Hummingbirds are amazing and beautiful. With so many unique characteristics, your child will be amused at all the strange abilities of these birds. This mini unit study incorporates all learning styles. This ten-page document includes a fun & colorful article for kids about hummingbirds. This article is filled with detailed photos and fun facts about this species which will keep them engaged as they improve their reading skills. Your student will create a fun interactive facts page with pullout tabs and hummingbird replicas. This project will reinforce what they learned and improve their comprehension and writing skills in a tactile way. Your student will enjoy a measuring activity that uses real photos of a nest, hummingbird hawk moth, and a bee hummingbird which are scaled to the actual size. They will enjoy a fun, yet easy hands-on science project making hummingbird replicas of an egg, skull, and feather. If you were to buy replicas they would cost almost $100, this project allows students to see just how small and amazing these birds are and will only cost you $5 for some clay. Lastly, they will enjoy a simple art project coloring a hummingbird picture while watch video links. Your child will have a beautiful project they can be proud of and share with others. This set includes complete teacher instructions with samples.
This project is one of many fun hands-on projects found in my Rainforests of the World Unit Study Curriculum. You can find more information about this unit study at my website, www.discoverunitstudies.com.
This mini unit study is perfect for grades 2nd - 6th.
Using This Unit Study
It can be used as supplement to spice up your lesson plans for homeschool, co-op, or in a classroom. Combine multiple unit studies, one after another, to create a tailored curriculum based on your child’s interests.
Materials Needed: Elmers glue, hot glue gun (optional), pencil, scissors, Model Magic by Crayola- white, brown marker, coloring pencils or markers, exacto knife, ruler, cardstock, and computer/ internet access for video links.