Birds

Last July we shared Nature Detectives Bingo game. Here is a modified version specific to the high altitude region of Spiti/Ladakh. You are welcome to customize it further that suits your learners' neighbourhood. This is an outdoor "Bingo" game that can be played in a neighbourhood park, lake or any open area. It is designed to get children outdoors and observing birds and their habitat.

This is an outdoor "Bingo" game that can be played in a neighbourhood park. garden or lake. It is designed to get children outdoors and observing birds and their habitat. It is part of a series of material developed by NCF's project called "Early Bird" (www.early-bird.in) which develops educational material to introduce children to birds and nature.

Imagine an elephant with the spots of a leopard and the gills of a shark.
This worksheet, where art meets science, is designed to nudge students to think about the characteristics of various animals, birds, etc., while using their creativity to come up with their own creature.

Kato, the squirrel's family lived in a garden. When people come with machines to tear down the trees, Kato and his friends have to save themselves from the Big Trouble. Find out how they do this in this charming tale written and illustrated by Herminder Ohri.

Water is a scarce resource but at an individual level we tend not to give it importance. With this story, teachers can help instill in the mind of young learners the importance of using water wisely in our daily lives.

The teacher can help students become aware of nature by introducing them to the different kinds of trees that can be found even in cities. From trees and plants, it is but a step towards getting acquainted with birds. Children will love going outdoors and this break from monotony will also be rejuvenating.

Even at the primary level, almost every child will be more or less familiar with some of the animals and birds. This knowledge can be refined and enriched by systematic teaching in the classroom. The teacher can, at the outset, provide the students with a general introduction to animals and birds.

National Film Board of Canada presents Escher, Sky and Water. A short video on patterns and tessellation inspired from M C Escher.

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