Bird Study Unit
Grade 3-Grade 8
This unit introduces students to basic ornithology with questions, a flyways map, student instructions for writing a bird report, and a bird watching journal, in addition to a Bible story component.
All About Birds
Grade 1-Grade 4
This unit is designed to help students gain a full understanding of the beauty that can be found in birds. From beaks to feathers, bird songs to behaviors, God has given us wonderful creatures to learn from. There is a combination of narrative and worksheet...
Audubon Society Website
The National Audubon Society provides many free resources about birds, ornithology, and environmental education. There are tips for how to bring nature into the classroom and how to teach outside. They also sell an environmental education program for grades...
Bird Feeding Station at TVA
Grade 7-Grade 10
Learn how Tualatin Valley Junior Academy students participate in ongoing scientific research by monitoring the bird populations visiting our feeders through a program called BirdSleuth. Many of these students have had their research papers and artwork published...
Bird Watching and Identification Lesson Plans
This faith-integrated unit for bird watching and identification includes a bird observation book, worksheets, examples of bird art, guided practice center ideas and lesson plans. For just the bird watching book, open the 2nd URL.
Developed by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the BirdSleuth Teacher’s Guide, student Investigator’s Journal, and Resource Pages provide many helpful tools for organizing student inquiry and data collection. Online resources include a Meet the Scientist...
BirdSleuth - Most Wanted Birds
Open your students' eyes to the birds all around them! The Most Wanted Birds kit includes full-color focus cards, interactive computer-based bird ID quizzes, posters, and hands-on activities. Your students will learn how to identify the birds in your...
BirdSleuth: Authentic Scientific Inquiry Using Online Wikispaces
"Online collaborative working groups enable students to become more engaged in scientific experimentation. Middle school students in Florida and Oregon teamed up to present and review their bird research projects using a wikispace. Learn how free online...
Decorate a Christmas Tree for the Birds
"The purpose of this activity is to teach students that birds need shelter, food, and water, and to attract birds by providing what they need."
Discover God's World Unit 1 Birds Powerpoint Test Review
Grade 5-Grade 6
This powerpoint can be used as a chapter test or to review with students after completing a test. This test assesses learning objectives for Chapter 6 of the NAD 5th grade science curriculum based on the textbook entitled Discover God's World. Learn more by...
eNature Identification Guides Online
The complete online guide to over 4800 North America plants and animals. Current field guides available include: amphibians, birds, butterflies, fish, insects, mammals, reptiles, seashells, seashore creatures, spiders, trees, and wildflowers. Type in your...
First Flight - A Mother Hummingbird's Story - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book
NAD Pathways Grade 5 selection for Theme 3: Living Things. First Flight is the beautifully photographed story of Honey and her two chicks, Ray and Zen. In over 50 stunning, full-color close-ups, it captures the grace, the beauty, and the simultaneous...
Flying Wild - Bird Conservation
"Flying WILD, a program of the Council for Environmental Education, introduces students to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Flying WILD encourages schools to work closely with conservation...
Excellent series of short online video presentations created by Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help your students become skillful bird watchers. Episodes include: Size & Shape, Color Pattern, Behavior, and Habitat. Additional bird watching resources available...
This site was designed to teach young and old about the wonders of birds. There are many interactive activities as well as material for teachers.
Life in the Freezer - Unit Plan
Dive into the interesting world of the penguin. The author invites you to “make this unit into a learning center with library books, videos, stuffed penguins and other special features that will inspire your students and give them a broader knowledge...
Mr Kahlers Bird Links - TVA
A great launching page to find birding websites organized for Tualatin Valley Academy students, in sections including: Cornell Lab of Ornithology & BirdSleuth related sites, educational birding sites, Oregon birding resources, and (USA) national birding...
Owl Pellet Lab at TVA
Grade 4-Grade 8
If you dissect owl pellets with your students you may enjoy seeing these owl pellet x-rays. The links at the bottom of the page may also be useful in class.
Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter
USGS provides photographs, songs, videos, identification tips, maps, and life history information for North American birds.
The Ornithology Website
Grade 3-Grade 12
Website devoted to birds. Links to lesson plans for 3-6 grade. Bird house and feeder plans. Bird checklists to help document rare birds. Migration game to help students learn the perils of migration.