Students will research shorebird beak adaptations and using a variety of materials to design a beak appropriate to the type of food that they eat.
Scholars will recognize and identify the importance of the design of a bird’s beak and the adaptations of the beak for survival. They will be given materials to create a beak and explain how the structure of their beak is similar to the selected birds. Scholars will also be discussing the similarities and differences between […]
Students will study three birds (Osprey, Snowy Plover, Black Skimmer) relevant to conservation efforts in Northwest Florida. Students will research using texts and internet, then collect data on a field trip to the beach, and finally develop a presentation and present their findings. Students will explore physical traits, migration tendencies, bird sounds, hunting, and nesting […]
Using data collected from research on short tailed albatross, students will observe, infer from, question and analyze data to learn if actual research hypotheses were supported. Students will become exposed to marine bird research techniques including satellite tracking and the use of Google Earth as a scientific tool. Students will be engaged in mathematical practice, […]
The “Seabird Populations” activity provides students with a (guided) opportunity to explore data and use it to make inferences and draw conclusions about a specific seabird population. The first of the three activities (murre studies) allows students to familiarize themselves with the specific study site and methods through exploration with Google Earth, photos, and tracking […]
Students will identify structures and traits of seabirds that make them successful survivors in their specific habitat.