Animals

The primary goal of this cohort is spark kids' interest in animals. Be sure to check out the live creatures that we have in the lab to use for your club as well! (Stick insects, snails, pill bugs, and more!)

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Have kids learn bird calls by playing this fun bingo game.  1965k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 10:38 AM Allison Christensen
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Students design a bird that lives and survives on State Street!  43k v. 3 Aug 2, 2012, 1:14 PM Maura Mullen
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Make a fossil cast with clay and plaster.  16k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 10:33 AM Allison Christensen
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Hunt for insects using all your senses!  27k v. 2 Feb 9, 2012, 10:56 AM Maura Mullen
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Dissecting Owl Pellets  5260k v. 2 Feb 9, 2012, 10:35 AM Maura Mullen
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Using uncooked pasta, kids construct a dinosaur skeleton!   96k v. 3 Feb 10, 2012, 8:57 AM Maura Mullen
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Investigate the preferred environment of a pill bug by creating different habitats in which the student can observe the bug in its preferred place. Work on observation, investigation and inquiry-based science.   39k v. 3 Mar 23, 2012, 2:34 PM Maura Mullen
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Learn about predator-prey dynamics while competing with your peers!  124k v. 3 Mar 15, 2012, 11:59 AM Maura Mullen
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Show how big dinosaurs really were!  16k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 10:33 AM Allison Christensen
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A compilation of inquiry-based ideas and activities surrounding stick insects!  170k v. 3 Feb 17, 2012, 1:19 PM Maura Mullen
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Messy digestion simulation and making toothpaste!  72k v. 3 May 12, 2012, 7:36 PM LAURA BERREY
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Try and obstruct the path of an ant and see what happens!  182k v. 2 Feb 17, 2012, 1:28 PM Maura Mullen
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Kids use jars with jello mix and warm water (“blood”) to simulate animals of different sizes in winter, placing the jars outside to see which freeze first.   27k v. 2 Feb 10, 2012, 9:23 AM Maura Mullen
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Using mustard powder to lure worms out of the ground.  72k v. 2 Feb 9, 2012, 10:37 AM Maura Mullen
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 Bird Beak Buffet Lesson Plans
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Learn about bird beak adaptions and how a bird's beak is specialized to eat a specific diet. The kids will pretend to be birds and use their beaks to test food items.  22k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 10:52 AM Allison Christensen
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Examples of insects/birds with adapted tongues/jaws/beaks.  3757k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 10:54 AM Allison Christensen
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Examples of adapted bird beaks.  741k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 10:54 AM Allison Christensen
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Pictures of foods and the animals that eat them. Learn about adaption to food.  1342k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 11:49 AM Allison Christensen
 Birding
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Supplemental Binocular Basics for Activity 3 (Bird Binoculars)  37k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 2:16 PM Allison Christensen
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ACTIVITY THREE - learn about the basics of binocular use and birding in the field  189k v. 3 May 12, 2012, 9:16 PM LAURA BERREY
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ACTIVITY ONE - learn the prinicples of camouflage and how birds use camouflage to survive  199k v. 4 May 12, 2012, 7:45 PM LAURA BERREY
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Supplemental bird camouflage pictures to Activity 1 (Bird Camo)  1343k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:13 PM Allison Christensen
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Supplemental spotted/plain camouflage pictures for Activity 1 (Bird Camo)  482k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:13 PM Allison Christensen
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Supplemental striped camouflage pictures for activity 1 (Bird Camo)  343k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:13 PM Allison Christensen
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Supplemental nest adaption pictures for activity 1 (Bird Camo)  677k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:13 PM Allison Christensen
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ACTIVITY TWO - learn the principle of flight and how wing shapes affect flight  239k v. 3 May 12, 2012, 7:52 PM LAURA BERREY
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Raptor (activity 2)  78k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Spade (activity 2)  74k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Trap Glider (activity 2)  90k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Kite (activity 2)  31k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Stealth (activity 2)  39k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Eagle (activity 2)  145k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Arrow Plane (activity 2)  75k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Bulldog  (activity 2)  83k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Bullet (activity 2)  70k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Canard (activity 2)  79k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Classic Dart (activity 2)  76k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Condor (activity 2)  65k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Delta (activity 2)  73k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Dragonfly (activity 2)  66k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 2:11 PM Allison Christensen
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Interceptor (activity 2)  108k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Supplemental pictures of bird wing shapes for Activity 2 (Bird Flight)  422k v. 2 Nov 6, 2012, 12:38 PM Allison Christensen
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Supplement 2 for activity 4  72k v. 6 May 15, 2012, 9:48 PM LAURA BERREY
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Supplement 1 for activity 4  2305k v. 3 May 15, 2012, 9:48 PM LAURA BERREY
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ACTIVITY FOUR - learn what makes a good habitat for birds and evaluate the quality of bird habitat  182k v. 3 May 15, 2012, 9:47 PM LAURA BERREY
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ACTIVITY FIVE - learn about population dynamics and what birds need to survive  189k v. 3 Jun 2, 2012, 9:18 AM LauraLee Berrey
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Supplement 2 for activity 5  131k v. 3 Jun 2, 2012, 9:18 AM LauraLee Berrey
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Supplement 1 for activity 5  202k v. 3 Jun 2, 2012, 9:18 AM LauraLee Berrey
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Data sheet for hallway bird count activity (see TeachingAboutBirdIdentification.doc for instructions).  65k v. 4 Jun 27, 2012, 9:35 AM arms.uwmadison@gmail.com
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Data sheet for point count activity (see TeachingAboutBirdIdentification.doc for instructions).  52k v. 3 Jun 27, 2012, 9:35 AM arms.uwmadison@gmail.com
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Background on identifying birds and ornithology field research techniques. Includes activity descriptions.  98k v. 3 Jun 27, 2012, 9:35 AM arms.uwmadison@gmail.com
 Citizen Science Opportunities
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Identify and record data for 16 common urban birds using the free kit provided.  Jun 27, 2012, 9:46 AM arms.uwmadison@gmail.com
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Find wild bird nests near your home, and observe them as they are built, hatch, and fledge.  Jun 27, 2012, 9:46 AM arms.uwmadison@gmail.com
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Record the times of phenological stages such as first leaf, first flower, and first fruit rip for trees and other plants.  Jun 27, 2012, 9:46 AM arms.uwmadison@gmail.com
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Count birds at your feeder during the winter.  Jun 27, 2012, 9:46 AM arms.uwmadison@gmail.com
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Map Wisconsin's wildlife by entering observations of mammals,birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even worms!  Jun 27, 2012, 9:46 AM arms.uwmadison@gmail.com
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