Reflection: High Quality Task Birds Help Their Young Survive (Bald Eagles) - Section 3: Soaring to New Heights (Exploration)

 

It is important to get students involved in solving academic problems.  In this case, the article we read about bald eagles was interesting, but it did not answer our specific questions about patterns of behavior that help chicks survive.  

Rather than telling students that we would watch a video clip next, I asked students how we could answer our questions.  Tune in to see how they responded!  

NGSS Science & Engineering Practice #8 calls for students to *evaluate* sources of information, like we did here.

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Birds Help Their Young Survive (Bald Eagles)

Unit 2: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Lesson 14 of 16

Objective: SWBAT determine patterns in eagles' behavior that help their offspring survive.

Big Idea: Birds protect their young in some cool ways! Were you one of the millions of viewers who tuned in to the live eagle cams in 2013? See how our national bird cares for its chicks.

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