One of the best ways to get students interested in nature and ecology is through the study of birds. The ornithologist, also a science educator, is glad to answer questions from teachers. Click here to contact him.
Teaching Kids About Birds- from WildBirds.com
Kids are naturally curious and love to learn. Birds hold a special fascination — they can FLY!
Parents and teachers can help children learn about their feathered friends simply by answering their questions. How do they fly? What is the smallest bird? Why are Robin’s eggs blue?
A Variety of Bird Feeders
Albatross Project Grades 4-6
All about birds
Are You a Birdbrain?
A-Z of Birds -popup cards
Bird Feeder Crafts for Kids
Bird Flight Resources for Teachers
Bird Resources for Elementary School Teachers – Bibliography
Bird Word Puzzle
Nice Bird Puzzle apk – a bird puzzle android app
Bird Lesson Plans
Bird in Flight; What a Sight.
Build A Bird
Ducks for kids
Try these projects together:
Build a bird feeder — see what comes to eat
Build a bird house
Find ten different birds in your area
Make an owl out of a pine cone
Look for bird nests in your yard
Do a report about your favorite bird
Find twenty bird photos on the Internet
Try to find out how many birds there are
Figure out what a bird eats by looking at the shape of its bill
Older children can be introduced to the concepts of conservation, ecology and habitat preservation.
Parents and teachers can encourage kids to stop, look and listen. Birds sing, they protect their territory, they attract mates, they hunt for food. This behavior is fascinating to watch. Make sure the children in your life notice these things.
Also check out: Cornell Laboratory Educators’ Guide to Bird Study