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Dress as a Bird – Learning to ID Birds

on October 7, 2013

Today in class, third graders reviewed the characteristics of all birds (down and contour feathers, warm-blooded, hard egg shell, hollow bones) as one of their class mates “dressed up” as a bird.  We added sharp talons, a curved beak, and binocular vision to observe a bald eagle in the classroom.   Students will remember the details for this lesson, as it was so visual.  We also studied bird silhouettes and discussed the importance of observing size and shape when identifying the birds.  The students tried to identify the birds using a Peterson Field Guide.

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