Internet Hunts
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Wetlands Study Unit
Plants & People
Problem/Project Based Learning
Water & Watershed Study Unit
Bluebirds Project

Birds of Fields, Fencerows and Meadows

Feather Facts Finder

Birds have feathers. The number of feathers a bird has depends in part on its size, as well as, where and how it lives. In most birds, a third of a its feathers are on its head. Feathers perform a number of important functions for a bird.

Do some digging to become a fine feather fanatic.

brown feather Feather vocabulary:

Flight feather (remiges)

Tail feather



Shaft (rachis)

Down feathers



brown feather Use a table to compare and contrast two birds' feathery facts.

Choose an owl and another bird that can be found in fields and meadows of your state.


Quail/ Rail / Songbird
Feather's color(s)    

“No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings” William Blake


Fields, Meadows, and Fencerows: Habitat / Mammals / Birds / Insect - Butterflies & Moths / Trees & Plants/ Conclusion

Screech Owl Activity / Bats are our Buddies / Bats at the Beach Activity / Food Web Activity / Digital Science Journal

Ecology Vocabulary Exercise | Life Cycles | EcoCommunity Status in your state | Fields, Meadows & fencerows photos

Citizen Scientist - Collect some data | Collecting data Activity doc. / pdf

Wildflowers info | Leaf it to me - tree facts activity | Milkweeds & Monarch Butterfly Mania

Plan a School Habitat Garden Project | Environmental issues Games | eFundraiser plan

Water & Watershed Studies | Plants and People | Nature | Habitat Garden

PA HS Envirothon

Internet Hunts / Puzzles and Projects / Problem based Learning / Civics & History / Computers / Home

Updated 10/2008 by Cynthia J O'Hora May be freely used in a nonprofit setting.

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The goal of this web project is to inform people through research and employing higher order thinking skills. This study unit encourages the use of free Internet information resources. Activities often develop writing, information literacy, technology and mathematics skills. The resources posted here may be freely adapted or modified to meet each student's unique skills and interests.

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