Investigating Phenomena: How and Why Do Birds Coordinate Flight?
Phenomena-driven science! Phenomena are observable, naturally occurring events that are everywhere and spark student questions and investigations. Ask students to observe the DCI-linked phenomena in the video and complete the attached student sheet prior to remote learning discussions.
Observations: Carefully watch the starlings in flight video. Gather all the evidence you can from the video, and write down everything you observe.
Generate Questions: How can the entire flock of starlings move together? What are the benefits and drawbacks of flying in a large flock? How are the birds communicating?
Research (include sources):
Final Explanation: Use a written explanation, graphic, or flow chart to present your final explanation for the starlings’ flight.