Introduces the diversity of birds, including adaptions to habitat.
Looks at numerous finds in recent years that seem to support the hypothesis that birds descended from two-legged, running dinosaurs called theropods.
A diver has a once in a life time chance to swim with penguins in the cold waters of Galapagos. But can she keep up with the ice birds' swimming pace? Watch to find out.
This bearded vulture has developed an incredibly cunning method of eating carcass bone marrow - although patience is a virtue as this bone breaking technique can take seven years to perfect!
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
Tiny spy cameras allow you to see some of the world's most magnificent birds in flight. Watch this video to learn how the fastest bird on the planet, the peregrine falcon, keeps control at mind-numbing speeds, and take a flight with the master of manoeuvrability, the Gos Hawk, as it flies through dense woodland.
Reviews the diversity of birds, including adaptions to habitat.
With this KWL Chart, reflect on your prior knowledge of a concept, come up with questions you’re curious about, and come up with answers from the reading.
Find out how birds are dinosaurs and how scientists hope to manipulate gene expression to breed dinosaurs.
Find out about research showing bird behavior may be far more sophisticated than previously believed.
Experience the 20/7 vision of a Peregrine falcon as you help it capture its prey.
These flashcards will help you better understand Life Science for middle school.