“Citizen Science” Grades 5-7
Citizen Science Students learn about field projects. Anyone can get involved in real science. Features the Aussie Backyard Bird Count. Grammar and word study. Writing a summary with instructions. Links given for extension.
Citizen Science is a 2-page lesson package. Students learn how ordinary people play a part in real science studies in the field. Discusses the Aussie Backyard Bird Count that is of special interest to young people. Introduces students to open science projects that they can join. A Word Study and Text Study follows reading task. Matching words with meanings. Guidance in writing a summary of main points.
This is suitable for any teaching and learning environment. Let the tasks drive the lesson.
Useful links: https://www.birdlife.org.au/get-involved/whats-on/bird-week
This link would be helpful and interesting as a follow-up for this work unit.