Classroom Lesson Plans

Lessons are a great way to incorporate raptors and Hawk Mountain into your classroom. Lesson plans are constantly being reviewed and updated, be sure to check back often as we add additional resources for use in the classroom.

Don't forget to also check our RaptorPedia and For Kids pages for more information on raptors and other links you might find useful.

Teacher working with students in the classroom using a laptop and activity handouts

Bald Eagle Activity 

The Bald Eagle Activity "The Basics of Biomagnification" includes information on the Bald Eagle and its recovery from DDT.  Your students will understand how and why the Bald Eagle became endangered, its role in the food chain and reasons for its comeback.  These activities focus on skills in Math, Science, and Geography and are appropriate for grades 4th-7th.  Download both the activity and questions to accompany your current curriculum. 

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First Flight with Raptors

Activities that introduce kindergarten students to basic biology concepts using birds of prey as the focus.

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Raptor Egg Hunt

An alternative to the traditional Easter Egg hunt that teaches children about raptor eggs and nests.

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Bald eagle flapping its wings in flight.

PowerPoint Presentations


Learning About Raptors

This PowerPoint is intended for teachers or parents who want a visual way to help children learn about raptors. It was designed for students at the elementary school level, but can be adapted for older students as well. There is also a script to accompany this presentation, and we hope that it will assist you in answering further questions about raptors and migration. Additionally, we offer the PowerPoint with Spanish subtitles.

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Download the Script

Download the PowerPoint with Spanish Subtitles


Preparing for your Field Trip

This PowerPoint show is intended for teachers or parents to prepare their students for a visit to Hawk Mountain.  It provides general visitor guidelines and an overview of what to bring and what to expect during your field-trip. 

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