Super Science Fair Projects: Bird Projects for Spring

This is the perfect time of year to do field work for your super science fair projects. The weather is warm, the sun is out and animals and plants are plentiful. One of the easiest observational projects that you can do to learn about scientific field work is to observe your local bird populations.

To do this field experiment all you need is a notebook, a pencil or pen, a camera (still or video) and a location that has birds. Locations can include your backyard, a park, a botanical garden and your schoolyard. To set up this project you will first want to decide what type of bird behavior you are interested in studying. For example, you can observe what types of food your local birds eat, you can observe what types of bird species are at your target location or you can observe when different types of birds arrive at the location to eat.

After you make your initial observations you will want to translate your findings into a great science fair idea. For example, you can design a project that explores how birds help or add to the science of common lawn problems. The objective of this project is to learn how to set up a field experiment, how to make field notes and how to translate one research project into a winning science fair projects.

Do you have an idea for other bird related science fair projects or experiments? Do you have questions about setting up a field experiment? Post your questions and answers below and let’s start a discussion.

8 Responses

  1. Michelle@Ways To Propose Marriage.com
    I think this is a very good idea. I teach third grade at a small private school, and I'm just now making the plans up for my class' science fair project. I'm going to definitely include this on the list.
  2. JR@moving pods prices
    I loved field work when I went to school. It was a chance to get out of the class room and run around a little. Unfortunately, the birds in our area aren't as plentiful as they used to be (probably a combination of colder temperatures and chemicals being used in the farm land). We still have plenty of other little critters running around though, those darn squirrels outside on my trees would be great study material for some young kids to study.
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  4. chris@Blumen zur Hochzeit
    My wife teaches also third grade at a german school near the bavarian forest. The children love the field work very much especially to observe the different types of birds. This is how they should be teached in every school.
  5. lys001@Beautiful Home
    Of course it's a very interesting project. In my mind, the member should select a bird first, then search related resources from library and internet, know some characters of the bird, at last, observe the bird carefully, note everything and write a paper about the bird.
  6. Lisa from polebirdfeeder
    This is such a great idea for summer projects for the kids. Learning about birds and having a great time while gathering information. I'm bookmarking this site. Lisa From polebirdfeeder.org
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  8. Lee@ParrotCare
    Anything that has to do with birds is OK in my book! This is a great project and a good way to get kids outside and interested in nature.