Hawks Aloft Inc.
PO Box 10028
Albuquerque, NM 87184
Phone: 505 828-9455
Fax: 505 828-9769
E-Mail: gail@hawksaloft.org

Logo: Hawks Aloft Inc.

For Educators

Hawks Aloft offers programs geared towards all grade levels from Pre-K through 12th grade. Programs incorporate 2 live raptors in addition to educational books, games, and activities tailored to the students. The teacher resources below are meant to prepare both educators and students for an upcoming Hawks Aloft program, while the lessons below can be done independently or in conjunction with a Hawks Aloft program.

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Teacher Resources

Prepare students for upcoming Hawks Aloft programs with these packets. Every packet contains information and activities.

Download Pre-K – 1st Grade Pre-Packet (PDF)

Download 2nd-3rd Grade Pre-Packet (PDF)

Download 4th Grade Pre-Packet (PDF)

Download 5th Grade Pre-Packet (PDF)

Download 5th-7th Grade Pre-Packet (PDF)

Download 8th – 12th Grade Pre-Packet (PDF)

 


Lessons

The following lessons are free for download. Each lesson is bird-related and can be accompanied by a visit from one of our educators either before or after the lesson.


Aztec the Great-horned Owl & her foster chick

Egg Lab

Download the Egg Lab (PDF)

Learning Objective: To understand the parts of an egg and how the egg’s design helps the baby birds safely develop inside.

Grade Levels: 3 – 6

Time Required: 45-60 min

Subject(s): Science

Materials:

  • chicken eggs (one per student or pair)
  • warm water
  • beaker
  • rain poncho or lab apron
  • newspaper
  • paper bowls (one per student or pair)
  • tongue depressors (one per student or pair)
  • gloves (optional)

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Mapping Migration

Swainson’s Hawks have one of the longest migration routes of all raptors.

Download the Mapping Migration Activity (PDF)

Learning Objective: To learn the locations of important stopping grounds for some migratory bird species.

Grade Levels: 3 – 6

Time Required: 45-60 min

Subject(s): Geography/ Science

Materials:

  • Atlases (or computer with internet)
  • Colored pens/pencils
  • String (optional)

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Wingspan Matters

Peregrine Falcons are the fastest animals on the plant: over 3 times faster than a cheetah!

Peregrine Falcons are the fastest animals on the plant: over 3 times faster than a cheetah!

Download the Wingspan Matters Activity (PDF)

Learning Objective: To apply mathematical techniques to the natural world & understand that a bird’s wingspan determines where it can live.

Grade Levels: 4 – 8

Time Required: 30 – 45 min

Subject(s): Science, Math

Materials:

  • Measuring tape
  • Ruler
  • Calculator

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