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blue feather Camouflage

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Activities

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blue feather All about Birds ele/ms

blue feather Frayer Model Birds - doc. | pdf

blue feather Collecting data ele/ms

blue feather Compare/Contrast

blue feather Food Web

blue feather Nest Box Log ele/ms/hs

blue feather Life Cycles ele/ms

blue feather Mapping Birds ele/ms/hs

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blue feather Feather Facts ms/hs

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blue feather Feeder Project doc | pdf

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blue feather Ecology Vocabulary ms/hs

blue feather Classification ms/hs

blue feather Resources

spaceBluebird video at NGS

spaceEggs Fact Hunt

spaceBirds Book online

spaceBirds Facts Activity

spaceLearn about Nests

spaceCitizen Science Projects

spaceFields, Meadows EcoUnit

Other Nestbox residents:

spaceTree Swallows

spaceEnglish Sparrow

spaceWren

spaceWren Chicks

spaceNuthatch

spaceMice

spaceChickadee

Bluebirds Project

Science Journal Entry

Use the information you have learned at the Bluebirds Project website and other bluebird web resources to make a science journal entry. (Imagination and ingenuity are required) Printer version

1. Write a title and your name at the top of the document.

2. Date the entry in the journal.

What you should strive to include: (5 at a minimum)

* Collect and record data (Requires imagination peppered with facts.
Example - Your first date that you "observe eggs" should be after the earliest date that bluebirds nest in your region.) Bluebird nestbox cam shots

* Measurements - document the instruments needed to make each measurement.

* Use charts or tables to organize data where appropriate.

* Use your senses in making observations. Note any patterns.

* You may include sketches or photos of birds, nests, chicks, eggs

* Take an inventory of objects found in nestboxes - be sure to describe them using appropriate terms. How many do you see?

* The classification of the bluebird or another bird mentioned in this site could be included.

* Draw a small map of the location of the nestbox. (Schoolyard, local park, backyard) Include a landmark that actually exists in your community.

* Personal observations of the environment. (Season, weather, altitude, habitat, biome)

* Write a question about birds, bluebirds or nests that you could pursue using the scientific method.

* Note what you would plan to observe on a subsequent observation visit.

* Note any significant environmental issues related to what you may see.

* Conclude with a statement about your relationship to the environment.

 

Resources:

The Science Journal: Writing and Inquiry Development

Science notebook tips - ScienceBuddies

Fields, fencerows & Meadows Study Unit

Make a Digital Habitat Journal

Make a Habitat Garden

Nestbox watch | NestCams | All About Birds @ Cornell University

North American Bluebird Society

eBird

BirdSleuth: Investigating Evidence - free materials from Cornell University

tree icon Save a tree - use a digital answer format - Highlight the text above. Copy it. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Answer on the word processing document. Save frequently as you work.

Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work. smiling icon
Make your own printer paper answer sheet

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2002 Cindy O'Hora, Updated 5/2008, Posted May 2002 Contact: email address

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.

Aligned with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Science & Technology, Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Ecology & Environment

National Educational Technology Standards | National Science Education Standards (NSTA) | National Geography Standards (NCGE)