Nest Cam: From Eggs to Fledglings
the Magical Transformation!
(right) and Technical Advisor Tyler
a teacher at Upland
Hills School in Oxford, Michigan, found a rare and exciting "teachable
moment" when a pair of robins nested on a ladder in a geodesic dome
greenhouse students were constructing. Students at the school made a wonderful
compromise so they could continue to build the dome without disturbing the
robins. Meanwhile, one student studying the babies produced a video showing
the baby robins at every stage from egg to fledging.
To learn how Karin
Nanos set up a videocam to study the nesting robins up close and personal,
these four fascinating segments of video footage of the mother robin incubating
her eggs! Each Robin Nest Cam lesson has several video clips, interesting
questions, and a discussion of the previous lesson's questions.
Science Eductaion Standards
have basic needs. They can survive only in environments in which their
needs can be met.
- Each plant
or animal has different structures that serve different functions in
growth, survival, reproduction.
- The behavior
of individual organisms is influenced by internal cues (such as hunger)
and by external cues (such as a change in the environment).
and animals have life cycles that include being born, developing into
adults, reproducing, and eventually dying.
and animals closely resemble their parents.