Animals communicate in a variety of different ways--people speak, wolves howl, gulls use their bodies in a physical display, and some mammals even communicate through smell. But there is no more distinctive form of communication than the beauty of a bird's song. This wonderful kit teaches participants about the many different forms of animal communications and focuses on bird songs.
Participants assemble and take home their own Audubon Bird Call! First they paint the birchwood piece, then they dip the metal instrument into powdered rosin. Using a simple screw they assemble the call which, when turned, creates a beautiful bird song sound. Wild birds are attracted to the sounds of the call and they may even sing back! Great for kids ages 5 and up.
Unit Goals and Concepts:
- Learn about the various means of communication used by all different types of animals.
- Discover how birds are able to produce their calls.
- Assemble an Audubon Bird Call that will allow you to attract and observe birds.
- All the materials you'll need to make your Audubon Bird Calls.
- Our exclusive instructor's activity guide that makes planning the project easy and delivers loads of fun ideas for activities, games and relevant projects. Also includes a reproducible worksheet for your participants.
- The only materials you supply are paint and a Phillips head screwdriver.
General: National Science Education Standard NS.K-4.3 and NS.5-8.3 Life Science.
Content Standard C: Characteristics of Organisms (K-4)
Each plant or animal has different structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.
Structure and Function in Living Systems (5-8)
Living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function. Important levels of organization for structure and function include cells, organs, tissues, organ systems, whole organisms, and ecosystems.
Regulation and Behavior (5-8)
Behavior is one kind of response an organism can make to an internal or environmental stimulus. A behavioral response requires coordination and communication at many levels, including cells, organ systems, and whole organisms.
Specific (California standards):
(1.2a) Students know different plants and animals inhabit different kinds of environments and have external features that help them thrive in different kinds of places.
(2.2d) Students know there is variation among individuals of one kind within a population.
(3.3a) Students know plants and animals have structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.