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Mrs. Allard’s Weather Station

Flappers

Different birds flap their wings at different rates….here is a chart. Try it! We will use a time to count of 10 seconds. See if you can flap your wings like these birds. What is the fastest you can flap?

Bird Wingbeat ever 10 Seconds
Crow 20
Robin 23
Pigeon 30
Starling 45
Chickadee 270
Hummingbird 700

 

Bones inside a human arm compared to a bird’s wing.

Here are some videos of birds flying…we will just watch a few minutes of each…not the whole thing.

The first video is showing a group of people flying with some Canadian geese.

Here is a video of a TRAINED eagle (doesn’t live in the wild) that they release from the tallest building and could find its trainer!

(short version….there is a longer, 5 minute version here)

What did you notice about the eagle’s flight?

In the hummingbird video, there are a few special effects that aren’t real in the beginning. Watch for the hummingbird’s tongue in a few places. You will see different types of hummingbirds. Pay special attention to the slow motion part of moving their wings!

The Wandering Albatross is the bird with the largest wingspan. Imagine a bird that can stretch is wings about the same width as our carpet!

The Andean Condor is considered the largest flying bird – heaviest, largest body that can still get itself in the air.

 

We will also make a “flip” book of a bird flying.

  1. Each picture is the same bird, just with its wings in a different position. Color each of the pictures with the same parts the same color.
  2. Cut out each box on the lines.
  3. Glue each box/bird picture on a card in the corner.
  4. The teacher will staple them together.

(For Kinder….just do the coloring the first day.)

See the LIVE BIRD CAM page!