We love educational movies that are also fun. As a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, we were recently able to receive a movie from BrainFood Learning called The Fascinating World of Birds. This movie is appropriate for all ages and sells on their website for $14.99.
They have also created a lesson plan to accompany these movies. You can look at it and download it for free here. It includes bord terms, flashcards with pictures, quizzes, activities, and recommended field trips or learning ideas to extend learning.
I leared some interesting things as I watched this movie… Did you know an ostrich has 2 lbs of rocks in its gizzard to help it digest its food? They also do not bury their head inthe sand, but have underground nests that they care for. Did you know that Robins don’t really hear worms, as is commonly thought, but tilt their heads to look for them? Owls do not build their own nests, but use abandoned ones. Eagles make the largest nests of all birds and use it for several years. A woodpecker has extra protection around its brain to prevent injury from all of the constant pecking it does. A Macaw can crack open the shell of a coconut with its beak!