Your Bird Knowledge Ball provides an interesting and fun way for children to learn about the characteristics of the birds that inhabit our surroundings. The ball can be used at school in organized classroom activities and in groups (large or small), such as on the playground or at home. There are 36 facts included along with an answer sheet for instructional use.
Ways to Play at Home or on the Playground:
- Basic Play: Two or more players toss the ball to each other, answering the problem under their left thumb. Each problem is numbered and enclosed in its own space, assuring the child will know which problem to answer. Answers are provided with the ball for independent play by students.
- Playoffs: Pairs of children toss the ball back and forth for one minute, answering problems. A scorekeeper tallies which team has the most correct answers in the time limit.
Ways to Play in the Classroom:
- Beat the Clock: The entire class plays cooperatively as one team, trying to better its own time and number of correct answers in each game.
- Choose a timekeeper. You will also need a monitor – teacher or student – to keep track of correct answers.
- Divide the class into two lines of equal length, students facing each other.
- At the timekeeper’s signal, toss the Bird Knowledge Ball to the student directly across from him/her in the second line. This student reads and answers the problem under his/her left thumb. Non-readers can tell the monitor the number who can read the question allowed. The can also name the picture closest to their left thumb.
- Play continues until all students in both lines have had a turn. When the last student has answered, the time and correct number of answers are recorded.
- School Contests: Establish a Bird Knowledge Ball tournament among classrooms where this subject is studied.
- Recommended ages : K through 3rd Grade
- Size: 24″ inflatable vinyl ball (latex free for sensitivity)
- American Educational SR-1448 Vinyl Elementary Science Birds Knowledge Ball
- Answer sheet
- Repair patch in the event of a puncture