Charting eggs ele
All about Birds ele/ms
Collecting data ele/ms
Nest Box Log ele/ms/hs
Life Cycles ele/ms
Mapping Birds ele/ms/hs
Feather Facts ms/hs
Scientific Thinking ele/ms/hs
Systems & Controls ms/hs
Science Journal Entry ms/hs
Make a Puzzle ele/ms/hs
Ecology Vocabulary ms/hs
Use the information you have learned at the Bluebirds Project website and other bluebird web resources to respond to these questions.
1. Sebastian's school has decided to encourage bluebirds to nest on the property.
2. In addition to physical changes to the schoolyard some outdoor maintenance practices should be considered. Explain.
3. A school group erects a single nest box. Each spring the students observe a bluebird pair checking out the box in the early spring. In the first year, an english sparrow nests in the box. The second year, a tree swallow uses the box to raise one brood.
4. The PTO decides to establish a schoolyard habitat garden. One group suggests adding some flowering plants, trees and bushes to the schoolyard near the nest boxes.
5. Mike decides to establish a bluebird trail.
6. The school chef wants to contribute to the project. The maintenance chief installs a flat, open tray feeder near the classroom windows. Chef Du Jour says she will provide the bread scraps and pieces of fruits that are leftover from lunch.
7. Jen & Jay are participating in the school's science fair next year. They have decided to do a project related to the bluebirds. They have gathered lots of facts about bluebirds. Next, they must establish the problem/question they will seek to answer by doing the experiment. Write two questions they could ask for a science fair project that is related bluebirds.
"My bluebird houses are prayers of faith and hope, not acts of scientific certitude.
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