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Tualatin Valley Academy
Hillsboro, Oregon

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Published Student Scientific Reports

Are You More Likely to See a Spotted Towhee if the Cloud Cover is Above 50%? by ZoŽ
BirdSleuth Investigator Volume 1, Winter 2012

Do Birds Prefer Warm or Cold Weather? by Sarah
Classroom Birdscope
Volume 8, Spring 2004 

Do Birds Prefer Warm or Cold Weather? by Emily
Classroom Birdscope
Volume 12, Fall 2008

Do Dark-eyed Juncos Like Rain? by Soo Bin
Classroom Birdscope Volume 10, Spring 2006
BirdSleuth Reports Volume 1, Spring 2007
(Includes helpful notes from the editor about writing science reports)

Do Dark-eyed Juncos Show Up More in the Morning or in the Afternoon? by Casey
Classroom Birdscope
Volume 9, Spring 2005 

Do Dark-eyed Juncos Visit in the Morning or Afternoon? by Edma 
Classroom Birdscope Volume 7, Spring 2003

Does Precipitation Affect How Many Dark-Eyed Juncos We See? by Jonathan
Classroom BirdScope Volume 15, Fall 2011

Does Time of Morning Affect the Bushtit Population? by Erich
Classroom Birdscope
Volume 8, Spring 2004 

Does Temperature Affect Black-capped Chickadee Visits to Feeders? by Michael
Classroom Birdscope Volume 10, Spring 2006

Have Dark-eyed Junco Visits Decreased and House Sparrow Visits Increased at Feeders?  by Kristina
Classroom Birdscope
Volume 6, Spring 2002 

How Does the Temperature Affect the Number of Song Sparrows We See? 
by Fiona
BirdSleuth Investigator Volume 3, Fall 2014

Is House Sparrow Activity Influenced by Temperature? by Leslie
BirdSleuth Reports Volume 2, Fall 2008 (low res)
BirdSleuth Reports Volume 2, Fall 2008 (high res)

Song Sparrows and Their Calls by Alexa
BirdSleuth Investigator Volume 5, Fall 2016

The Effect of Barometric Pressure on Birds by Logan 
Classroom Birdscope
Volume 4, Spring 2000 

The Effect of Light on Birds
 by Andrew 
Classroom Birdscope Volume 5, Spring 2001

The Effect of Temperature on Bushtits
by Lena
Classroom Birdscope Volume 10, Spring 2006

The Effect of Temperature on Chickadees by Annalisa 
Classroom Birdscope Volume 7, Spring 2003

The Effect of Urban Development on House Sparrow Populations by Nick 
Classroom Birdscope Volume 11, Spring 2007

Weather and Bird Sightings by Zach
BirdSleuth Reports Volume 3, Spring 2009

What Affects the Number of Sparrows Seen at the Downy Creek Bird Blind Over Time? by Melinda
Classroom Birdscope Volume 13, Fall 2009

Published Student Science Writing

Birds of the Galapagos Islands by Jessica
Classroom Birdscope
Volume 12, Fall 2008

Fernhill Wetlands Report by Keala
Classroom Birdscope Volume 13, Fall 2009

My Day at the Wetlands by Kolby
BirdSleuth Investigator Volume 2, Fall 2013

My Trip by Carlos
BirdSleuth Investigator Volume 3, Fall 2014

Relationship Between the Shape of Bird's Beak and What They Eat by Katherine
Classroom Birdscope Volume 14, Fall 2010

Wind and Black-capped Chickadees (excerpt) by Maya
BirdSleuth Investigator Volume 5, Fall 2016

The Day at Fernhill by Corey
BirdSleuth Investigator Volume 2, Fall 2013

Published Student Bird Art Gallery
click here to see gallery

 

What is BirdSleuth?


BirdSleuth Investigator

BirdSleuth Investigator Submission Guidelines

BirdSleuth Investigator Submission Form

Educator's Guide to Bird Study

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Student Assignment Resources

BirdSleuth Report Components

BirdSleuth Report Grade Sheet

BirdSleuth MS Excel Data Template

BirdSleuth Talley Sheet

Tualatin Valley Academy Student Collaboration on PBWorks.com

CAST Science Writer (Making writing a science report easier)

MS Excel Help (Data Tables & Graphs)
Excel Resources

Excel Practice for BirdSleuth Students (Word)
Excel Practice for BirdSleuth Students (PDF)

Scientific Method Flow Chart
Scientific Method Handout
Scientific Method Test
Please us Internet Explorer as your web browser while taking this test. 
Other browsers may not work properly with the test.

 

Science Writing & Scientific Reports by Mr. Kahler

A Science Program with Wings
by Mr. Kahler
Connect Vol.15 No.1, September/October, 2001 (Link)
Connect Vol.15 No.1, September/October, 2001 (PDF)

BirdSleuth Inspires Student Inquiry
by Mr. Kahler
Connect Vol.23 No.2, November/December, 2009 (PDF)

Flying Into Inquiry: Investigating local bird species through citizen science
by Nancy Trautmann, Jennifer Fee, and Phil Kahler
The Science Teacher Vol.79 No.9, December 2012 (PDF)

House Sparrow Displacement of other Bird Species
by Mr. Kahler
Course Paper - LOBS501: BirdSleuth - August 18, 2008

Kestrel Krew's Big Day
by Mr. Kahler
eCommuniquť Vol.No.45, September 2013
http://www.oregonconference.org/kestral-krew-s-big-day

Kestrel Krew Enjoy's Birding 'Big Day'
by Mr. Kahler
Gleaner Online September 4, 2013
http://www.gleaneronline.org/2013/09/kestrel-krew-enjoys-birding-big-day/
 


Jennifer Fee, BirdSleuth Project Leader at Cornell Lab of Ornithology (left) visits the TVA Bird Blind at Downy Creek with Mr. Kahler (right)  November 2008.

Cross-Country Collaborators
Birdscope Volume 24, Autumn 2010
 

Students, your English teacher is teaching you to format your papers in APA style.  The following resources may be helpful to you.

A+ Research & Writing
(Internet Public Library)


Citation Machine Click on APA

Dr. Paper Resources
Easy APA Format - Dr. Paper Software
Sample APA Style Paper
APA Style



Science Buddies Web Resources
Background Research Plan
Bibliography Worksheet
Writing a Bibliography: Key Info
Writing a Bibliography: APA Format
Sample APA Style Bibliography

Plagiarism
Check your paper for Plagiarism at Plagiarism Checker.com
Does Copying From the Internet Count as Plagiarism?
Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement: Is Copying Illegal?

Students, if you need historical data for your BirdSleuth Report you may click on the following files.  These are MS Excel files and include data combined from all of my science classes for each day.

1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003

2003-2004
2004-2005

2005-2006
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013 (coming soon!)
Population Totals
House Sparrows vs. Juncos

Students, you may also find the following page on the eBird site helpful for accessing data totals from your class and other classes at TVA.  
BirdSleuth Data Retrieval

 

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