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Flocking for FoodAdd to list Details
In this outdoor beach activity, learners use a variety of "beaks" (such as trowels, spoons or sticks) to hunt for organisms that shore birds might eat.
Grabbing a Bite to Eat
In this activity, learners perform an experiment that replicates the dilemma faced by birds in acquiring food from a confined area.
Pesticides and Eggshell ThinningAdd to list Details
This lab activity is about toxic substances like pesticides and their effects on biological systems. The activity starts with an introduction of how birds sequester calcium to make an egg.
In this activity, learners play bingo to learn about the diversity of birds. This game includes a warm-up lesson and "Full Flight" version.
Feed the Birds
Learners construct a bird feeder from re-used materials. After hanging their feeder, they keep a journal about what birds visit the feeder.
Evolutionstechnik or Selection and Variation in the Egyptian Origami Bird (Avis papyrus)Add to list Details
In order to examine the random nature of mutations and natural selection, learners "breed" clutches of Egyptian Origami Birds (Avis papyrus) using random number generators (dice and coins) to mutate s
Bird Beak Buffet
In this classic activity, learners investigate natural selection by becoming birds foraging for food on an island.
Feeding Facilitation: A Lesson in Evolution and SociobiologyAdd to list Details
This is an outdoor activity designed to demonstrate evolution of feeding behavior in flocking, schooling or herding animals that maximizes allocation of food resources and enhances survival.
For the Birds: Environmental Effects on Population
In this activity, learners will investigate how shorebirds and seabirds are extremely vulnerable to changes in their environment, whether human-induced or otherwise.
Build a SoundscapeAdd to list Details
This is a virtual representation of a sound mixer containing pre-looped sounds of animal, insect, and environmental noises.
Have you noticed the plastic rings that are used to hold six-packs of soda? Those rings are great for carrying cans, but they're real trouble when they become trash that animals can get tangled in.
This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Temperate Rain Forest Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into biodiversity of a given habitat.
This activity is intended to familiarize learners with native Houston birds, introduce learners to tools biologists use in the field, and to enhance their observation skills.
Thrush Songs: An Interactive GameAdd to list Details
In this interactive game, learners listen to the songs of four different thrushes and then try to match each bird with its song.
It's All About Birds
In this activity, learners create their own bird species using arts and crafts materials. The bird call recordings are not online so the introduction activity can't be done, but everything else can.
Bird WatchAdd to list Details
In this group or individual activity, learners are encouraged to watch birds near home or school—possibly where birds are nesting in a tree, pecking in a park, feeding from a feeder, or flying through
Clippy Island: An Investigation into Natural Selection
In this activity, leaners will observe the process of natural selection on a population of birds called 'Springbeaks' over four seasons of breeding on an isolated environment called 'Clippy Island.' L
Jay PlayAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity, learners find out the color of food that jays prefer and then try to change the birds' preference by altering the taste of the food with salt.
Oil Spill Cleanup
This hands-on experiment will provide learners with an understanding of the issues that surround environmental cleanup.
The Beaks of the FinchesAdd to list Details
In this simulation, learners become birds different beak types. Learners use various tools to represent beaks to pick up seeds and place them in a petri dish.