Thanksgiving Activities

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wild turkey icon Thanksgiving Math

wild turkey icon Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle

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wild turkey icon Thanksgiving on Thursday Crossword puzzle

Off site:

wild turkey icon Thanksgiving Virtual field trip

Bird Science Extras:

Studying Birds

Citizen Science Projects


BirdSleuth: Investigating Evidence - free materials from Cornell University


Turkey Facts Project

Compare and Contrast Wild Turkeys with another bird

Discover what is unique about turkeys

1. Read this Comparison and Contrast Guide @ ReadWriteThink - online activity.

2. Download/print the Compare and Contrast graphic organizer.


Super techies: If you can complete this activity using the computer to enter the info and keep the organizer's basic format, Go for it.

Make a digital document that replicates the basic format of the doc.
shown at the left. Complete the exercise, saving frequently. Be sure to enter your name and the date in a document header.

Submit the document either by printing it or emailing/drop boxing the edocument itself. (Bad stuff happens: Always keep a copy of your finished project.)

3. Select a bird you have seen in real life, in a video, on a web page or on TV.
Compare and contrast that bird with either: the wild turkey or domestically raised turkeys.

Helpful resources: All about Birds - Bird Guide from Cornell University

National Geographic - Birds

Audubon Society - Birds

4. Conclude: Which bird is better adapted for living in your community: the wild turkey or the other bird you selected? Explain.



Extend your efforts:

Conduct a class survey - How many students have seen a wild turkey? How many students have heard a wild turkey gobble? Add me to your data - I have both seen and heard wild turkeys in the woods behind my home.

Chart/graph the results using a spreadsheet or Create a Graph free online resource. (How To Choose Which Type of Graph to Use?)

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Cindy O'Hora, Posted November 2012

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