Children love hummingbirds! With Wings that normally beat up to 78 times per second (and can beat as fast as 200 times per second), hummingbirds have an almost magical charm. But Hummingbirds aren't just playful creatures. Hummingbirds are pollinators and therefore play a critical role in the environment.
Our Hummingbird Feeder Activity Kit provides all of the materials you need for each participant to assemble their very own feeder. First they build a gorgeous flower craft around a special tube that will hold the "nectar". Hang the feeder outdoors and watch as hummingbirds are attracted to the red and orange colors and extract the nectar with their long bills. A great craft AND a real, functional hummingbird feeder!
Ages 5 & up.
Unit Goals & Concepts:
- Introduce participants to the wonderful and amazing attributes of hummingbirds.
- Understand how and why hummingbirds are able to fly differently from all other birds and why this is important.
- Learn about hummingbirds role in pollination and the food web.
- Create a beautiful and functional craft!
- Custom die-cut 2 piece flowers.
- Chenille stem to represent Stamens with Anthers.
- Nectar tubes and instructions for how to make "nectar".
- Our Exclusive Activity Guide provides instructors with all of the information they need to teach children about Hummingbirds and detailed instructions for how to make the feeder.
General: National Science Education Standard NS.K-4.3 and NS.5-8.3 Life Science.
Content Standard C: The Characteristics of Organisms (K-4)
Each plant or animal has different structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.Organisms have basic needs. Organisms can survive only in environments in which their needs can be met.
Organisms and their Environments (K-4)
An organism’s patterns of behavior are related to the nature of that organism’s environment.
All animals depend on plants. Some animals eat plants for food. Other animals eat animals that eat plants.
Life Cycles of Organisms (K-4)
Plants and animals have life cycles that include being born, developing into adults, reproducing, and eventually dying.
Reproduction and Heredity (5-8)
The characteristics of an organism can be described in terms of a combination of traits. Some traits are inherited and others result from interactions with the environment.
Reproduction is a characteristic of all living systems; because no individual organism lives forever, reproduction is essential to the continuation of every species.
Specific (California standards):
(K.2a) Students know how to observe and describe similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of plants and animals.
(K.2c) Students know how to identify major structures of common plants and animals.
(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.
(1.2b) Students know both plants and animals need water, animals need food, and plants need light.
(1.4b) Record observations and data with pictures, numbers, or written statements.
(2.2a) Students know that organisms reproduce offspring of their own kind and that the offspring resemble their parents and one another.
(3.3a) Students know plants have structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.
(4.3c) Students know many plants depend on animals for pollination and seed dispersal, and animals depend on plants for food and shelter.