Immerse your family in nature as you study the fascinating characteristics, amazing anatomy, and beautiful habitats of birds around the world! Explore this fun scientific subject through engaging videos, beautiful images, and hands-on activities. Easy-to-teach lessons will plunge you and your children into learning about different types of birds, their habitats, and much more.
Each family will need one copy of the Course Book and one Student Journal per child. Don’t miss the read-aloud book pack and 7–8 extension book available below to expand learning and immerse your children in the beauty and wonder of Birds!
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Birds
Lesson 2 – Birdwatching
Lesson 3 – Parts of a Bird
Lesson 4 – Flight
Lesson 5 – Bird Life Cycles
Lesson 6 – Poultry
Lesson 7 – Birds Big and Small
Lesson 8 – Birds of Prey
Lesson 9 – Marine Birds
Lesson 10 – Bird Migration
Lesson 11 – Penguins
Lesson 12 – Parrots
Lesson 13 – Unique Beaks
Lesson 14 – Birds in History
Optional Suggested Reading
How the Unit Works
Required Course Items
Course Book One Per FamilyDetails:
- 160 pages
- 14 lessons
- Wire bound; 8.5″x11″
Student Journal Grades 3-6 One Per StudentDetails:
Each student grades 3–6 needs his or her own copy of the 36-page Birds Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.
Student Journal Grades 7–8 One Per StudentDetails:
Each student grades 7–8 needs his or her own copy of the 64-page Birds Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8 journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.
Optional Suggested Reading
Birds Read-Aloud Book PackDetails:
Two full-color, interactive books included in the optional Birds Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning for all ages and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Birds study. Purchase above.
- The Good and the Beautiful Songbirds Study Book by Molly Sanchez
- Mission Migration by Ileana Board
The Story of John J Audubon Birds Grades 7-8 ExtensionDetails:
This book is discontinued and will not be restocked.
We recommend this book as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8. Follow along as Audubon, supported by his steadfast wife and children, transforms the world of ornithology in The Story of John J. Audubon.
Correlated Learning—Purchase Above
Activities and guides included in the Birdwatching Notebook immerse children in the study of the birds around them. This full-color 44-page notebook is the perfect complement to the Birds science unit or can be used independently to explore nature.
SNATCH! A Birds of Prey GameDetails:
Children and parents will have fun playing SNATCH! A Birds of Prey game while learning fascinating facts about birds of prey. Look out for the SNATCH! cards—these swiftly flying birds will swoop down and snatch your cards right out of your hands! Purchase above.
The Good and the Beautiful Nature Reader—Birds by Various AuthorsDetails:
Have you ever watched as a flock of birds flew overhead and wondered to yourself what it would be like to be one of them? In this book, you’ll learn about three species of birds from their perspective—a birds-eye view of what their lives are like. Beautifully illustrated and cleverly told, the stories inside Nature Reader: Birds are sure to captivate readers young and old. Purchase above.
Drawing 100 Fun & Easy Birds For All AgesDetails:
Aspiring artists, young and old, learn through simple steps to draw fun and easy birds.
In Drawing 100 Fun & Easy Birds, draw a high-stepping flamingo, a whimsically patterned owl, a graceful swan, and more!
- 57 pages
- Full color
- 8.5″ X 11″
- Perfect bound