Reflection: Real World Applications The Structures and Functions of Birds - Section 4: Field Trip Extension - Explore:


Field trips are not a thing of the past!  They are recognized as important learning opportunities that enhance and deepen the learning in the classroom.  Fields allow my students a window to see the relationships between their learning in science in its most authentic setting - the real world.  These experiences allow children to experience Gardner's multiple intelligences (logical-mathematical, visual-spacial, kinesthetic, etc.) as well as gain meaningful, hands-on experiences. It is said that field trips improve critical thinking skills, empathy, tolerance and provide opportunities for many of our disadvantaged students. When planning a field trip I am careful to make sure the topic is relevant to our current unit of study or specific lesson.  That way students make real world connections to the work being done in the classroom and thus allowing for a long-lasting impact. 

In this lesson, I brought the Montana Rapture Center to our school so we could further explore the structures and functions of birds.

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The Structures and Functions of Birds

Unit 4: Unit 4: Biomimicry
Lesson 12 of 17

Objective: SWBAT identify the different structures and functions of birds.

Big Idea: This is for the BIRDS!! Did you know birds do really cool things that engineers can use to create new stuff? Check out how first graders discover more about birds and Biomimicry!

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Science, animal (Classification), observations, structure, function, animal
  130 minutes
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