In Bird Count (Peachtree), a young girl takes on the role of citizen scientist by participating in one of the annual Audubon Bird Counts. You can win this book—and you and your students can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count coming up in February.
To enter for a chance to win the book, submit a comment to this blog to let us know your favorite bird. The hyper hummingbird? The beautiful blue jay? The familiar robin, pigeon, or crow? Share by Thursday, February 13. One lucky teacher will win! Then swoop on over to check out these science-related freebies. Congratulations to our lucky winner Joanna Kohlbus!
The Great Backyard Bird Count will be held February 14–17; participants count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or for as long as they wish) on at least one day during the event and report their results. Learn more and download participation certificates at gbbc.birdcount.org.
Cubes in Space allows students ages 11–18 to design experiments to be launched into space. The catch? All experiments must fit inside a small plastic cube. Register your students by February 7 at cubesinspace.com.
We feed the birds at my house and have some massive crows that visit. I think I’d better say they’re my favorites because I don’t want them to get upset. (Did I mention that they’re very, very large?)
PS: Have you seen the Learning magazine digital issue? Take a look here.