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Bird Feeder

Details

Space: 
inside
outside
Time: 
2-3 hours
Subject: 
English
Math
Science
Grades: 
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th

Lesson Overview

Teacher Overview:

Each team will create a bird feeder with a GoPro camera attached to it, to gather footage of the birds in your area. Students will create a 45-second video that includes their plan, the construction process, a change they made, and a bird eating from their  feeder.

Student Summary: 

To learn about the birds in your area, your team has been commissioned to create a bird feeder that has a GoPro camera attached to it, so it can gather footage of the birds in your area.. Capture your team’s plan and capture the actual building of the bird feeder. Place the GoPro in the bird feeder to try and get footage of a bird using your bird feeder. You can even make a perch for your bird feeder. When you are finished building the feeder, use Google Maps to pin its location. Find the longitude and latitude of where your bird feeder is located.

 

Lesson Phases

Plan

What is the most effective plan to complete this task? Why might it be important to put a perch on your birdfeeder? Video
Description: 
You will be given a list of materials to build a birdfeeder. You have been commissioned to build a birdfeeder for your school. After brainstorming ways to build a birdfeeder, research the birds in your area and come up with a plan to build your birdfeeder.

Build

Is there something preventing you from finishing the birdfeeder, if so, what? How did you decide where to put the bird-feeder? Name five native birds that live in your area.
Description: 
Now it is time to build your birdfeeder. Capture your team building the birdfeeder and the different materials you used to build it.

Redesign

How many times did you make a change from the original plan? What type of seeds did you use?
Description: 
Your team will most likely run into a few problems or challenges. Capture and explain a challenge that you faced and how you overcame it.

Final Birdfeeder

Describe what you produced. What makes your birdfeeder innovative?
Description: 
Capture your team hanging up your birdfeeder and explain why you placed it where you did.

Student Video

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