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Sharp Feet

worksheet 1 - solution

Bird talonsYou can certainly learn a lot about a bird by looking at its feet. Birds have a variety of feet that come in many shapes and sizes. The type of feet a bird has depends greatly on the food it eats and where it lives.

Objectives

Students will…

  • identify feet belonging to raptors and
    non-raptors
  • determine the uses of feet for raptors and non-raptors

Materials

Procedures

  1. Take time to make sure that your students understand:

    • the importance of the shape and size of bird feet
    • how birds use their feet for survival
    • the differences between feet belonging to raptors and non-raptors

  2. Allow students time to work through the activity sheet.

  3. Once students are done, discuss the activity and clarify any questions.

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