In this bird beak experiment, kids encounter an ecosystem, which is really just a box of common classroom items. Working in small groups, they use beaks (tweezers, chopsticks, binder clip, tongs, etc.) to pick up as many items as possible. Students record the number of each organism caught by each beak. Then they organize the data in a bar graph. Finally, students answer questions regarding adaptations and survival.
Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich
, this activity is classroom tested and kid approved.
• Pictorial instructions (set up, investigation, and organizing data)
• Table for recording data
• Graph for organizing data
• Guiding questions for drawing conclusions and making generalizations
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