Life in the Air: Adaptations of a Bird

Description

Students will watch this engaging and informative video engaging with such questions as: Why do birds fly? 
After learning from the video, follow up with discussion questions to both test and further student knowledge. 

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Lesson

Discussion

Why do birds fly?

What are adaptations that help birds fly?

What kinds of birds do you see in your neighborhood or school?

Why can’t humans fly?

What adaptations help humans fly?

Why do birds spend so much time taking care of their feathers?

Printable Materials

Adaptations of a Bird (PDF) Lesson Plan

Standard

4-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
Students who demonstrate understanding can: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

Disciplinary Core Ideas LS1.A: Structure and Function
Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.

Crosscutting Concepts Systems and System Models
A system can be described in terms of its components and their interactions.

Science and Engineering Practices Engaging in Argument from Evidence
Engaging in argument from evidence in 3- 5 builds on K-2 experiences and progresses to critiquing the scientific explanations or solutions proposed by peers by citing relevant evidence about the natural and designed world(s). construct an argument with evidence, data, and/or a model.