Googly Bird Adaptation
Every organism is adapted to its unique environment. This hands-on investigation explores how shape and structure of beaks affects the type of food that birds are able to eat.
- Students learn that beak shape affects the kind of seeds a bird can eat.
- Over time, birds with a particular beak shape will survive best on a particular type of bird seed.
Googly Bird's are made from binder clips with googly eyes from a craft store hot-glued on.
- Binder Clips in small, medium and large sizes. For fun, glue on Googly eyes to make these “birds” come alive.
- Bird “Food”
- pinto beans
- lima beans
- Cups to be used as “bird stomachs”
- Box to contain seeds
- Put variety of bird’s “bird seed” into box
- Students use Googly-Bird “beaks” to gather seeds and put them in their stomach “cups.”
- Time this activity for 2 minutes.
- Students count and compare type of food eaten.
The Googly Bird Stomach
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