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Bird Seed Botany - A student investigation

Bird Seed Botany - A student investigation
Bird Seed Botany - A student investigation
Bird Seed Botany - A student investigation
Bird Seed Botany - A student investigation
Bird Seed Botany - A student investigation
Bird Seed Botany - A student investigation
Bird Seed Botany - A student investigation
Bird Seed Botany - A student investigation
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This teaching model revolves around the ingredients found in wild bird feed. Have students pick up a handful of mixed wild bird seed. What they are holding is a more-or-less carefully compounded substitute for the weed seeds that would make up the natural food supply of most overwintering songbirds.

Objectives:
1. Students will better understand the plant materials that make up standard wild bird food.
2. Students will understand that the grains that make up wild bird food are not grown for that purpose but are grown for some other purpose - mostly for human food.

Generalizations:
1. Most bird food is a carefully blended set of ingredients
2. Commonly wild bird food in a blend of just five ingredients.

NGSS
S.3 Plan and carry out investigations.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3 Follow a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks

The lesson consists of Two Teacher Pages, Three pages on the "Natural History of the grains that make up wild bird feed", A teachers key to the 12 Task Cards, and a Student Activity sheet for students to use in their investigation of wild bird feed. Plus a copy of the Poster - Food Preference of common Birds.

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John F. Gardner
The Environmental Ed Guy
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9 pages
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