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Feather Examination

Grade 1-4

TIME REQUIRED:

10 minutes

OBJECTIVES:

Examine a feather to discover the detailed structure

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  1. feathers
  2. magnifying glass
  3. scissors or blade

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Look at the feather with the magnifying glass
  2. Can you see how it holds together? (barbs)
  3. Look at the shaft, then cut a feather in 2 along the shaft. Is it solid or hollow? (hollow) Why? It needs to be strong and light.

QUESTIONS:

VARIATIONS:

SEE ALSO:

farm/activities/feather_examination.txt · Last modified: 2020-05-09 15:02 (external edit)