This unit of work focuses on birds and is inspired by research undertaken on RV Investigator by Dr. Eric Woehler: ‘Spatial and Temporal Variability in the Distribution and Abundance of Seabirds’.
Chantelle Binedell, Nedlands Primary School, Western Australia
|Nature of the inquiry problem||
Exploring and classifying birds in our environment.
|Suitable year levels and subject areas||
Year 3 Science
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044).
Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050).
Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051).
Students will make predictions about which bird species they might observe during their birdwatching experience. Students will learn how to classify local bird species based on their observable features.
|Student Learning Outcomes*||
Birdwatching experience e.g. excursion to bird observatory (optional).
Individual student presentation.
|Information and communications technology (ICT)||
Computers/laptops/tablets with internet access.
Finding Feathers (created by Chantelle Binedell) (2017). Except as otherwise noted, this work is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/