Raptor Resource Project: Just Passing Through!

Students will learn about migratory flyways and investigate one bird species found on the Mississippi Flyway.

They can present their findings by assuming the role of the bird as they write migration entries, or label a map of the bird’s migration pattern and provide a brief description of what happens at each location. The lesson plan will take one to two hours of class time to complete, plus homework.

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The Lesson Package includes US Flyway maps and blank maps for the United States, Mexico, and South America. Teachers are welcome to apply for an educational account to observe birds with other classrooms from around the country. The chat is moderated by Raptor Resource Project volunteers. Link: https://scitechinstitute.orgwww.raptorresource.org/classroom/. If you don’t have a Raptor Resource Project classroom account, register here: https://scitechinstitute.orgwww.raptorresource.org/register/. To watch the eagles or other birds without an account, follow this link: https://scitechinstitute.orgwww.raptorresource.org/birdcams/.

Elementary, Life Science, and Middle School

Science Topics
K-6, Middle School, Educator
5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade
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