Lesson Plan

"Build A Bird Nest"                    Wildlife: 4-6 Grade

Woodpeckers on a tree

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Grade Level:
Fourth Grade-Seventh Grade
Subject:
Biology: Animals, Botany, Visual Arts, Wildlife Biology
Duration:
45 mins
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
outdoors
National/State Standards:
Next Generation FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS
SC.4.L.16
SC.5.L.17
SC.6.L.15

Overview

Students will trade one adaptation for another by limiting the use of their thumbs with tape in order to experience what using a beak to build a nest would be like. This exercise will help them identify types and uses of adaptations and can be extended to apply to a wide range of animals and plants.

Background

Our "Wildlife" unit contains various lesson plans, each taking 20 minutes to an hour to complete, and targeted mainly at 4th-6th grade students. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit, though some lessons do refer to one another and are better done in sequence. Each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources as well as suggestions for related activities.



Additional Resources

http://www.nps.gov/ever/forteachers/4-6-activity-guide.htm

 



Vocabulary

Adaptation