1. Outdoor Observations
Take the class outside to identify where hummingbirds might be able to find nectar, insects, spiders, and tree sap. Encourage students to use a field notebook to draw and write about the places they find.
2. Food Energy Research
Challenge students to use a variety of resources to learn more about food energy by posing intriquing questions:
- How do the foods we eat become energy?
- Why is eating high-energy foods important?
- What food choices give you the energy you need each day?
- What kinds of food are high energy fuels?
- What food choices are "fizzle fuels"--foods that are a quick source of energy but that spurt of energy fizzles quickly?
3. Track Migration With Journey North
As hummingbirds spread throughout their breeding range, continue to predict when and where they will travel.