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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.
In this activity, learners perform an experiment that replicates the dilemma faced by birds in acquiring food from a confined area.
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.
Learners construct a bird feeder from re-used materials. After hanging their feeder, they keep a journal about what birds visit the feeder.
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
In this classic activity, learners investigate natural selection by becoming birds foraging for food on an island.
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.
In this activity, learners will investigate how shorebirds and seabirds are extremely vulnerable to changes in their environment, whether human-induced or otherwise.
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.
In this interactive game, learners listen to the songs of four different thrushes and then try to match each bird with its song.
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.
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
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
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.
This hands-on experiment will provide learners with an understanding of the issues that surround environmental cleanup.