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Birds are highly adapted for flight and possess hollow bones and very large pectoral muscles.

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  • Read
    Bird Structure and Function

    Bird Structure and Function

    by CK-12 //at grade
    An overview of flight structures in birds.
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    Bird Structure and Function

    Bird Structure and Function

    by Janet Migaki //at grade
    An overview of flight structures in birds.
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  • Video
    How Bird Wings Work (Compared to Airplane Wings)

    How Bird Wings Work (Compared to Airplane Wings)

    by Charles Yu //at grade
    An explanation of how bird wings differ in structure and function from those of airplanes Courtesy of SmarterEveryDay
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  • Practice
    Bird Structure and Function Practice
    Estimated3 minsto complete
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  • Critical Thinking
    Bird Structure and Function Discussion Questions

    Bird Structure and Function Discussion Questions

    by CK-12 //at grade
    A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Bird Structure and Function.
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  • Real World Application
    Horseshoe Crabs and Red Knots

    Horseshoe Crabs and Red Knots

    by Rachel Kurkowski //at grade
    Looks at the relationship between horseshoe crab spawning and Red Knots’ annual migration. Investigates how horseshoe crabs affect Red Knot survival, reasons for declines in horseshoe crabs and seasonal patterns of behavior.
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  • Real World Application
    Horseshoe Crabs and Red Knots

    Horseshoe Crabs and Red Knots

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Looks at the relationship between horseshoe crab spawning and Red Knots’ annual migration. Investigates how horseshoe crabs affect Red Knot survival, reasons for declines in horseshoe crabs and seasonal patterns of behavior.
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  • Real World Application
    Manna From Penguins

    Manna From Penguins

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Covers plants endemic to Antarctica, their relationship to fossilized penguin guano, and the effects of climate change on them. Illustrates the importance of bottom up forces in establishing ecosystems.
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  • Real World Application
    Beep! Beep!

    Beep! Beep!

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Looks at ostriches as a vehicle to study birds, their adaptations, and evolution.
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  • Study Guide
    Birds Study Guide

    Birds Study Guide

    by CK-12 //at grade
    The structure, reproduction, reproductive behavior, development, classification, evolution, and diet of birds are covered in this study guide.
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