In this science-based storybook, The Mystery of the Missing Hummingbirds, students read about the reason for seasonal migration patterns of hummingbirds. Students Anita, Simon and Dennis and the rest of Ms. Patel's class have been making observations of hummingbirds and then one day they are gone. They research where the hummingbirds have gone and when they might return. While investigating the hummingbirds, the main characters are exposed to the scientific process. The book has the story section, a teacher's notes section and a glossary. Beside the storybook, 3 hands-on learning activities with instructional supports and 1 Teacher's Implementation Guide are also available. The storybook is 32 pages long. The book is available in English, German, Spanish, Chinese and French. It can be downloaded as an e-file or in print form.
This storybook is one of five storybooks in the Elementary GLOBE unit. The GLOBE Program is a hands-on international education and science program that joins students, educators, and scientists from around the world in studying Earth system science (ESS). The core objectives of GLOBE are to improve science education, enhance environmental awareness, and increase understanding of Earth as a system. For more information, please visit www.globe.gov.