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
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 4-6All 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
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.
Learn about Cranes
Pine Cone Bird Feeder
Teaching Kids About the Bird
Tropical Coloring Book
Turkeys for kids
Where Bird Kinds Live
Also check out: Cornell Laboratory Educators’ Guide to Bird Study