Here you will learn more about what makes hummingbirds so remarkable.

Bald Eagle Lesson Plan for Elementary School

9. Bald Eagle Lesson Plan for Elementary School

In this lesson plan, students ask and answer questions about the bald eagle. Two lesson plans guide students to a deeper understanding of this animal through close reading, discussion and activities.

Bald Eagle's Habitat: Lesson for Kids

10. Bald Eagle's Habitat: Lesson for Kids

The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States, but it doesn't just live in the U.S., and it isn't even bald. Come learn about where bald eagles live, what they eat and other animals that live in their environment.

Bald Eagle Facts: Lesson for Kids

11. Bald Eagle Facts: Lesson for Kids

Bald eagles are the beautiful birds that are the symbol of our country. In this lesson, you will learn more about the habitat, diet, nesting and breeding patterns of this majestic bird.

Bald Eagle Lesson Plan

12. Bald Eagle Lesson Plan

Educate your students about bald eagles with this lesson plan. The students will study a text lesson, take a related quiz to follow up, and participate in activities to reinforce main concepts.

Bald Eagles: Habitat, Diet & Physical Appearance

13. Bald Eagles: Habitat, Diet & Physical Appearance

In this lesson, you'll be learning about an animal icon of America, the bald eagle. We'll learn where this magnificent bird lives, how to identify it and what it eats.

Life Cycle of a Chicken Lesson Plan

14. Life Cycle of a Chicken Lesson Plan

Use this hands-on lesson plan to teach your students about the life cycle of a chicken. Students will read a text lesson that explains the life cycle, then demonstrate understanding in a creative project. Test understanding with a quiz.

Life Cycle of a Chicken: Lesson for Kids

15. Life Cycle of a Chicken: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn about the life cycle of some of the most popular birds on the planet - chickens! At the end of the lesson, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Owl Life Cycle Lesson Plan

16. Owl Life Cycle Lesson Plan

Teach students about the life cycle of an owl with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that explains the stages of an owl's life cycle, examine and summarize information, and apply actively.

Life Cycle of an Owl: Lesson for Kids

17. Life Cycle of an Owl: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, learn the exciting life cycle of the owl. Experience each stage in detail as we follow an owl from egg to hatchling to nestling to fledgling to adult!

Birds Lesson Plan for Elementary School

18. Birds Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Birds are amazing animals with many unique characteristics. This lesson plan teaches elementary students key facts about birds. A text lesson summarizes important information and an activity allows for investigation.

Birds of Prey Lesson Plan for Elementary School

19. Birds of Prey Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan explores the birds of prey by using fun, hands-on methods. Students will get to be creative and will also learn about some adaptations and fun facts about this amazing group of birds.

Bird Feathers Lesson Plan

20. Bird Feathers Lesson Plan

Your students probably know birds have feathers, but do they know feathers have specific parts and types? This lesson plan uses an information text to explain this idea, includes an lab activity, creative game, and quiz.

Bird Feathers: Types & Parts

21. Bird Feathers: Types & Parts

Bird feathers come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors, but can be categorized into a few broad groups. In this lesson we'll discuss the different types of bird feathers, as well as their basic structural components.

Bird Life Cycle Lesson Plan

22. Bird Life Cycle Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will use inquiry based science methods to ask questions and investigate answers about a birds' life cycle using real materials and will demonstrate their understanding in multiple ways.

Bird Nest Lesson Plan

23. Bird Nest Lesson Plan

This lesson will engage students in researching information about bird nests, their locations and materials used to construct them. Students will then apply this knowledge to build one themselves.

Build A Bird Lesson Plan

24. Build A Bird Lesson Plan

What parts combine to make a bird? This lesson plan introduces the parts of a bird to students. An activity gives students the opportunity to build a bird using simple supplies.

Ceramic Bird House Lesson Plan

25. Ceramic Bird House Lesson Plan

Looking for a fun nature lesson plan for your art class? We'll help you design and create a ceramic bird house with your students that you can then hang to entice wildlife to your area.

Making A Bird Feeder Lesson Plan

26. Making A Bird Feeder Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to build bird feeders with attention to the behavioral expectations of birds. They will use this to create and test a hypothesis about bird behavior.

Ornithology Lesson Plan

27. Ornithology Lesson Plan

Many of us are ornithologists and don't even know it! This lesson plan uses a text lesson to summarize the field of ornithology. An activity puts theory into practice.

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