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Peregrine Falcon

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Peregrine falcon

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Use the falcon web cam and related education materials to open Missouri students' eyes to the lives of peregrine falcons, the fastest animals on earth.

Guided observation for all grades

Our fact sheets, classroom activities, and lesson plans help Missouri students in all grades monitor these peregrine activities:

  • Courtship
  • Nest building
  • Egg laying
  • Incubating
  • Hatching
  • Chick feeding
  • Fledging

Through observation, students learn first-hand about endangered species, predators, prey, adaptations, food chains, how humans have changed the environment, and urban ecosystems.

Falcon study by grade section

The activities and lesson plans for grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8 and 9–12 below were developed in partnership with the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis. Others were adapted from our Discover Nature Schools program.

 

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Falcon Study for All Grades

This collection of activities and tools helps Missouri students at all grade levels use our falcon web cam to discover and explore the world of peregrine falcons.

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Falcon Study for Grades K–2

Topics in our K-2 collection of falcon-study activities include learning about birds of prey, camouflage as a survival adaptation, habitat, life cycles.

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Falcon Study for Grades 3–5

Our elementary-school collection of falcon-study games and activities challenges Missouri students to discover and understand the relationship between predator and prey.

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Falcon Study for Grades 6–8

Our middle-school collection of falcon-study games and activities challenges Missouri students to know the facts about birds of prey.

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Falcon Study for Grades 9–12

Our high-school collection of falcon-study topics challenges Missouri students to investigate human influences on wildlife and consider ways to conserve sensitive species.

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