The Helena or bee hummingbird (world's smallest bird) © Ekaterina Chernetsova. CC-BY-2.0.

Classification: Bird

Groups can be encouraged to choose animals of different classes (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc.).

E-books and some videos are available free-of-charge for teachers via a one-time subscription at the Epic! website.

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  • Websites

    Anna‘s Hummingbird

    Interactive website with beautiful images of different types of hummingbirds and fun facts about them.

    Basic Facts About Hummingbirds

    Solid information about these tiny birds.

    Hummingbird Facts

    Interactive site with information and quizzes.

    Hummingbirds for Kids

    Fun facts about different types of hummingbirds, with activities for children.

  • Videos

    14 Interesting Facts about Hummingbirds (2:10)

    Animated interactive educational website. This video contains 14 little-known facts about hummingbirds. Free content with subscription. (YouTube)

    Hummingbirds (2:29)

    Animal videos made especially for children.

  • Portal Texts

    Javier‘s Hummingbird

    by Laura Driscoll

    ISBN-13: 978-1635920079 (F&P level: O)

    The Hungry Hummingbird

    by April Pulley Sayre

    ISBN-13: 978-0439436786
  • Research Books

    A Hummingbird’s Life

    by John Himmelman

    ISBN-13: 978-0516211664 (F&P level: J)

    About Hummingbirds: A Guide for Children

    by Cathryn Sill and John Sill

    ISBN-13: 978-1561455881 (F&P level: S)

    How Small is a Hummingbird?

    by Kurt Waldendorf

    ISBN-13: 978-1503816800 (F&P level: J)

    Hummingbird (Living Things)

    by Rebecca Stefoff

    ISBN-13: 978-0761404156 (F&P level: R)

    Super Hummingbirds

    by Karen Latchana Kenney

    ISBN-13: 978-1620319727
  • E-books on

    About Hummingbirds: A Guide for Children

    by Cathryn Sill and John Sill

    (F&P level: S)

    Hummingbirds (Backyard Animals)

    by Kristin Petrie

    (F&P level: S)

    Hummingbirds (Backyard Wildlife)

    by Megan Borgert-Spaniol

    (F&P level: M)

    How Small is a Hummingbird?

    by Kurt Waldendorf

    (F&P level: L)


    by Kate Riggs

    (F&P level: N)

    Javier‘s Hummingbird

    by Linda Driscoll

    (F&P level: O)

    Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

    by Chris Bowman

    (F&P level: O)

    Super Hummingbirds

    by Karen Latchana Kenney

    (F&P level: N)
  • Skype a Scientist

    Scientist: Melissah Rowe

    Schedule a skype session with Melissah Rowe, who studies birds in the wild!

    Skype A Scientist matches over 2000+ scientists with classrooms around the world! Scientists skype into your classroom for 30–60-minute Q&A sessions that can cover the scientist’s expertise or what it’s like to be a scientist. Multiple topics are available.