Teacher Notes

Falcons

Created by:
Lorah A. Perry
Diocese of Orange, Orange, CA
 

URL: http://www.can-do.com/uci/lessons99/falcon.html
URL:  http://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/SEP/CTS99/falcon.html

Purpose: To learn more about falcons
 

To see the Falcon Cam, click on the graphic

Resources Needed:
Internet capable computer
 

Your Task
You will be able to learn more about falcons by clicking on each of the 
following questions.  This will take you to various web sites where you can find the answers.  You will also find lots of other neat facts about falcons and other birds of prey.

QUESTIONS TO EXPLORE:
 
1.  What kind of bird is a falcon? 

2.  What adaptation makes a bird a bird?

3.  What do falcons eat?

4.  How fast do falcons fly?

5.  What are some different kinds of falcons?

6.   In what kind of habitat do falcons live? 

7.   How do falcons see?

8.   When are falcons active?

9.   What do peregrine falcons look like?

10.  How healthy is the population of peregrine falcons?

11.  What can falcons tell us about our environment?


 
Now that you have learned more about falcons, there are a lot more birds of prey to learn about.  You can find out about red-tailed hawks, barn owls, California condors, and golden eagles by clicking on the bird's name.
         
ACTIVITIES:

   1.  Make a trading card about your favorite bird of prey.  
        To get a template go to:

        http://www.audubon.org/bird/watch/kids/template.html

Now choose at least one of the following activities:
   2.  Download a picture of a bald eagle to color. 
        http://www.epa.gov/espp/coloring/doc22.html

   3.  To see an actual wild bird feeding, (you might even seen a 
        great horned owl or various hawks) that lives nearby.  Go to: 
        http://www.wbu.com/feedercam_home.htm 

   4.  Learn how to construct a home for owls and other birds. 
        Go to: http://www.fws.gov/r9mbmo/pamphlet/house.html#2k
 


 
 

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Last Updated August 10, 1999