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These Outdoor Education activities introduce students to observation skills. The second lesson in this activity draws from the Flying Wild curriculum.


  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Other




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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2008-12-08.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This resource includes excellent hands-on activities in which students describe habitats and practice observing and recording birds. Extension activities suggest reporting bird counts or investigating comparative questions. The resource includes a simple worksheet students can use to record their data. There is reference to some specific, but unexplained, background resources, including Flying WILD (http://www.flyingwild.org/), Forests of Washington (http://ee.wfpa.org/EE/WFPAEE/FOW/) and NatureMapping activities (http://depts.washington.edu/natmap/education/protocols/). Overall this resource contains excellent ideas and starters, however, a teacher would need to spend some preparation time to best develop these activities for use in the classroom.

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