There are thousands of different species of birds around the world. Some live in hot climates, some in cold. Some eat plants and small insects, while others eat small animals. Some are awake during the day and some at night. Despite all of their differences, there is one distinct characteristic that is unique to all birds... feathers!
Kids will be excited to learn about feathers and birds and thrilled to take home a real peacock feather of their very own!
Ages 5 and up.
- Understand the importance of feathers.
- Learn the structure and parts of feathers.
- Discover the 6 types of feathers and what they're used for.
- Use critical thinking to understand why each bird's feathers are different.
- Compare and contrast the features and uses of different feathers included in this kit.
- A gorgeous 30+" Peacock Feather with full eye for each participant to insert into a feather information card for taking home.
- 9 different feathers to compare and contrast as participants learn about the purpose and structure of each unique type. These feathers are beautiful (and real)!!!
- Exclusive activity guide that provides everything instructor's need to teach about feathers - amazing feather facts, fun feather activities, and a reproducible activity page.
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.
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.