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Elementary GLOBE Unit: Mystery of the Missing Hummingbirds DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this activity, the GLOBE Kids wonder why the hummingbirds have stopped visiting their school garden. They conduct an investigation, learning more about hummingbird needs, seasonal changes at their school, and what it's like in Costa Rica where the birds spend the winter. In Activity 1, 'All Year Long', students will learn about seasonal changes in a local habitat. They will learn how to make detailed observations, record their results, make comparisons, and share information with others. In Activity 2, 'The Colors of the Seasons', students will understand how colors in nature relate to their local environment and to seasonal changes within that environment. In Activity 3, 'Honing in on Hummingbirds', students will learn about ruby-throated hummingbirds. They will also gain experience researching a topic they choose related to hummingbirds and communicating their results in several formats.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Module / Unit
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd630
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: GLOBE