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Golden Eagle Life Cycle Diagram
diagram the life cycle including when eagles hatch and migrate.
Guiding Question: When
do the golden eagles of Denali National Park and Preserve
Critical Content: When
the golden eagles leave Denali and when they return.
Group size: 2-3
paper, poster board, markers, pictures of eagles in all phases
of their life to copy, scissors, glue or tape, Denali
Golden Eagles and Migration, Golden
Eagle Fact Sheet. 2000. Carol McIntyre.
You Begin: Discuss
terms like hatching, fledgling, subadult, and reproductive adults
(these terms are defined in Denali
Golden Eagles and Migration, and in To
Hatch or Not to Hatch Resources). Copy the relevant sections
Eagle Fact Sheet. 2000. Carol McIntyre, (particularly pg 9-11).
- Review information on the life of a Denali golden eagle --
Golden Eagles and Migration,
- Make a poster visually depicting the life of a golden eagle.
The poster should show all the major events in a golden eagle's
life such as hatching, learning to fly, migrating and reproducing.
- Label the poster.
data set - coordinates in text format data files to determine
when eagles start their migratory journeys. Students can scan the
latitude and longitude columns for when they begin to change rapidly
and read the date. Put the dates that each eagle leaves the park
and returns to the park up on the board. When do they migrate north?
When do they migrate south? Do they migrate at similar times? How
many days apart are the first and last to leave?