YOUR ROLE--Your group will be responsible for three main tasks.
TASK #1-- Why do hummingbirds migrate?
You will be visiting the websites below to learn about hummingbirds and discover why they travel. When you find out the answers you will be making a trading card. Get a 5x8 card for your trading card. On one side write a paragraph about the hummingbirds. Included in your paragraph should be what is migration and why the hummingbird needs to do it. Then illustrate a picture of a hummingbird on the other side. Now you have a card to share with your classmates. Click on the websites below to find out the information needed to make your trading card.
TASK #2--Where do they go?
Now you will be showing the path the Ruby Throated hummingbird takes as it migrates. You will be getting a copy of a world map. On that map you will show the path they take. Be sure to show on your map where the Ruby Throated hummingbird spends the summer and the winter. Either get a copy of a map from your teacher or click on the map symbol below to print out a copy for you to use.
Below are the web site links that will help you locate the migration path of the ruby throated hummingbird.
TASK #3-- What factors help decide the success of their trip?
Now use the information that you have learned about hummingbirds to write a creative fiction story about one. Pretend you are that hummingbird. Describe your journey. Be sure to include in your story some hazards faced by the migrating hummingbirds.