It's All About Birds

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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. Start by discussing how birds share common characteristics, even though their beaks, wings, and feet appear different. Learners create and name their new species, and write what it is able to do based on the features they gave it. Stickers are provided for download and printing out. Background information for activity leaders is provided. The activity is designed for groups of four to six children in grades K-5. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Ecology
    • Evolution

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Components that are part of this resource:

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Science After School Consumer's Guide


  • All rights reserved, Museum of Science, Inc. (Miami, FL), 2007

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, DRL-0406911