Clever Crows

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will learn about crows! Crows are a common sight in Oregon and across the country, but sometimes it’s easy to forget how special they are. Students learn about crows’ ecological importance and explore their fascinating intelligence.

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  • Clever Crows presentation

  • Binoculars – real or crafted

K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

3-LS2-1. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

MS-LS1-4. Use arguments based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.

HS-LS2-8. Evaluate the evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce.

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