Sample Winter Birds Unit - Barn Owl
Get an inside look at the For the Love of Homeschool Nature Study Club with this sample pack from our BRAND NEW Winter Birds Nature Study!
This sample pack includes activities from day 9 of our Winter Birds Nature Study Unit. The entire unit is 20 days of in-depth lessons that cover a variety of winter birds. In this sample you will learn about the Barn Owl. We hope you enjoy this small sample of this incredible unit!
Included in this sample you will find:
- Book List
- Barn Owl Anatomy Poster
- Owl & Human Eye 3 Part Cards
- Day 9 Lesson Plan from the Teachers Manual - Barn Owls
- Group Activity - Barn Owls Eye Sight Activity & Binoculars
- Little Explorer - Barn Owl Bird Guide Book Entry (level 1)
- Junior Explorer - Barn Owl Guide Book Entry (level 2)
- Senior & Expert Explorer - Barn Owl Adaptations
Bonus! Barn Owl Group Art Project for all Ages
We hope you enjoy this small sample of our Winter Birds Unit. Here's what's covered in the full unit:
Our Winter Birds Nature Study unit is designed to bring the beauty and diversity of winter avian life straight to your homeschool curriculum. Each of our Nature Studies includes a teacher's manual, printable pack, and student workbooks for 4 age ranges! Here's a look at each day of our winter bird nature study:
Day 1 - Intro to Winter Birds:
Embark on this journey with an introduction to the fascinating world of winter birds. Discover their unique characteristics, migration patterns, and the adaptations that help them thrive in colder climates.
Day 2 - Wings & Feathers:
Delve into the intricacies of wings and feathers and explore how feathers provide warmth, trap air when fluffing, and play a vital role in maintaining an elevated body temperature, crucial for survival in winter.
Day 3 - Talons:
Uncover the secrets of talons and learn about the unique blood supply to a bird's feet. Explore the importance of talons in hunting, perching, and overall bird physiology.
Day 4 - Beaks:
Study the lightweight nature of bird beaks and their direct correlation to eating habits and diet. Understand how different beak shapes are adapted for specific feeding strategies.
Day 5 - Group STEM:
Engage in a collaborative STEM activity, applying knowledge gained throughout the week. This day provides an opportunity for hands-on exploration and experimentation related to winter birds.
Day 6-10 - Individual Bird Studies:
Dedicate each day to a specific winter bird – Chickadee, Snowy Owl, Cardinal, and Barn Owl. Explore their habitats, behaviors, and unique characteristics through a blend of hands-on activities, readings, and observations.
Day 10 - Group ART:
Express your newfound knowledge through artistic endeavors. Create bird-themed art, perhaps inspired by the colors of a cardinal or the snowy landscape inhabited by the Snowy Owl.
Day 11 - Air Sacs & Bones:
Learn about the intricacies of bird anatomy, focusing on air sacs and bones. Understand their role in flight and warmth, connecting back to the earlier discussions on beaks.
Day 12 - Winter Habitat:
Delve into the winter habitats of birds, including the construction of nests and the process of laying eggs. Explore how these aspects contribute to the survival and reproduction of winter birds.
Day 13 - Winter Birds and Food:
Explore the interconnectedness of winter birds and their food sources. Dive into concepts of food chains, trophic levels, and ecosystems to understand the delicate balance of nature.
Day 14 - Gameschooling Day:
Engage in educational games centered around winter birds, including memory, bingo, and our original game this month: Feathered Refuge! Reinforce learning through these interactive and fun activities that engage the whole family in avian activities!
Day 15 - Group Poetry and Tea Time:
Wrap up the unit with a touch of literary and sensory delight. Share bird-inspired poetry and enjoy a cozy tea time, fostering a love for nature and learning within the community.
Day 16-20 Final Projects - This week, our explorers will be completing unique, age-appropriate final projects to show what they have learned
You can purchase the unit from our shop HERE for $28 or sign up to our Nature Study Club today to get our Winter Birds Nature Unit, plus all freebies and resources for the introductory price of just $15/month!
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