For the past two weeks the students have been learning about raptors and their unique adaptions.  We have learned that raptors (a.k.a bird of prey) are carnivorous animals that only eat meat.  They have sharp talons for capturing their prey and a hooked beak for ripping apart their meat to eat.  The raptors are also known for their keen eyes.  
To better understand raptors students made life size silhouettes of different raptors and research about the raptor.  The largest raptor they researched was the California Condor which has a  9 ½ feet wingspan and then there was the Peregrine Falcon with a wingspan of 40 inches. The final piece of this project was visiting the local raptor center in Quechee, Vermont to see some live raptors.  
Check out the photos of their hard work!

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