|Academic Learning Coach|
Spring has sprung and definitely time to step up your game on some interesting lessons. Annenberg Learner has a great website that follows the migration of many kinds of animals. One section, The American robin, gives students a chance to test hypotheses about why and when robins migrate into their regions. You can test the hypothesis that robins migrate when the average temperature is 36 º F. By adding your data, you can check out correlations and habitat changes just by making a simple prediction. Included is a link to a current map of average temperatures in the United States, a data sheet format, and a sample graph of how to report the average weekly temperatures. The robin is the quintessential harbinger of spring, so documenting its appearance gives hope for the end to this long winter.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.