Monday, April 30, 2012
Project: Measuring Your Wingspan
One of my favorite activities during my school visit presentations is measuring the “wingspans” of the students. I ask them to spread out their arms as if they were flying and I use my wingspan measuring tape to identify what kind of bird they would be. First graders are usually peregrine falcons. Third graders are almost always red-tailed hawks. Two students together make one bald eagle and two and half students are needed to measure the wingspan of a California condor, the largest flying bird in North America.Click here to find out how you can make your own wingspan measuring tape.
Learn about birds in Birds: Nature's Magnificent Flying Machines and many of my other books about birds.