Once the child has learned about the classes of vertebrates, particularly the Birds, they might be interested in learning about the parts of the bird.
Birds are important members of many ecosystems. They help control pests, pollinate plants, and keep the environment healthy. Birds are also useful to people, providing food and fertilizer.
Before learning about their parts, have the child observe an actual bird or a model to help them have a more concrete grasp on the subject.
Materials to Support Learning the Parts of the Bird
Includes knobs for easier holding and parts involving different parts of the animal, which helps isolate the part from the whole.
This is an American goldfinch model which is about 4 inches. It has details like the nostrils which is one of the observable features of the birds. There are also other options you can choose from.
You can also provide printable materials to support this learning and help the child know the different parts of the bird.
Printable Activities to Learn the Parts of the Bird
1. Montessori Zoology 5-Part Nomenclature Cards
The Parts of a Bird Activity helps kids learn about their parts the birds use to fly, eat, and live.
This learning material have a light blue border around each card and include a set of cards with 5 parts including the definitions and a booklet with descriptions about each part of the bird. This is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 6.
Zoology Nomenclature Cards are unique to Montessori classrooms and provide an engaging alternative to textbooks and worksheets. They are a beautiful resource that encourages children to learn concepts, rather than rush through to “finish” a worksheet.
2. Control Chart and Fill-in Posters
After learning the individual parts of the bird, display the wall chart and invite the child to make her own wall chart of the parts of the bird with these printable poster sheets of 3 different charts:
- With color and label
- Without color, with label
- Without color, without label
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3. Montessori Zoology Definitions Booklets
For further work on the Birds, you can introduce another animal in the class and study the different parts with nomenclature cards as well.
- Match pictures with labels.
- Create pictures, labels, and definitions.
- Create a booklet of animal parts nomenclature.
- Create a wall chart of animal parts nomenclature.
- Repeat the same procedure for other animals in the class.
Explore Other Parts of Vertebrates
- Fishes: Parts of the Fish
- Amphibians: Parts of the Frog
- Reptiles: Parts of the Turtle
- Mammals: Parts of the Horse