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construct a model of an eagle that highlights the migration adaptations
Guiding Question: What
types of adaptations would an animal need to migrate? What
adaptations do eagles have?
Critical Content: Birds
are highly mobile and have unique features that make them
Duration: Two 45
Group size: small
groups of 2-3 students
paper, string, tape, glue, scissors, feathers or colored paper
to make feathers, cotton balls, red tissue paper, bird physiology
and anatomy reference material, Denali
Golden Eagles and Migration.
- Each student group develops a plan for the construction of
a model of a migratory golden eagle. They should have reasons
for including each feature. Students should include the specific
migratory adaptations of the bird.
- Build a model of a golden eagle. Use straws for bones, cotton
for fat, red tissue paper for muscles and colored paper for wings.
The wings should be able to move so that students may model the
behavioral adaptations as well.
Questions: What are the
special adaptations birds have for migration?
Students may sketch a golden eagle, including special migratory
features, rather than building one. They should label the specific
parts, and write explanations for why they are necessary.