How does a bird's features, behavior, and surroundings affect its survival?
This is an inquiry-based (everyone asks questions) and inter-disciplinary lesson (Math, Science, and Technology). It is suitable for all learners through the use of Multimedia (audio, video, and graphics). It is appropriate for small and varied grouping of four members and mixed ability groups. The tasks include the use of Productivity Tools (Microsoft Word and Graphic Designs) and Research Tools (search engines and designated websites).
Through a program called Project FeederWatch, we can now give our students a chance to work with scientists from Cornell University and guide their understanding of the movement patterns and population fluctuations of many common birds. This will help ensure the survival of these lovely creatures and possibly encourage our students to become scientists as well.
One to three months
May April March
The target audience is: • Global Audience • Parents • Other Classrooms • Classmates • The Teacher
The project will be useful to this audience as: • Discussions • Call for Action • New Ideas • Information
The expectations of the audience will be to: • Make a Difference • Be Part of a Community • Learn Something New
This project will include collaboration with: • An Outside Expert • Students to Students • Another Teacher • Another Classroom