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A visit to the Glen Helen Raptor Center to view and learn about Ohio’s birds of prey is the highlight of this lesson. Additionally, students discover the songbirds of the area with a trip to the bird blind, and explore bird adaptations with hands-on activities in the Bird Room.

Objectives for the Bird Lesson

Science Standards Covered by the Bird Lesson

Grade Four
Life Sciences
A.5 Describe how organisms interact with one another in various ways.

Scientific Inquiry
B.2 Analyze a series of events and/or simple daily or seasonal cycles, describe the patterns and infer the next likely occurrence.
C.4 Explain the importance of keeping conditions the same in an experiment.

Grade Five
Life Sciences
B.1 Describe the role of producers in the transfer of energy entering ecosystems as sunlight to chemical energy through photosynthesis.
B.2 Explain how almost all kinds of animals’ food can be traced back to plants.
B.3 Trace the organization of simple food chains and food webs.
C.4 Summarize that organisms can survive only in ecosystems in which their needs can be met. The world has different ecosystems and distinct ecosystems support the lives of different types of organisms.

Scientific Inquiry
A.1 Select and safely use the appropriate tools to collect data when conducting investigations and communicating findings to others.
C.4 Explain the importance of keeping conditions the same in an experiment.
C.5 Identify potential hazards and/or precautions involved in an investigation.
C.6 Formulate instructions and communicate data in a manner that allows others to understand and repeat an investigation or experiment.

Grade Six
Life Sciences
A.2 Explain that multicellular organisms have a variety of specialized cells, tissues, organs and organ systems that perform specialized functions.

Scientific Inquiry
A.2 Choose the appropriate tools or instruments and use relevant safety procedures to complete scientific investigations.

Math Standards Covered by the Bird Lesson

Grade Four
Data Analysis and Probability
A.1 Create a plan for collecting data for a specific purpose.
C.2 Represent and interpret data using tables, bar graphs, line plots and line graphs.

Grade Five
Data Analysis and Probability
G.4 Determine appropriate data to be collected to answer questions posed by students or teacher, collect and display data, and clearly communicate findings.

Grade Six Data Analysis and Probability
G.1 Read, construct and interpret line graphs, circle graphs and histograms.