To take part in this program, you will need to become
an Idaho Nature Probe member. Membership is free, providing you with
your own password that allows you to access your data, compare it with
similar experiments throughout Idaho, and allows us to keep track of
repeat records from the same location.
Bird feeder location experiment.
following information will provide you with the steps for setting up
your bird feeder location experiment.
Observe and gather background material
Bird feeder background
Think of a question
When scientists see something they don't understand, they ask
questions. Why?, What if? What is causing this to happen?
As you read about placing a bird feeder, you may have visualized
good location for a feeder at your school or in your yard. Did
you also think of a place that might not be a good location for a
bird feeder? Have you observed feeders in places that seem to attract
large numbers of birds?
Did these observations make you wonder:
If human presence will have an effect on the number
of birds at a feeder? (Go to Step 3)
If placing a feeder close to cover, as opposed to
out in the open, will have an effect on the number of birds at a
feeder? (Go to Step 3).
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