Habitat and migration routes of a threatened bird species

The Lesser Spotted Eagle – Up, Up and Away!

In the teaching unit “The Lesser Spotted Eagle – Up, Up and Away!”, the pupils use Google Earth in order to graphically depict the migration route of the lesser spotted eagle and to identify the biomes it crosses while migrating.

The teaching unit includes an introduction to the species-specific living conditions of the lesser spotted eagle and, thus, gives a first idea of the topic of species protection. What is more, the pupils get to know the habitats of the lesser spotted eagle in the change of seasons. In doing so, they gain important knowledge with the help of remote sensing data.

The data are to be illustrated linguistically, mathematically (NDVI) and graphically. The pupils use symbols in Google Earth as a means of depiction, document the migration route of the lesser spotted eagle with paths and create a digital map.

Form
56
Time required
2 - 3 hours
Level
1: einführend
Recommended Prior Knowledge

Seasons, birds

Authors

Caroline Kraas

Karsten Strätz

Topics

the seasons
vegetation index

Goals

name specific characteristics of the lesser spotted eagle.

describe and chart the migration route of the lesser spotted eagle.

deduce biomes from seasonal changes of the global vegetation cover and chart them.

characterise the habitats concerning the migration routes of the lesser spotted eagle.

apply the basic functions of Google Earth.