Lesson Plan

Early Birding

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Grade Level:
Fifth Grade-Seventh Grade
Subject:
Art, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Conservation
National/State Standards:
SD: 6.N.2.1;7.N.2.1; 8.N.2.1

NE: 8.1;8.2

Overview

This lesson is designed to introduce Middle School level students to basic bird identification to some of the common, and a few rare but easily identified,birds and waterfowl found along and around the Niobrara National Scenic River.

Materials

Copies of "Birds and Waterfowl" patterns (included in lesson plan download)

Scissors

Colored Pencils

Straws or long, thin twigs

Sewing thread

Needles

Tape

Cardstock or Stiff Drawing Paper (for followup activities)