A Hummingbird Compared to a Helicopter

MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • library books from the library on hummingbirds and helicopters
  • paper, pencils, erasers, and rulers
STEPS TO FOLLOW:

one Pass out the books on hummingbirds and helicopters and have the students look through the books for information on them.

two Discuss together the information that the students gather on the hummingbirds and helicopters. Also, discuss the information in the Teacher Text with the class.

three Pass out the paper and have the students make two columns. One headed 'hummingbird' and the other 'helicopter'.

four Ask the students to put down all the similarities between the hummingbird and helicopter opposite each other in the two columns, so that the similarities are on the same line of the paper. Have them include information about the speed, direction of flight, flight patterns, and pictures (if possible, if not a simple drawing).

five Have the students then share their findings with the class.

six As an extension have the class design and draw a new type of helicopter. Then have them share the pictures with the rest of the class.


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