Swan Bundle - Enrichment - Ecology
This bundle includes each of the following:
Swans are the largest living waterfowl, and are among the largest flying birds. Use this as an enrichment or ecology activity to teach students about these beautiful birds. This activity includes four pages with an article and 12 accompanying short-answer questions and a content-based crossword puzzle.
Mute Swans are the type of swan you are most likely to see in the Northeastern US. They are a Non-Native Invasive Species. This six page activity has an informative article with comprehension questions and a model-making activity to teach students about this interesting bird!
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Trumpeter Swans were hunted heavily for sport, meat, skin, quills, and feathers. Although the population has rebounded, one impediment to its success is the presence of a growing non-native Mute Swan population, who compete for habitat. This activity has six pages with an article and 13 comprehension questions, as well as a modeling activity.
Although Tundra Swan numbers are stable over most of their range, they are increasingly dependent on agricultural crops, due to habitat destruction. Other human impacts on this type of swan include hunting and pollution. This fun activity has five pages with an article and 10 short-answer questions, as well as a model-building activity.
*Answer Keys are included with each activity
*All modeling activities involve making a replica of the relevant species using home-made paper-mâché clay. A materials list and directions are included with each activity.