Migratory Birds Math and Science Lessons
Hubbard Brook scientists have been studying birds continuously at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest since 1969, compiling one of the most detailed studies of Neotropical migratory birds in North America. This represents two significant resources for educators: first, a large body of knowledge detailing the population ecology and life histories of many migratory bird species, and second, a variety of examples of how researchers ask questions and the methods used to pursue the answers.
With increased curricular emphasis on inquiry in today’s classroom, our Migratory Birds Math and Science Lessons combine information about local migratory bird species with the methods scientists use to study them. In addition to nine science and math lessons for grades 7 through 12, also included are slide shows that explore Neotropical migratory birds and the methods used to study them as well as additional resources for teachers, students, and parents. It is our hope that this lesson set will both generate interest in ecology and support students’ development in solid inquiry skills. For more information, please contact Jackie Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This resource is available free of charge thanks to the generous support of the USDA-Forest Service and the National Science Foundation’s sLTER Program.