Lesson Plan

Jitta Bug Egg Drop

This App Flow guides a lesson design to teach about birds habitats and prepares for a science experiment to test how to save an egg from breaking.
Adrienne D.
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My Grades Pre-K, K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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Objectives

Students will be able to distinguish the cycle of a bird.

Students will be able to understand the different habitats.

Students will be able to understand that each animal has its own home. 

Students will be able to use problem solving skills.

Student will be able to recognize different birds.

Student will be able to understand that birds are different and recognize the difference. 

Subjects
Science
Grades Pre-K
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 The Hook: Where do birds come from?

Activity: Conversing

Teacher should review NAEYC Publication

For the Birds!

Seeing, Being, and Creating the Bird World

by Michele Russo with Susan Gallagher Colurciello and Rebecca Kelly 

http://www.naeyc.org/files/tyc/file/TYC_V3N4_Russo.pdf


Host an open ended discussion about birds. Ask questions such as:

-If you were a bird what would you do?

-Why do birds fly?

-What supports birds to be able to fly?

-Why do birds use nest to put their eggs in?


Read: Baby Birds

Author: Neve Koyama

National Geographic Window on Literacy


Create Bird Art.


Dance to YouTube Video: Sound of nature - birds song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEkeLmy14PA


Learn and Sing: Little Bird, Little Bird

Sung To: "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"

Little bird, little bird,
Fly around,
Up to the sky,
Down to the ground.
Little bird, little bird,
Flap your wings.
Open your beak
And sweetly sing.
Little bird, little bird,
Fly to your nest.
Now it is time
To take a rest.

Student Instructions

Draw a reflection of Baby Birds by Neve Koyama


Use the art materials to create a bird or bird art.

Materials includes: 

-Feathers

-Pencils

-Crayons

-Glue

-Art Jewels

2 Direct Instruction: Birds and Their Nest

CK-12
Free

Using CK-12

http://www.ck12.org/life-science/Birds-in-Life-Science/lesson/Birds/

Review what a bird is and where they live. Discuss the different nest that they make. Show the pictures and read the material. 

Review Vocabulary.

Note the Following:

Birds are endothermic (warm-blooded), have beaks, and lay eggs.
Adaptations for flight include a lightweight skeleton and flexible neck bones.


Watch YouTube Video: Robin building a nest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqgPmnW8yCU

Watch YouTube Video: Hummingbird Building a Nest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aupSOndl7W0

Chart materials birds use to make a nest. 


Explain about Egg Drop.

Watch YouTube Video: Egg Drop Experiment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xj8jRFYoS8

Student Instructions

Bring in an egg for Jitta Bug Egg Drop.


Homework: Draw a picture of how they will save the egg.

3 Guided Practice: Cycle of a Bird

Using National Geographic Kids:

http://kids-myshot.nationalgeographic.com/categories/37

Show the students real pictures of birds and the different types of birds. 

Discuss the different colors and patterns. 


Paint a bird! Using paint and a white paper allow the students to paint any bird they want.


Watch YouTube Video: Life Cycles: A Bird Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyZjCw5Rl2Y

Discuss the cycle of a bird and how they are born. Talk about how fragile an egg is and how careful a mommy and daddy bird must be not to break their egg. 


Complete Chicken Cycle Puzzle

Student Instructions

Homework: Cut and paste the cycle of the bird.

4 Independent Practice: Animal Habitats

Activity: Creating

Supply materials for children to create a creation that will save the egg when dropped from the roof of the school.

Materials include:

-Cotton Balls

-Plastic Containers

-Tape

-Rags

-Baskets

-Plastic Bags

-String


Discuss the habitats of the following:

-Polar Bear

-Shark

-Rabbit

-Snake

-Elephant

-Owl


Have each VPK student pick one name unknowingly out of a hat. This is the name the child must create a Shoe Box Habitat for.

http://www.ehow.com/info_8352095_ideas-shoebox-animal-habitat-project.html


Go outside to Bird Watch. Take pictures of any birds seen or ask the children to draw a dictation of the bird they saw. 

Student Instructions

Project: Create a Shoe Box Animal Habitat for their assigned animal. 

http://www.ehow.com/info_8352095_ideas-shoebox-animal-habitat-project.html


Homework: What are some other places plant and animals live?

5 Wrap-Up: Egg Drop

Activity: Investigating

Complete Jitta Bug Egg Drop and Chart results.


Click the link to view Jitta Bug Egg Drop Photos:

http://www.jittabug.org/apps/photos/album?albumid=15787264


Read: Hungry Duck

By: Ava Duren

Illustrated By: Dave Clegg

Student Instructions

Draw a reflection of what you learned.


 Sing: Little Bird, Little Bird

Sung To: "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"

Little bird, little bird,
Fly around,
Up to the sky,
Down to the ground.
Little bird, little bird,
Flap your wings.
Open your beak
And sweetly sing.
Little bird, little bird,
Fly to your nest.
Now it is time
To take a rest.

6 Extra Material

Watch: Blue Jay's Party

Count and review numbers using birds to count.


Listen to: How Penguins Live

By: Monika

http://littlebirdtales.com/tales/view/story_id/463383


Listen to: Encyclopedia of Birds

Words and Art Direction By: Nick Hollister

Illustration By: Becky Senf

http://littlebirdtales.com/tales/view/story_id/1531


Create a Little Bird Tale as a class or ask the parents to help with it.