Wendee Mullikin
Health, Medicine and Nursing, Visual Arts, Culinary Arts, Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
  • Algae
  • Animals
  • Berry
  • Bird
  • Carotenoid
  • Colors
  • Diet
  • Feather
  • Flamingo
  • Food
  • Insect
  • Nature
  • Orange
  • Organism
  • Pigment
  • Pink
  • Plumage
  • Science
  • Seed
  • Shrimp
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    Education Standards

    #1: Why are Flamingos Pink?

    #1: Why are Flamingos Pink?


    In this Wonder of the DayR, we learn about why flamingos are pink. 

    Students have the opportunity to explore the Wonder either as a class or individually. 

    With suggestions for different age groups, Wonder #1 has an activity to engage students with drawing, writing description, or both. 

    Explore the Wonder

    Suggestions for Exploring the Wonder:

    Lower Elementary: Read the Wonder together. 

    Upper Elementary: Take student volunteers to read the Wonder aloud. 

    Middle School: Students read independently.

    High School: Students read independently.


    To scaffold learners, Wonderopolis has Immersive Reader built into every page. This technology will read the Wonder aloud and has a host of other options to make the content accessible. 

    Read this Wonder: Why are Flamingos Pink? You will find a link to Wonderopolis to follow to the website. 

    Don't forget--there's a video to watch!

    If you need help, select LISTEN in the green bar. Immersive Reader, embedded in each Wonder of the Day, can take care of the reading for you! 


    Pick a Color

    Lower Elementary: Draw a picture of yourself based on what you eat the most. 

    Upper Elementary: Draw a picture of yourself based on what you eat the most. Add a written description. 

    Middle School: Write a description of yourself based on what you eat the most. Swap with a partner and draw based on description. 

    High School: What nutritional deficiencies might someone experience who only eats one thing, or a diet that is predomoinantly one thing? Explain. Create a visual representation of someone who eats only one thing. 

    What color is YOUR diet? What if humans' color changed based on what they ate? 

    What color would you be? 

    Your teacher has an assignment for you! Be sure you complete and turn in according to their requirements.