Endangered Birds (30 minutes) > Print/View All Notes
This activity is designed to focus students' attention on endangered birds. After students have watched the video clip, go over the reasons presented in the video for birds' decline. Invite your students to talk about their experiences with birds—perhaps seeing nests, watching birds affected by oil spills on television, or putting up bird feeders at home.
Also, be sure to go over the concept of habitat with students. Reinforce the idea that improving a bird's habitat (by making sure that birds have food, water, shelter and space to build nests and raise young) can help endangered birds survive.
Standards Addressed: MS.ESS3.C