Birds

Printed Unit + PDF Download

$30.99
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Includes:

Physical unit 

  • 110 high-quality, full-color pages
  • Printed single-sided on 80-lb coated paper
  • Science units are not spiral-bound because so many pages need to be cut, removed, or copied

Complete PDF download

  • Digital copy of full unit for optional printing of consumable pages or copies for multiple children in the same household

Please note: free PDF only available with physical purchase. If you choose to return an unwanted unit or cancel an order, you will be charged the full amount for the PDF file; only the physical portion is refundable.

Print-at-Home PDF

$24.00
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You will receive a link to download the complete 109-page PDF science unit for self-printing. All PDF materials are for use within your family or school group and cannot be shared or distributed to others.

Friendly Reminder: Downloads are always final sales and cannot be refunded if you later choose to purchase the printed unit.

Additional Options:

Birds Read-Aloud Book Pack

$20.98
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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.

Learn about the habitats and behaviors of 20 different songbirds, each of them so different and yet so beautiful in The Good and the Beautiful Songbirds Study by Molly Sanchez. (45 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″, hardcover with fabric bookmark)

Join the mission as we learn about the delightful whooping crane and the innovative, groundbreaking, and comical lengths rescuers went to to ensure these amazing specimens of God’s handiwork would be around for future generations to enjoy in Mission Migration by Ileana Board. (18 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″)

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

Birdwatching Notebook

$7.99
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Help your children explore the feathered creatures that surround them with the Birdwatching Notebook and its one-of-a-kind games, activities, and guides. This fun 44-page resource can be downloaded as a free PDF version below or purchased in physical format above. This stunning notebook may be used along with the Birds unit or independently. Add a copy for each of your children to help foster wonder and gain knowledge about the amazing birds that fill the skies.

Table of Contents

  • Birdlife List
  • Birdwatching Bingo Cards
  • Ethical Birdwatching
  • Signs of a Bird
  • Feather Identification
  • Bird Tracks
  • How to Make Your Home Bird Friendly
  • How to Use Binoculars
  • Beak Talk
  • Peek at a Beak
  • Feet Beat
  • Peek at the Feet
  • State Bird Study
  • National Bird Study
  • Bird of Prey Study
  • Bird of Interest Study
  • Bird Identification
  • Notebook Pages

Pages do not need to be completed in order, but we recommend you look through the entire notebook before you start using it to get an idea of things to look for.

A free PDF copy of the Birdwatching Notebook is available to download below. This purchase is for a physical, spiral-bound copy of the Birdwatching Notebook.

41 pages, 8.5″X11″, spiral bound

SNATCH! A Birds of Prey Game

$13.99
Details

This game includes 64 amazing cards designed to help children recognize, identify, and learn about the unique characteristics of these intriguing birds of prey, also known as raptors. In this game we cover eight types of birds of
prey, sharing not only beautiful images of each bird, but also interesting facts about the bird’s habits and habitat. Each type of bird of prey has a color group to help younger children identify which birds fall into each type of raptor. Symbols for each category are also included for players with color vision deficiency.

This game is suggested to accompany our Birds Science unit.

*An Original Game from The Good and the Beautiful*

The Good and the Beautiful Nature Reader—Birds by Various Authors

$12.99
Details
Level 5

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.

Written by Elizabeth Schwartz, Charles Schwartz, and Paul McCutheon Sears, 129 pages,  5.5″X8.5″, hardcover with fabric bookmark

The Story of John J Audubon Birds Grades 7-8 Extension

$7.99
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Level 8

“He stared into the fire, wondering why on earth he had such a poor memory for places and faces, for almost everything except birds.” A French orphan named Fougère is fortunate enough to be welcomed into a loving home with a doting mother, sweet sister, and proud father during the French Revolution. Throughout his childhood he is drawn again and again to the study of birds. While confounding his father, who has other plans for him, his obsession with accurately drawing every bird he sees leads him on many adventures throughout his life. Eventually, Fougère changes his name to John J. Audubon, after whom an entire society devoted to the study of birds is named—The Audubon Society of America, which still exists today. Follow along as Audubon, supported by his steadfast wife and children, transforms the world of ornithology in The Story of John J. Audubon.

by Joan Howard,  133 pages, full-color, 5.5″X8.5″

This book is suggested to accompany our Birds Science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8.

Details:

The interactive activities and one-of-a-kind lessons included in our brand-new Birds science unit make it perfect for springtime learning! Finish your school year immersed in nature as you study the fascinating characteristics, amazing anatomy, and beautiful habitats of birds around the world! 

This 150-page family-style unit includes vibrant images, engaging videos to enhance learning, full-page Grades 7–8 Lesson Extensions, and unique activities. Don’t miss the read-aloud book pack, correlated learning resources, and 7–8 extension book found below to expand learning and take your children on adventures near and far!

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 – Migration
Lesson 11 – Penguins
Lesson 12 – Parrots
Lesson 13 – Unique Beaks
Lesson 14 – Birds in History

Correlated Learning

Optional books and activities that correlate well with the Birds unit.
View Correlated Learning

The Good and the Beautiful Nature Reader—Birds by Various Authors

$12.99
Details
Level 5

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.

Written by Elizabeth Schwartz, Charles Schwartz, and Paul McCutheon Sears, 129 pages,  5.5″X8.5″, hardcover with fabric bookmark

Birdwatching Notebook

$7.99
Details

Help your children explore the feathered creatures that surround them with the Birdwatching Notebook and its one-of-a-kind games, activities, and guides. This fun 44-page resource can be downloaded as a free PDF version below or purchased in physical format above. This stunning notebook may be used along with the Birds unit or independently. Add a copy for each of your children to help foster wonder and gain knowledge about the amazing birds that fill the skies.

Table of Contents

  • Birdlife List
  • Birdwatching Bingo Cards
  • Ethical Birdwatching
  • Signs of a Bird
  • Feather Identification
  • Bird Tracks
  • How to Make Your Home Bird Friendly
  • How to Use Binoculars
  • Beak Talk
  • Peek at a Beak
  • Feet Beat
  • Peek at the Feet
  • State Bird Study
  • National Bird Study
  • Bird of Prey Study
  • Bird of Interest Study
  • Bird Identification
  • Notebook Pages

Pages do not need to be completed in order, but we recommend you look through the entire notebook before you start using it to get an idea of things to look for.

A free PDF copy of the Birdwatching Notebook is available to download below. This purchase is for a physical, spiral-bound copy of the Birdwatching Notebook.

41 pages, 8.5″X11″, spiral bound

Birds Read-Aloud Book Pack

$20.98
Details

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.

Learn about the habitats and behaviors of 20 different songbirds, each of them so different and yet so beautiful in The Good and the Beautiful Songbirds Study by Molly Sanchez. (45 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″, hardcover with fabric bookmark)

Join the mission as we learn about the delightful whooping crane and the innovative, groundbreaking, and comical lengths rescuers went to to ensure these amazing specimens of God’s handiwork would be around for future generations to enjoy in Mission Migration by Ileana Board. (18 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″)

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

The Story of John J Audubon Birds Grades 7-8 Extension

$7.99
Details
Level 8

“He stared into the fire, wondering why on earth he had such a poor memory for places and faces, for almost everything except birds.” A French orphan named Fougère is fortunate enough to be welcomed into a loving home with a doting mother, sweet sister, and proud father during the French Revolution. Throughout his childhood he is drawn again and again to the study of birds. While confounding his father, who has other plans for him, his obsession with accurately drawing every bird he sees leads him on many adventures throughout his life. Eventually, Fougère changes his name to John J. Audubon, after whom an entire society devoted to the study of birds is named—The Audubon Society of America, which still exists today. Follow along as Audubon, supported by his steadfast wife and children, transforms the world of ornithology in The Story of John J. Audubon.

by Joan Howard,  133 pages, full-color, 5.5″X8.5″

This book is suggested to accompany our Birds Science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8.

SNATCH! A Birds of Prey Game

$13.99
Details

This game includes 64 amazing cards designed to help children recognize, identify, and learn about the unique characteristics of these intriguing birds of prey, also known as raptors. In this game we cover eight types of birds of
prey, sharing not only beautiful images of each bird, but also interesting facts about the bird’s habits and habitat. Each type of bird of prey has a color group to help younger children identify which birds fall into each type of raptor. Symbols for each category are also included for players with color vision deficiency.

This game is suggested to accompany our Birds Science unit.

*An Original Game from The Good and the Beautiful*

Mission Migration by Ileana Board

$8.99
Details
Picture Book for All Ages

Today, the distinctive call of the whooping crane can be heard across many marshes in the United States, but this was not always the case. These majestic birds were a hair’s breadth from extinction until a dedicated group of conservationists, scientists, and daredevil pilots decided to give them a fighting chance at survival. Join the mission as we learn about these delightful cranes and the innovative, groundbreaking, and comical lengths rescuers went to to ensure these amazing specimens of God’s handiwork would be around for future generations to enjoy.

18 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Birds Science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

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Baldy the American Eagle by Mary Adrian

$6.99
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Level 4

Beautifully written in a relatable story form, Baldy the American Eagle takes readers along for a ride spanning part of the life of an adventurous American eagle. Faced with challenges from nature as well as human influence, Baldy and his mate strive to find food, raise their young, and survive in their ever-changing environment.

The Good and the Beautiful Songbirds Study Book by Molly Sanchez

$11.99
Details
Picture Book for All Ages

Whether it’s a whistle, a chirp, a trill, or a “wichety-wichety,” songbirds around the world sure know how to make a joyful noise! With this field guide as your companion, you will learn about the habitats and behaviors of 20 different songbirds, each of them so different and yet so beautiful. The more you discover about these fascinating creatures, the more you will want to grab a pair of binoculars and meet the songbirds in your own backyard!

45 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″ hardcover with fabric bookmark

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Birds science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Correlated Learning—Purchase Above

Birds Read-Aloud Book Pack

Details:

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.

Includes:

  • The Good and the Beautiful Songbirds Study Book by Molly Sanchez
  • Mission Migration by Ileana Board

Birdwatching Notebook

Details:

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 compliment to the Birds science unit or can be used independently to explore nature. Purchase physical copy above or download free PDF below.

SNATCH! A Birds of Prey Game

Details:

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 Authors

Details:

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.

The Story of John J Audubon Birds Grades 7-8 Extension

Details:

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. AudubonPurchase above.

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