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Are bald eagles really bald? How fast can an eagle fly? What does “eagle-eye” mean? Discover the answers to these questions and learn all about eagle anatomy, eagle diet, eagle symbols, eagle habitat, and more with this free Bald Eagle Lapbook for your elementary student.
Bald Eagle Lapbook Lessons
Here are some sample lessons from the Bald Eagle Lapbook:
United States National Symbol Information
The Founding Fathers wanted to choose an animal that was unique to the United States. For six years, the members of Congress disagreed over what the national emblem should be. Finally, in 1782, the bald eagle was chosen because it symbolized strength, courage, freedom, and immortality.
Fun Facts About Eagles
What does “eagle-eyed” mean? to have good vision and notice things quickly; eagles have excellent vision– they can see something as small as a mouse from a mile away!
Are bald eagles really bald? No! The bald eagle is not really bald; it actually has white feathers on its head, neck, and tail. Bald is a derivation of balde, an Old English word meaning white. The eagle was named for its white feathers instead for a lack of feathers.
How long can an eagle live? Bald eagles can live 30-40 years in the wild and longer in captivity.
How fast can an eagle fly? The bald eagle can fly 20 to 40 mph in normal flight and can dive at speeds over 100 mph.
Bald Eagle Habitats
The bald eagle can be found on lakes, rivers, marshes and seacoasts where it can find fish.
Bald Eagle Diet
Bald eagles eat fish, rabbits, and carcasses of other dead animals.
You can grab a copy of the entire Bald Eagle Lapbook in an easy-to-print file at the end of this post.
Bald Eagle Lapbook Printables
In addition to the research lessons, the file includes these mini-books for your student to create a Bald Eagle Lapbook:
- Eagle Anatomy Diagram
- Measuring Up Folder
- Where Can I Find the National Symbol? File Folder
- Eagle Fun Fact Matchbooks
- Eagle Coloring Page
- Eagle Map Tri-fold
- Nest and Eggs Mini-book
- Eagle Status Flap Book
- Eagle Habitat and Diet Flap Book
- And more!
How to Get Started with Your Bald Eagle Lapbook
Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Bald Eagle Lapbook.
- If you want, go to your local library and check out books about eagles and other birds of prey.
- Print the Bald Eagle Lapbook.
- Choose and prepare the mini-books you want to use with your student.
- Enjoy a week of reading and learning all about Bald Eagles!
Download Your Free Bald Eagle Lapbook
Simply click on the image below to access your free Bald Eagle Lapbook.