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Tutoring 1: Interpreting Data from Birdfeeders
Subject: Science
Grade span: 2 to 5
Duration: One or two 45-minute sessions
Series: Part 1 in the series Graphs.
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Tutoring to Enhance Science Skills


This sample lesson is one example of how you can implement the practice of Tutoring to Enhance Science Skills. It is designed to give students practice interpreting data tables and bar graphs, important skills in science that many elementary students find challenging. In this lesson, students look at data tables and bar graphs showing patterns among different birds at birdfeeders. It can be done in one-on-one or small-group sessions.


This is the first lesson in a series.

Learning Goals:



  1. Collect informational books on birds.
  2. Review the lesson, printouts, and Tips for Tutoring Students in Science (PDF, 60KB).
Safety Considerations Safety Considerations:
None in this lesson; precaution should be taken with tools if making birdfeeders.

What to Do:

Evaluate (Outcomes to look for):

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