Students will read blogs and books and look at photos of eaglets in various developmental stages to learn about the changes an eagle goes through as it moves from hatch to fledge.
They will demonstrate their knowledge through flip books, booklets, timelines, and/or presentations. This lesson plan may be completed individually or in small groups. It will take one to two days of class time.
- From bobble heads to eaglets: Natal down, thermal down, and flight feathers! https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/05/01/from-bobble-heads-to-eaglets-natal-down-thermal-down-and-flight-feathers/
- Eaglet Growth and Development: Week One
- Eaglet Growth and Development: Week Two https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/04/12/eaglet-growth-and-development-week-two/
- Eaglet Growth and Development: Week Three https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/04/21/eaglet-growth-and-development-week-three-2/
- Eaglet Growth and Development: Week Four https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/04/30/eaglet-growth-and-development-week-four/
- My Little Book of Bald Eagles by Hope Irvin Marston
- Bald eagle books from your library or media center
You will need photos of eaglets at various stages of development. They are included in the downloadable Lesson Package or can be downloaded individually below the lesson plan.
Teachers are welcome to apply for a Raptor Resource Project educational chat account to observe incubation, hatching, and eaglets with other classes from around the country. The chat is moderated by Raptor Resource Project volunteers. Link: https://www.raptorresource.org/classroom/. If you don’t have a Raptor Resource Project classroom account, register here: https://www.raptorresource.org/register/. All of our birdcams can be accessed at https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/.