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Birds, Birds Everywhere

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Breaking News:  Ms. Froese and her childhood friend, Mr. John Patrick, started writing a book on birds this summer.  Ms. Froese wrote the text and Mr. Patrick is doing the photographs and comics.  

A Study of Birds  ((Download Study Sheet  from this link)  

Check out @JStCPatrick on the LIvingstone Twitter feed  for tweets of local birds in Vancouver, B.C.  

Project Based Learning:  BIRDS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

Date:___________________          Time: ___________________    Bird # ______

Location of Observation: ___________________________________________________

(i.e. front lawn, Apple tree…)

Observations:

1.  Observe this bird closely.   Document your observations and add detail to your study with a pencil drawing on a blank paper.  Label the parts of the bird.

2.  What do you see? Describe the bird and the surrounding habitat in detail.

Colour: _________________________________________________________________

Size: ___________________________________________________________________

Behavior: _______________________________________________________________

Parts of the bird:  i.e. tail, wings, belly, eyes, chin etc.____________________________

_______________________________________________________________________ 

Habitat: ________________________________________________________________

3.  What do you hear?

Voice: ________________________________  (What does the bird's call sound like?)

Habitat: ______________________ (What other sounds do you hear in the environment?)

Research:

What questions do you have about this bird?   What would you like to learn?               

List the things you're curious about.  Decide which questions you want answered:

a)    What type of bird is it? Species, name?

b)   What does this birds eat?  Where does it find it's food?

c)  Who are this bird's enemies / predators?

d)    How do they nest?

e)   How can we protect these birds?

2.    Do your research and record the place you found the information (in note form, full sentences not required)

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Follow up:

Create a piece of art of your bird. ie. Painting, sculpture, mosaic, drawing, collage.

Write a story using personification (giving human qualities to the bird).

Download or create a map of where you saw the bird.

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