Lesson Plans

For the Birds
Jennifer Duberstein
Colorado Bird Observatory
Brighton, Colorado

Computers have become indispensable in most work and educational settings, and laptop computers are especially useful in field sciences such as ornithology. For the Birds empowers young scientists to collect, store, analyze, and present results of hypothesis-driven ornithological investigations. Students develop original investigations, form basic hypotheses, design an experiment, and test their theories about bird communities. After completing fieldwork, students work in groups to write short research papers. For the Birds culminates in an oral presentation of each groupís original work to the rest of the class.

Download For the Birds: birds.pdf

Informal Science

For the Birds
Jennifer Duberstein

Ant Farm
Kenneth E. Guthrie

Watershed Biology
Frederick E. Maier

Meteor Monitor
Stephen Nicoletti

Testing the Waters
Mary E. Slack

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