Waterfowl & Waterbirds Unit: a wildlife unit!

$12.00

Meet the birds of freshwater lakes and wetlands in this fun wildlife unit! Ducks, geese, loons, grebes, herons, and others! Your students will explore the world of waterfowl and other waterbirds with a special focus on bird adaptations!

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Meet the birds of freshwater lakes and wetlands in this fun wildlife unit! Ducks, geese, loons, grebes, herons, and others! Your students will explore the world of waterfowl and waterbirds with a special focus on bird adaptations! This unit includes everything you need for a great bird unit – activities, informational handouts, worksheets, classroom decor, art projects, flashcards, and more!

Age group:  I created this unit with universal design and mixed-age group classrooms in mind. Materials in this unit are great for elementary school, but many materials can be adapted for older and younger learners too!

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Materials Included (52-page PDF file)

PART 1: MEET THE WATERBIRDS: intro handout, activity ideas list, vocab list, and a classroom poster. Plus waterfowl and waterbirds three-part cards, info cards, and a flashcard activities guide!

PART 2: BIRD LIFE CYCLES AND ANATOMY: goose life cycle diagram & blank copy, duck and heron anatomy & blank copies

PART 3: SPECIAL ADAPTATIONS: foraging behaviors handout, feet & beaks posters, and matching worksheets. Plus a bird beaks lab activity with a guide, datasheet, graphing activity, & questions!

PART 4: JUST FOR FUN: birding field notes pages, coloring pages, duck mask, word search

Instructor materials: Directions/guides and answer keys

+ Bonus materials: online resources & suggestions for expanding upon this unit’s topic are available here.

 

Please Note:

Species & setting: This unit focuses on freshwater species; shorebirds are outside the scope of this unit. The featured birds are found across large portions of the United States, Canada, and beyond. I hope you can go out and see some of these birds in your local area!

→These materials and all artwork within are for personal and single-classroom use only. Please, do not sell, share, or alter these materials. Print these materials for personal and single-classroom use as many times as you like. Feel free to get in touch with me with questions or if you are interested in purchasing multiple licenses for your school or organization.

→ This is an instant PDF download, not a physical item. I recommend 1-sided printing on 8.5-inch by 11-inch paper.

→ Due to the nature of digital products, all purchases are final. However, please contact me with any concerns about your order.

→ Complete the activities in this unit with adult supervision. Wild Earth Lab is not responsible for the safety of participants completing the activities within this unit.

 

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