Bird Watching and Research Center

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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22 pages
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At this library center, students will observe birds at a window birdfeeder (if you have a window), or on a web camera live feed such as the Cornell Lab Bird Cams. Using library resources (either print or online), students will formulate 1-2 questions, then answer their questions and cite the resources they used.

Though this product is designed to be used in a school library, it can be used just as easily as a literacy or science center in a classroom.

Product contents include:

✎ Center sign with "I will" statements in PDF and editable Word file formats

✎ Printable observation/research notebooks for students in 2 versions in easy-to-print PDF and editable Microsoft Publisher file formats.

✎ Editable lesson plan aligned to PA Common Core and Academic Standards, National Common Core Standards, and AASL Information Literacy Standards (Microsoft Word .docx file format)

The "simple" notebook version has a simpler bibliography and shorter research section, while the "in-depth" notebook version has full citations for the bibliography and a longer research process to accommodate different grade or ability levels.

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Product Requirements:

You will need some access to books and/or online websites about local birds for students to complete their research. I have included World Book Online™ as a resource in the bibliography notebook, but other databases or a collection of reliable websites would also suffice depending on your students' needs and information literacy skill level.


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Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).


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