Book of Birds, Second Edition
Have you ever wondered if birds get tired of flying or short of breath, or why they sing? Do you know how fast a Peregrine Falcon can fly or how the Arctic Tern knows when it’s time to migrate? Why are flamingos pink? The Book of Birds is a thorough introduction to the fascinating world of our avian friends, covering everything from anatomy and the physics of flight to social habits and habitats. You’ll meet thirty-one of the most common birds in North America, as well as the birds in our Bird Hall of Fame, including the smelliest and smallest birds in the world.
The Book of Birds includes an introduction and 18 chapters on topics such as feathers, habitat, migration, eggs, and more. This reader also includes a list of common birds of North America, a Bird Hall of Fame, and a helpful appendix.
This resource provides a very comprehensive study based on a detailed textual book. The Book of Birds Text provides systematic coverage of all bird characteristics (i.e. feathers, beaks, colors, feet/bone structure) along with their similarities and differences. It includes biographical sketches of notable ornithologists. There are beautiful full-color photographs throughout the book, plus a gloriously illustrated section devoted to the birds of North America. A bird watching instructional segment completes the book.
The lessons and exercises found in the Student Workbook correspond to the eighteen chapters in the main text. Lessons cover facts to know, comprehension questions, and bird facts. There is a review lesson after every four lessons plus a final review at the end of the book. Reproducible Bird Observation Forms are included to encourage a full bird watching component. There are quizzes after each lesson and unit tests after each four lessons (corresponding to workbook reviews).
Bird identification and birdsong identification is worked on throughout the course. Birds Flashcards provide the study material and bird songs are available at a link on the publisher’s website. Bird and birdsong identification is part of every quiz culminating with 31 identifications on the final test.
The Teacher Guide provides a brief instructional overview of the course, copies of student pages with answers filled in, and reproducible quizzes and tests along with their answers.
User-friendly, well-organized and academically sound, these science guides from Memoria Press are sure to please the science-loving child in your home. Courses consist of a teacher guide, a student guide and in some cases, a separate text. Optional resources are suggested for some courses.
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.