is geared for all ages, and is a great study for the whole family's
involvement. Going through the main characteristics of birds (what makes a
bird a bird), there are hands-on activities for each topic covered.
Course & Research Outlines
Eggsperiments ® Labs ® FunSheetsTM
Konstruction Kit for personalized Lesson Plans
® Vocabulary List ®
Reading Lists ® Scripture
Descriptions of each area follows:
How to Use the Bird Adventure explains about the unit. Kym's Konstruction Kit,
the seven page personalized lesson plans, walks you through daily activities on
each specific topic, the page numbers in the recommended resources, sheets to copy for
that day, reminders to study the vocabulary words and a place to fill in the names of
other resources, notes, materials, videos and planned field trips.
The Goals and Objectives follow the Course Outline. They both tell the areas
covered in order, and what each child should learn and be able to demonstrate from using
this unit. Further research topics and people to study are also included, with Field
Trip ideas and hints on Locating Birds.
Beginning with Incubating Eggs, the course offers
assistance in Drawing Birds to help you while in the field. Next comes Making
bird feeders and houses, a study of Flight (with many hands-on applications and
explanation given for "Why can they, but we can't?!"), Songs & Calls,
Senses & Signals, Eyesight, Nests, Feathers, Feet & Beaks, Migration, Anatomy.
The final project can be completed in writing, or with the many hands-on activities
provided. The Appendix includes an Order List, Scripture References for birds in
general and many specific species, a Books & Literature list which gives
recommended reading for all ages, and the vocabulary words listed topically (by
lesson). The Writing Ideas gives many fun and challenging assignments from which to
Buying A Bird form walks the student through a checklist of reasons for the
purchase, frequency of care for the pet, and housing needs and cost comparisons.
Many FunSheetsTM (child-tested fun workpages) are included for the science
experiments, and to further the student's learning of the material. Maps are given