Bird Seed Math

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Speaker
Field Trip/Tour
Abstract: 

Owners of Becker Pet & Garden in Detroit Lakes offer an in classroom presentation on backyard bird feeding, a few of the species that prefer sunflower and thistle seeds, how to weigh seeds, and make a bird seed mix. This hands-on activity has the students weighing and measuring seeds. Recycled milk jugs are used for holding the mixed seed. Students label the jugs and they are sold in the store. This activity is geared for 3rd grade and takes about one hour.
When students visit Becker Pet & Garden "Candy Store" it also provides opportunities for teaching math skills including counting coins, how to pay, etc.

Contact Lon or Sallie Eikren at Becker Pet & Garden at 218-847-8265.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Products
Niche
Function
Innovation & Invention

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 3-5:
B-1 In social and natural systems that consist of many parts, the parts usually influence one another.
B- 2 Social and natural systems may not function as well if parts are missing, damaged, mismatched, or misconnected.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Grade 3 - IV. Life Science, B. Diversity of Organisms. The Students will recognize that plants and animals have different structures that serve various functions.

MINNESOTA MATH STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
3.1.2.4 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving multiplication and division, including both "how many in each group" and "how many groups" division problems.
3.3.3.3 Make change up to one dollar in several different ways, including with as few coins as possible.

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NI3

Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Becker Pet & Garden Lon & Sallie Eikren
Topic Areas: 
Birds
Economics
Mathematics
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-6
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Contact Lon or Sallie Eikren at Becker Pet & Garden at 218-847-8265.