Introduce feathers as a unique characteristic for a bird. Why do bird preen their feathers? Use a piece of velcro to model this for students!
Introduce the different kinds of feet that help birds survive. Model bird feet with a pencil and then create a spinner featuring six of the most common types of bird feet.
Create a booklet that features the major organs in each system in the body in a bird. Compare the body systems of a bird to the systems in a human.
Don't be mislead by the word primary in the title. This unit, with its multiple reading levels for student essays could easily be a resource to teachers in upper elementary grades
Why buy this unit?
• Fun activities motivate students to learn about birds;
• Simple materials make it easy to present active lessons;
• Multiple presentations help you introduce the information;
• Essays saved at different reading levels support all your students;
• Recordings of the essays are included for students who benefit from hearing the text;
• All text a student would read is saved in English and in Spanish;
• A variety of assessments are suggested to evaluate student learning;
• A video gives you an overview of the activities;
• A web page suggested in the teacher backgrounds provides you with a link to more resources and information about this amazing group of animals.
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RESOURCES IN OUR STORE FOR BIRDS
• An Introduction to Birds
• All About Birds
• More About Birds
• Bird Predator Game
• Bird Review Spinner
• Food Chain Mobile for a Bird
• Life Cycle Mobile for a Bird
• I Have Who Has Birds Game