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

      Life Science
Elementary Level Seaside Science
Elementary Level Habitat Dynamics
Middle Level Tree I.D.
Middle Level Worm Weather Predicted
Middle Level Exploring the Beach
Elementary Level Aquatic Field Data
Elementary Level For the Birds
Elementary Level Ant Farm
Elementary Level Watershed Biology
Elementary Level Testing the Waters

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