Monthly Archives: September 2011

Building Squirrel Proof Birdfeeders

Rotation group 2 works on building their birdfeeders. They researched the kinds of bird found here in Kentucky, birdfeeder designs, and what type of foods the birds would eat. They analyzed designs based on the criteria we decided on. Each … Continue reading

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Isometric Sketching

The Rover group worked in using isometric graph paper to draw 3-D sketches of their rovers. LOTS of practice went into this activity. Some students caught on immediately (Way to go, Nicole!), while others struggled. It was hard to see … Continue reading

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Nonfiction Literature Circles

  In preparation for our plants and gardening unit, students studied the parts, functions, and processes of plants. They did this through nonfiction literature circles. Trade books were used, and students were required to answer questions based on core content … Continue reading

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Birdfeeder Websites

http://www.birdfeedersdirect.com/bird-feeders/squirrel-proof-bird-feeders.aspx http://squirrelproofer.com/ http://www.thisllwork.com/2007/07/post.html http://www.rlrouse.com/squirrel-proof-your-birdfeeder.html http://www.ehow.com/way_5171627_homemade-squirrel_proof-bird-feeders.html http://www.ehow.com/how_7643605_homemade-milk-carton-bird-feeders.html http://www.ehow.com/how_7998756_do-yourself-bird-feeders.html http://www.ehow.com/how_7976435_handmade-bird-feeders.html http://www.ehow.com/how_6791343_make-homemade-bird-feeders.html http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Make-Squirrel-Proof-Bird-Feeders&id=385156  

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Bird Webquest

This website will help you find birds that are commonly found in Kentucky. It will also tell you what the birds eat! http://www.birdzilla.com/nifty-fifty/kentucky.html Print this chart to record your findings. Birds of Kentucky and What They Eat

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