ERIC Number: ED249071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Migratory Birds. Issue Pac.
Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
The materials in this educational packet are designed for use with students in grades 4 through 7. They consist of an overview, teaching guides and student data sheets for three activities, and a poster. The overview discusses why, how, where, and when birds migrate as well as problems birds encounter while migrating; the importance of research and management is also addressed. A glossary and list of reference materials are included. The teaching guides contain a list of learning outcomes, instructional strategies, a list of materials needed, and an activity review sheet (with answers). The activities focus on: (1) three methods of migratory bird navigation, difficulties encountered during migration, and using a compass to follow a course; (2) mapping the migration route of a flock of Canada geese; and (3) the migration of the whopping crane (this activity is in the form of a board game). The poster is used to illustrate the migratory routes of several species and Canada geese. Two additional activities are included: making a bird by means of paper folding (origami) and matching illustrations of birds in flight to their names and resting silhouettes. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Ecology, Environmental Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Ornithology, Outdoor Activities, Science Education, Wildlife, Wildlife Management
National Institute for Urban Wildlife
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.