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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • How to Use This Course

    • Introduction to the Course

    • Welcome to Birds on the Brain!

    • Quick Write! What I Know About Birds

    • Bird Observations

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Science Notebooks

    • What is a Science Notebook?

    • Create Your Science Notebook

    • Setting Up a Science Notebook

    • Making Notebook Entries

    • Don't Forget!

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Bird Adaptations and Observations

    • Getting Ready for Chapter 2

    • Observing Bird Behaviors: Part One

    • Observing Bird Behaviors: Part Two

    • Observing Bird Behaviors: Part Three

    • Observing Bird Behaviors: Make an Observation Guide

    • Winging It: Part One

    • Winging It: Part Two

    • Winging It: Part Three

    • Feathers - They're Just So Fluffy!

    • Feathers as Insulation

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Bird Beaks

    • Catch Food Like a Bird

    • What Do Birds Use Their Beaks For?

    • Get Your Notebook Ready!

    • African Penguin

    • Watch Penguins Fish

    • Baby Penguin Brunch

    • Think about a Penguin Beak

    • Brown Pelican

    • Think about a Pelican Beak

    • Western Snowy Plover

    • Think about a Snowy Plover Beak

    • How to Create Scientific Illustrations

    • Find Another Bird

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Bird Nests

    • What Else Do Birds Use Their Beaks For?

    • Penguin Nests

    • Snowy Plover Nests

    • Build Your Own Nest

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Wrap Up and Reflection

    • Line of Learning

    • Share Your Learning!

  • 7

    Chapter 6: Additional Resources

    • Fun Videos from the Monterey Bay Aquarium

    • Recommended Resources