Use these lessons to deepen your Kellogg Bird Sanctuary tour experience. Lessons can be used before or after your visit to the Sanctuary. The lessons are hands-on and help to develop scientific inquiry in even the youngest learners!
Habitat Selection Investigation (7th-8th grade)
In this lesson, students will explore why individuals in a patch select certain habitats. They will learn about Fretwell’s Ideal Free Distribution theory, and they will conduct an experiment using this theory. Students will record data from the experiment about how many birds come to their station and the behavior of the birds. After running the experiment, the students will graph the data they found and answer questions about the data.
Physics of Flight Investigation (6th-8th grade)
The Physics of Flight Investigation is an exciting introduction into the world of physics. Students will become familiar with the physics which make flight possible, all while conducting an investigation of their own. In addition to the Physics of Flight Investigation is a Kellogg Bird Sanctuary extension activity that combines physics with the exciting world of birds!
- Physics of Flight Lesson Plan.pdf
- Physics of Flight Worksheet.pdf
- Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Physics of Flight Extension Lesson Plans.pdf
- Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Physics of Flight Extension Worksheet.pdf
Butterfly Bonanza (4th-6th grade)
In the Butterfly Bonanza lesson students will become experts on the incredible feat of metamorphosis and the life cycles of the monarch butterfly.
Bird Feeder Survey (Kindergarten-3rd grade)
In the Bird Feeder Survey lesson students will learn the basic needs of birds, how to identify common species and practice counting and data collection.
Please visit the W.K. Kellogg Biological Stations Classroom Resources page for GK-12 teachers for even more lesson plans.