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Introduces the characteristics of birds, including adaptations for flight.

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  • Video
    Bird Evolution and Adaptations

    Bird Evolution and Adaptations

    by Charles Yu //at grade

    Beginning with Archaeopteryx, this video looks at the emergence and adaptations of birds. Feathers from modified reptilian scales and hollow bones allowed flight, and this footage also looks at feather pigments. Other bird characteristics are also observed, including eggs, nests, offspring precocity, and migration. Courtesy of Discovery Channel

  • Real World Application
    Making A Dinosaur

    Making A Dinosaur

    by Michele Beneducci //at grade

    Find out how birds are dinosaurs and how scientists hope to manipulate gene expression to breed dinosaurs.

  • Flashcards
    Birds

    Birds

    by Kyle Bardman //at grade

    These flashcards will help you better understand Life Science for middle school.

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