Eat Like A Bird
How does a bird's features, behavior, and surroundings affect its survival?




Summary: This is an inquiry-based (everyone asks questions) and inter-disciplinary lesson (Math, Science, and Technology). It is suitable for all learners through the use of Multimedia (audio, video, and graphics). It is appropriate for small and varied grouping of four members and mixed ability groups. The tasks include the use of Productivity Tools (Microsoft Word and Graphic Designs) and Research Tools (search engines and designated websites).

Rationale: Through a program called Project FeederWatch, we can now give our students a chance to work with scientists from Cornell University and guide their understanding of the movement patterns and population fluctuations of many common birds. This will help ensure the survival of these lovely creatures and possibly encourage our students to become scientists as well.
4) Grade Level(s):
3 4 5 6
5) Time Frame: One to three months
6) Curriculum Map: May
April
March
7) Audience: The target audience is:
 Global Audience
 Parents
 Other Classrooms
 Classmates
 The Teacher

The project will be useful to this audience as:
 Discussions
 Call for Action
 New Ideas
 Information

The expectations of the audience will be to:
 Make a Difference
 Be Part of a Community
 Learn Something New
8) Collaboration: This project will include collaboration with:
 An Outside Expert
 Students to Students
 Another Teacher
 Another Classroom

Topic:
Birds
Themes:
Behaviors
Features
Surroundings
Focus Content Area:
Science
Other: Math

Secondary Content Area:
Technology
Grade Level:
3
4
5
6