Search for Resources

Attracting and Studying Hummingbirds

Elementary, Middle

Description

The Late April & May Nature Guides draw attention to the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. This resource offers a simple set of suggestions on how students can attract and observe these marvelous little creatures.  Having the fastest metabolism of any living thing, hummingbirds are big eaters and loads of fun to watch.

Specific instructions include:

  • what kinds of flowers to plant and where
  • how to build a hummingbird feeder
  • a recipe for hummingbird nectar

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

These easy-to-implement activities provide outdoor learning experiences that support science outcomes in grades K-7.

Relevant Curriculum Units

The following tool will allow you to explore the relevant curriculum matches for this resource. To start, select a province listed below.

  • Step 1Select a province
  • Alberta
    • Step 2Select a grade level
    • Kindergarten
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Applying logical thought and creativity enables us to achieve outcomes, solve problems, and develop computational thinking skills
        • Exploring connections strengthens our understandings of relationships to help us make meaning of the world.
        • Investigating change and the diversity of Earth’s systems helps us to develop understandings of the conditions necessary to sustain life
        • The child demonstrates curiosity, interest and a willingness to learn about the environment and community
    • Grade 1
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Applying logical thought and creativity enables us to achieve outcomes, solve problems, and develop computational thinking skills.
        • Exploring connections strengthens our understandings of relationships to help us make meaning of the world
        • Investigating change and the diversity of Earth’s systems helps us to develop understandings of the conditions necessary to sustain life
    • Grade 2
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Exploring connections strengthens our understandings of relationships to help us make meaning of the world.
    • Grade 7
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Interactions and Ecosystems
  • British Columbia
    • Step 2Select a grade level
    • Kindergarten
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Science: Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
        • Science: Plants and animals have observable features
    • Grade 1
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Science 1: Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment
    • Grade 2
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Science 2: Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment
  • Manitoba
    • Step 2Select a grade level
    • Grade 1
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Characteristics and Needs of Living Things
    • Grade 2
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Growth and Changes in Animals
    • Grade 4
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Habitat and Communities
    • Grade 7
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Interactions Within Ecosystems
  • New Brunswick
    • Step 2Select a grade level
    • Kindergarten
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • You and Your World: Place and Community
    • Grade 1
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • You and Your World: Our Environment
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
    • Step 2Select a grade level
    • Kindergarten
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Exploring My World: Animals
    • Grade 1
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
    • Grade 2
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Animal Growth and Changes
    • Grade 4
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Habitats
    • Grade 7
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Interaction of Ecosystems
  • Northwest Territories
    • Step 2Select a grade level
    • Grade 1
      • Step 3Select a subject
    • Grade 2
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Life Science: Growth and Changes in Animals
    • Grade 4
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Life Systems: Habitats & Communities
    • Grade 7
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Interactions and Ecosystems
  • Nova Scotia
    • Step 2Select a grade level
    • Kindergarten
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Primary Science: Living Things
    • Grade 1
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Science 1: Living Things and the Environment
    • Grade 2
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Science 2: Animal Growth
    • Grade 4
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Science 4: Habitats
  • Nunavut
    • Step 2Select a grade level
    • Grade 1
      • Step 3Select a subject
    • Grade 2
      • Step 3Select a subject
    • Grade 4
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Life Systems: Habitats & Communities
    • Grade 7
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Interactions and Ecosystems
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
    • Step 2Select a grade level
    • Kindergarten
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Exploring the World Using Our Senses
    • Grade 1
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
    • Grade 2
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Animal Growth and Changes:Investigating the Needs and Life Cycles of an Organism
    • Grade 4
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Habitats
    • Grade 7
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Interactions Within Ecosystems
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
    • Step 2Select a grade level
    • Grade 1
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Needs & Characteristics of Living Things
    • Grade 2
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Animal Growth and Changes
    • Grade 4
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Habitats and Communities
    • Grade 7
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Science 7: Life Science: Interactions within Ecosystems
  • Yukon Territory
    • Step 2Select a grade level
    • Kindergarten
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Science: Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
        • Science: Plants and animals have observable features
    • Grade 1
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Science 1: Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment
    • Grade 2
      • Step 3Select a subject
      • Science
        • Step 4Relevant matches
        • Science 2: Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment

Themes Addressed

  • Ecosystems (2)

    • Appreciating the Natural World
    • Biodiversity
44 total queries
(query time) (total time) (query)
0.0011 0.0011 (SET NAMES 'utf8')
0.0003 0.0014 ( SELECT issues.issue_id as id, issue_content.title as name FROM issues LEFT JOIN issue_content USING (issue_id) WHERE issue_content.lang_id='1' ORDER BY issue_content.title ASC ) [14 row(s)]
0.0095 0.0109 (SELECT * FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE page_details.page='resource' AND parent_page=1 AND lang_id='1' AND page_details.live='yes') [1 row(s)]
0.0008 0.0117 (SELECT * FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE page_details.page='invite-hummingbirds-to-your-school-yard' AND parent_page=5 AND lang_id='1' AND page_details.live='yes') [0 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0119 (SELECT * FROM cms76_languages WHERE lang_id=1) [1 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0122 (SELECT * FROM cms76_languages WHERE lang_id!=1) [1 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0125 (SELECT * FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE page_details.page_id='5' AND lang_id='1' AND page_details.live='yes') [1 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0127 (SELECT * FROM cms76_modules LEFT JOIN page_includes USING (module_id) WHERE page_id=5 ORDER BY page_order) [1 row(s)]
0.0076 0.0203 (SELECT * FROM page_details WHERE page_id='5') [1 row(s)]
0.0014 0.0217 ( SELECT resource_content.title FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_content USING (resource_id) WHERE resources.language_id='1' AND resources.slug='invite-hummingbirds-to-your-school-yard' ) [1 row(s)]
0.0012 0.0229 ( SELECT resource_content.description FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_content USING (resource_id) WHERE resources.language_id='1' AND resources.slug='invite-hummingbirds-to-your-school-yard' ) [1 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0232 ( SELECT resource_content.title FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_content USING (resource_id) WHERE resources.language_id='1' AND resources.slug='invite-hummingbirds-to-your-school-yard' ) [1 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0235 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='17' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [7 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0237 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='32' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0003 0.024 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='195' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [5 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0243 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='225' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0246 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='223' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0248 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='245' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0002 0.025 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='253' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0252 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='282' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0254 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='18' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0257 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='22' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0259 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='19' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0261 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='20' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0263 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='21' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0266 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='28' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [6 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0268 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='178' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0002 0.027 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='179' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0272 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='180' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0274 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='181' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0276 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='182' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0278 ( SELECT page_details.*, page_content.title, if(menu_order=0,0,1) as map_order FROM page_details LEFT JOIN page_content USING (page_id) WHERE lang_id='1' AND parent_page='183' AND page_details.live='yes' AND page_details.page_id!=1 ORDER BY map_order DESC,menu_order ASC ) [0 row(s)]
0.0042 0.032 ( SELECT resources.resource_id, resources.*, resource_content.* FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_content USING (resource_id) LEFT JOIN resource_curriculum ON resource_curriculum.resource_id=resources.resource_id LEFT JOIN curriculum_units ON curriculum_units.curriculum_id=resource_curriculum.curriculum_id WHERE resources.language_id='1' AND resources.slug='invite-hummingbirds-to-your-school-yard' AND resources.live='yes' GROUP BY resource_content.resource_id ) [1 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0323 ( SELECT resource_supplier_content.organization, resource_supplier.website as organization_website FROM resource_supplier LEFT JOIN resource_supplier_content ON resource_supplier_content.supplier_id=resource_supplier.supplier_id WHERE resource_supplier.supplier_id='75' AND resource_supplier_content.lang_id = 1 ) [1 row(s)]
0.0005 0.0328 ( SELECT compilation_content.compilation_id, compilation_content.title as compilation_title FROM resource_compilation LEFT JOIN compilation USING (compilation_id) LEFT JOIN compilation_content USING (compilation_id) WHERE resource_compilation.resource_id='2270' AND compilation.in_sidebar='yes' AND compilation_content.lang_id='1' ) [3 row(s)]
0.0008 0.0336 ( SELECT curriculum_audience_content.name as audience FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_curriculum USING (resource_id) LEFT JOIN curriculum_units ON curriculum_units.curriculum_id=resource_curriculum.curriculum_id LEFT JOIN curriculum_audience_content ON curriculum_audience_content.audience_id=curriculum_units.audience_id WHERE curriculum_audience_content.lang_id='1' AND resource_curriculum.weight>0 AND resource_curriculum.resource_id='2270' AND resources.live='yes' GROUP BY curriculum_units.audience_id ORDER BY audience ) [5 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0339 ( SELECT resource_resource_types.type_id as icon FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_resource_types USING (resource_id) WHERE resource_id='2270' ) [1 row(s)]
0.0004 0.0343 ( SELECT resource_assessment_questions_content.question_field, resource_assessment_questions_content.question_short as question, resource_assessment_questions_content.question as question_long FROM resource_assessment_questions LEFT JOIN resource_assessment_questions_content USING (question_field) WHERE resource_assessment_questions_content.lang_id='1' AND resource_assessment_questions_content.question_field like 'resource_assessment.%' ORDER BY display_order ASC ) [8 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0346 ( SELECT * FROM resource_assessment WHERE resource_id='2270' ) [1 row(s)]
0.0029 0.0375 ( SELECT curriculum_audience_content.name as audience, curriculum_subject_content.name as subject, curriculum_province_content.name as province, GROUP_CONCAT(DISTINCT curriculum_content.title SEPARATOR ';') as units FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_curriculum USING (resource_id) LEFT JOIN curriculum_units ON curriculum_units.curriculum_id=resource_curriculum.curriculum_id LEFT JOIN curriculum_content ON curriculum_content.curriculum_id=resource_curriculum.curriculum_id LEFT JOIN curriculum_audience_content ON curriculum_audience_content.audience_id=curriculum_units.audience_id LEFT JOIN curriculum_subject_content ON curriculum_subject_content.subject_id=curriculum_units.subject_id LEFT JOIN curriculum_province_content ON curriculum_province_content.province_id=curriculum_units.province_id WHERE curriculum_content.lang_id='1' AND curriculum_audience_content.lang_id='1' AND curriculum_subject_content.lang_id='1' AND curriculum_province_content.lang_id='1' AND resource_curriculum.weight>0 AND resource_curriculum.resource_id='2270' AND resources.live='yes' GROUP BY curriculum_units.audience_id,curriculum_units.subject_id,curriculum_units.province_id ORDER BY province, audience, subject ) [50 row(s)]
0.0005 0.038 ( SELECT issue_content.issue_id, issue_content.title as issue_title, issues_sub_themes_content.title as theme_title FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_theme ON resource_theme.resource_id=resources.resource_id LEFT JOIN issues_sub_themes ON issues_sub_themes.theme_id=resource_theme.theme_id LEFT JOIN issues_sub_themes_content ON issues_sub_themes_content.theme_id=resource_theme.theme_id LEFT JOIN issue_content ON issue_content.issue_id=issues_sub_themes.issue_id WHERE issues_sub_themes_content.lang_id='1' AND issue_content.lang_id='1' AND resource_theme.resource_id='2270' AND resources.live='yes' GROUP BY issues_sub_themes.theme_id ORDER BY issue_title, theme_title ) [2 row(s)]
0.0003 0.0383 (SELECT review_type FROM resources WHERE resources.resource_id='2270') [1 row(s)]
0.0002 0.0385 (SELECT review_type FROM resources WHERE resources.resource_id='2270') [1 row(s)]
0.0005 0.039 ( SELECT issue_content.issue_id, issue_content.title as issue_title, issues_sub_themes_content.title as theme_title FROM resources LEFT JOIN resource_theme ON resource_theme.resource_id=resources.resource_id LEFT JOIN issues_sub_themes ON issues_sub_themes.theme_id=resource_theme.theme_id LEFT JOIN issues_sub_themes_content ON issues_sub_themes_content.theme_id=resource_theme.theme_id LEFT JOIN issue_content ON issue_content.issue_id=issues_sub_themes.issue_id WHERE issues_sub_themes_content.lang_id='1' AND issue_content.lang_id='1' AND resource_theme.resource_id='2270' AND resources.live='yes' GROUP BY issues_sub_themes.issue_id ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 0,5 ) [1 row(s)]