It's time for another installment of
Terrific Twitter Time!
Here is our last episode: What's the weather like where you live?
Mrs. Katz found an unusual bird feather on the ground and left it by our door. She knows how much we love nature. She also knows we love to discover unknowns. The detective work started immediately.
What kind of bird feather is this?
STEP 1: Shoot a picture. We included a ruler in the photo because the length of the feather would be an important piece of information.
|Photo by Mrs. Yollis|
STEP 2: Tweet out the photo to Mrs. Yollis' PLN (Personal Learning Network.) Twitter can put you in touch with people who know!
What hashtags did we use and why?
Why did we ask people to RT (retweet) our tweet?
STEP 3: Read through the tweets and follow the useful links.
We heard from Jozi in South Africa. The Audubon Society is a great resource for bird facts. Great idea!
Ms. Felton from Iowa guessed that it was a pheasant feather.
Mr. Terpsma, from California, teaches fifth grade. His student had a guess.
After learning where we are located, Ms. Harbeck from Maryland, guessed that it was a red-tailed hawk feather. That is a very common bird in our southern California area.
Ms. Wagner, from southern California, thought it was an owl.
Ms. Bates, from North Carolina, mentioned this Feather Atlas of the Fish and Wildlife Service.
We have not drawn a conclusion yet.
What kind of feather do you think this is and why?
What resources did you use to come to your conclusion?