February 9

Beaks

You can tell what a bird eats by examining its beak.  The shape of a bird’s beak helps it survive in its habitat.  Scientists call this an adaptation.

In our investigation, I prepared a variety of different food that birds might eat.  We used our imagination:  rubber bands in soil were worms, balls floating in water were fish, beads stuck in Styrofoam were bugs in bark, and water in a skinny vase was nectar.  After we examined birds and their beaks,  I gave them a variety of tools (beaks) to determine which beak was the best to catch and eat each kind of food.

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