Activity details: In this activity the class is asked to look specifically at flying birds, and to use the checklist to observe a range of different flying birds and types of bird flight.
Key lessons and understandings of activity: This activity has been designed to heighten your class’ awareness of birds and the variety that exist even within your schoolyard or local park. Children will also be introduced to some of the basic features of bird biology and ecology. This activity has been adapted from I Love Dirt.*
Year levels: Foundation
Syllabus Outcomes: STe-4WS.
Indoor or outdoor activity: Outdoor
Duration of activity: 30 mins
Learning areas addressed: Science
Resources needed: None
Homework and extension opportunities: None
Keywords: Birds, birdwatching, behaviour, checklist, foundation
Explicit Australian Curriculum link: Science involves exploring and observing the world using the senses (ACSHE013)
* I Love Dirt, Jennifer Ward, 2008, Trumpeter Books, Massachusetts.