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Birds, Beaks, and Adaptations

Big River Journey Classroom Activity: Wetland Birds Birds, Beaks, and Adaptations Objective: The student will learn and describe how different kinds of bird beaks have adapted to feed on different foods within a specific habitat.


Teacher Information Desert Discovery Class © 1999, revised 2008 ASDM BEAKS, FOOD AND TOOLS O BJECTIVES Students should: • Correlate the design and structure of bird beaks with the type of food items its gathers.

Hawaiian Bird Beak Adaptation Lab

Kkjkjkj Hawaiian Bird Beak Adaptation Lab Summary Students will be introduced to the different types of bird beaks that Hawaiian Birds have in order to adapt to the different habitats in which they live.

Bird Beak Buffet

Students learn that different birds have different types of beaks. They use models of these beaks to gather different types of 'foods' and learn that gathering success is limited by the type of 'beak' they have.

Birds, Beaks, and Natural Selection—A Simulation

In this simulation, students gather data to see how beak mutations can influence natural selection.

A Teacher's Guide to Adaptations in Bird Beaks, Feet, and Colors

A Teacher's Guide to Adaptations in Bird Beaks, Feet, and Colors Christian Burns, Cornell University What makes a bird a bird? • Hard-shelled, amniotic eggs o Hard-shelled eggs are not a trait exclusive to birds.

What Can I Eat With This Beak?

Their beaks, also called bills, are adapted to match their food types. Many shorebirds have tweezer-like beaks. A bird with a "short tweezer" beak will take food near the surface of the mud, while a "long tweezer" beak can reach animals that burrow deeper.

What Can I Eat With This Beak?

Description Through a simulations activity, students will learn how shorebird beaks are uniquely adapted to eat their prey. Objectives Students will be able to: • Describe how bird beaks are adapted to the foods they eat.

Bird Beak Lab: Modeling Natural Selection

What did your first generation bird beaks look like? Did they look different from the last generation’s beaks? How so? Draw pictures. What is the term for the driving force

Animal Adaptations: Focus on Bird Beaks

Animal Adaptations: Focus on Bird Beaks Grade Level(s): 6 Subject(s): • Science/Animals Duration: two 45-minute sessions Description: This is an activity designed to provide students with a hands-on activity to help them explore animal adaptations, namely the shape of a bird's beak in relation ...