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Discovering Birds

It's age appropriate for so many levels. My nine and seven year old daughters think of it as a toy and are always wanting to play with it.
- Bonnie Damey, homeschooling mother of seven

Bird Watching
Identifying Birds

 Make your own Bird Feeder [4K]

 In BIRDS you will:

  • Make your very own WILD BIRD FEEDER!
  • Learn the SECRETS of FLIGHT!Identify Backyard Birds [4K]
  • Grab your field guide and go on a BIRD SAFARI!
  • Write a letter with a quill pen that YOU MAKE!
  • Feel the LIFT on an actual flight feather!
  • SHARE BIRD WATCHING with your family!
  • and many more.

 

This kit is a nice mix of observing birds around your home, while doing activities on flight and feathers.

Comes with 20 activities in 14 lessons, parent guide, binoculars, photo guide to backyard birds, and enough equipment for two children working together to share. All you need to provide is a soda bottle. Grades 1-8.

Birds Science Kit
Comes with Student Lesson Book & Parent Guide - (not shown)


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Also available without binoculars, in case you have your own. To order, first choose whether you want binoculars with your kit.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR BIRDS

1) Constructing Your Bird Feeder - Recycle a soda bottle by making it into a bird feeder.
2)
Putting Up Your Bird Feeder
- Choose the best spot for your new bird feeder.
3)
Other Types of Feeders
(optional) - Eight other types of feeders that you can easily make at home.
4)
What to Expect at Your Feeder
- Use your Backyard Birds guidebook to complete a crossword puzzle.
5)
Observing Birds at Your Feeder
- Learn how to make detailed observations of birds.
6)
A Bird's Eye View
- Investigate an owl's depth perception and a songbird's peripheral vision. While you're at it, test your own.
7)
Birds of a Feather
- Investigate the differences between flight feathers and down feathers.
8)
Making a Quill Pen
- Make a flight feather into a quill pen, then use it to write a letter.
9) Energy in Flight - Use a bird glider to investigate how kinetic energy can change into potential energy and back again.
10)
Gliding
- Investigate how hawks use thermals and updrafts to conserve their own energy.
11)
Aerodynamics
- Float a balloon over a straw to experience how an object is drawn toward a fast moving stream of air.
12)
Lift - the Key to Flight
- Feel the lift on a flight feather. Learn how this lift is caused by the feather's shape.
13)
Bird Song Safari
- Learn how to identify birds by their songs. (see this activity)
14)
Bird Watching on a Family Trip
- This game can add a bit of fun to a family trip while pointing out birds you otherwise might not notice.

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BIRDS EQUIPMENT:

Everything you need is included in the kit except a plastic water or soda bottle.

Student Lesson Book & Parent Guide
Binoculars
Backyard Birds Guide (A 34 page full color photo guide)
Bird Identification Sheets
Wild Bird Feeder
Mixed Birdseed
Flight Feathers
Down Feather
Bottle of Black Tempera Paint for Ink
Bird Glider
Aerodynamics Kit (balloons & straws)

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