Birdwatcher’s Delight: Birds and Inquiry Learning: Podcast Episode 3

A giant petrel in flight near Palmer Station, Anvers Island, Antarctica. Photo courtesy of Henry Malmgren, National Science Foundation.

Join us on a special trip up to Bathurst Island to record birdsongs, and learn about how you can use bird observations to create scientific inquiry in your classroom using eBird and BIRD Sleuth.


Listen to the Podcast
Length: 15:02
Size: 12.0 MB



What is a Podcast?

Learn more about podcasts, RSS feeds, and other terms related to multimedia in this article.

Every month, Robert Payo and Stephanie Chasteen will be trekking across the poles to find ways to help you
teach science in your elementary classroom. We tackle common misconceptions your students might have about
science using stories, teaching activities, and the latest news related to the poles.

Here are some suggested ways to use podcasts in your teaching:

  1. Listen to learn new teaching ideas and build your science content knowledge.
  2. Have older students listen, write, and discuss episodes or segments of episodes as a way of integrating science and literacy activities.
  3. Inform your school librarian to include these in your school’s audio collection.
  4. Share on your classroom web pages for families or with your friends!

This article was writtenby Stephanie Chasteen, Jennifer Fee,  and Robert Payo. For more information, see the Contributors page. Email Kimberly Lightle, Principal Investigator, with any questions about the content of this site.

Copyright February 2009 – The Ohio State University. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0733024. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. This work is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Creative Commons license.

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