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Basic Biology Series: Birds


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Age Range:
8 - 9 years
Estimated Course Length:
15 hours
3rd - 4th grade
Basic Biology Series: Animal Kingdom
Materials Included:
Course Study Guide, Study Booklet, and Examination.

Product Description

How does a bird grow inside an egg? Why do woodpeckers peck at trees? What makes a hummingbird hum?

In this illustrated course, students learn about many different birds, both land and water birds, from mockingbirds to the tiny Arctic tern that flies 22 thousand miles every year.

They get to choose from 12 practical projects that familiarize them with birds and their place in nature.

Materials You Need to Supply: Texts/references: A guide book on birds (Golden Guides series published by Golden Books or Peterson's First Guides published by Houghton Mifflin are suggested). An encyclopedia or other references with good colored pictures of the eggs of various birds, bird's nests and domestic turkeys (if your guide book doesn't include them), several bird magazines or wildlife magazines with pictures of birds. Required materials: Chicken eggs, quill feathers, soft (down) feathers, binoculars, coloring crayons, drawing paper, a bird's nest (if available), quarter or half dollar with eagle emblem on the back. Materials for optional activities: Two fertilized eggs (available at feed stores), chicken egg incubator, a hummingbird feeder, sugar or honey, a feeder (or an old dish for use as a bird feeder), bird seed (available at most supermarkets), plans and materials for building a bird house, a pet bird in a cage.