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Science Action Club: Bird Scouts Kit

(ships from manufacturer, est arrival 10/13/22)


A Science Action Club kit makes it easy and fun to lead hands-on STEM in afterschool and summer programs—no experience necessary. Through games, projects, and exciting investigations, youth explore nature, contribute to authentic science research, and design creative strategies to protect the planet.

With content from a world-class science museum and research institution, the kit includes easy-to-follow activity plans, a complete set of STEM supplies, and 2-hour online, self-paced, professional development training for staff. The training provides step-by-step guidance for all 12 activities in the unit, as well as important science concepts and helpful strategies for teaching STEM in an informal learning environment.

With Bird Scouts, youth explore feathers, flight, and the features that make birds unique. Using tools and technology, youth identify local species and investigate environmental changes that impact bird behavior. The checklists that youth submit to eBird—a citizen science project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology—help scientists track changes in bird distribution and abundance across the globe.

Additional Information

  • Recommended grades: 5-8
  • Number of students supported: 20+
  • Number of activities: 12+
  • Contact hours: Each activity is designed for a 60- to 90-minute club session and can be extended with the bonus resources included
  • Lesson plan sample PDF: Build a Bird
  • Lesson Plan Sample PDF: Bird Count
  • Standards alignment: NGSS Connections
  • Recommended settings: Summer camps, afterschool programs, homeschool environments

Activity Topics

  • Build a Bird
  • Birding Tools
  • Identity Birds
  • Bird Count
  • Pollution Control
  • Eggsperiment
  • Beneficial Beaks
  • Exploring Flight
  • Owl Pellet Dissection
  • Healthy Habits
  • Be a Bird Hero
  • Combine Your Counts

Learn more about this program at www.calacademy.org/sac.


What’s Included:
  • 1 Bird Count and eBird Guide
  • 50 Bird Count Stickers
  • 1 Bird Identification Cards Set
  • 1 Build a Bird Cards (beaks, body, legs, and wings) Set
  • 50 Coffee Berry Tokens
  • 4 Observe a Bird Cards Set
  • 4 Observe a Bird Gull ID
  • 3 Owl Getcha! Boards
  • 3 Owl Getcha! Cards Set
  • 3 Owl Getcha! Tokens Set
  • 3 Owl Getcha! Game Pieces Set
  • 10 Owl Pellet Dissection Keys
  • 10 Owl Pellet Bone Charts
  • 10 Owl Pellets
  • 10 Paper Birds A
  • 10 Paper Birds B
  • 10 Paper Birds Tables
  • 1 Pest Buster Table
  • 20 Science Action Club Certificates
  • 20 Science Action Club Stickers
  • 1 Sizable Struggles Cards Set
  • 5 Sort the Silhouette Cards Set
  • 10 Spot the Differences Worksheets
  • 30 Cups
  • 3 Dice
  • 20 Feathers
  • 2 Measuring Tapes
  • 5 Paper Straws
  • 500 Popsicle Sticks
  • 1 String, 100 ft
  • 2 Crayons, Packs
  • 5 Glue, Bottles
  • 2 Sidewalk Chalk, Sticks
  • 5 Tape, Rolls
  • 1 Black Oil Sunflower Seeds, 1/2 lb
  • 5 Chopsticks, Pairs
  • 1 Rice, 1/2 cup
  • 20 Rubber Bands
  • 5 Sporks
  • 5 Tweezers
  • 20 Bean Bags
  • 5 Binoculars
  • 20 Bird Scouts Buttons
  • 1 Bird Scouts Guidebook
  • 1 Clay, Tub
  • 1 Dish Soap, Bottle
  • 1 Oil, Bottle
  • 60 Paper Bags
  • 20 Science Action Club Notebooks
  • 20 Science Action Club Pencils
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.


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