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I just realized that the letter my students asked me to write earlier
today was sent to possibly the wrong address. I responded to the
address included with article about the Golden Eagle by Peter Nye. I
just realized that the challenge question #15 addresses the lead
As I stated in the message sent to <our feedback form> my students
asked me how an eagle can get lead poisoning. Our discussion developed
around the fact that they know paint can have lead, especially old
paint. Since were are an urban school, a couple of students have lead
in their blood from where they have lived. We discussed that the eagle
must have also been somewhere where lead has contaminated its home but
they did not know enough more about eagles to go any farther. We are in
the beginning stages of a unit I do each spring about birds, this year
I'm emphasizing the eagle since that is our school's mascot symbol.
I'm going to use the Project WILD lesson, Deadly Links, to help them
understand how this eagle could have eaten contaminated food (fish).
I'd like to have the correct facts to use to adapt this activity to
Eagles. Please give me (and my students) more information as to how
this eagle could have been poisoned by lead. Thank you.
Ms. Rhonda Rhyand
Upson Elementary School
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