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Title: Anatomy of Flight in Birds
Description: Watch knowledge take flight! In this lesson, students will learn about the internal and external adaptations of birds, specifically the red-tailed hawk, pigeon, and emperor penguin through a PowerPoint presentation to learn how some birds have adapted to fly and others have not. Students will know the anatomy of both flying and grounded birds and understand how their anatomy allows for flight. Afterwards, students will be prepared to complete two exciting labs to better understand avian anatomy: the chicken dissection and testing bone strength! 
Key Words: aerospace science, birds, flying, flight, feathers, bird anatomy, chicken dissection, bone strength, adaptation 
Grade Level: 7th, 8th 
Subject: Science 
 DLC 1388 - Lesson Plan.doc
 DLC 1388 - Anatomy of Birds (NXPowerLite).pptx
 DLC 1388 - Lab Activity - Bone Strength.doc
 DLC 1388 - Lab Activity Chicken Dissection KEY.doc
 DLC 1388 - Lab Activity Chicken Dissection.doc

Teacher's Request: My aerospace science students would like to compare the internal anatomy of flightless birds (such as penguins and chickens) and birds such as pigeons and hawks. They are interested in comparing the skeletal structures and bone density and the muscular systems. They would also like to compare the organ systems in general and the feathers/skin.


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