Animal Adaptations "Busy Beaks" Fun Hands On STEM Investigation Activity
This hands on “Busy Beaks” activity is a fun way for students to learn about animal adaptations. Students test four different types of “beaks” to learn how birds are adapted to their environment.
This hands on investigation includes:
A 15 slide PowerPoint presentation which can be used to teach or evaluate the students’ knowledge about the function of various bird beaks.
A “Busy Beaks” data chart which allows students record the number of items captured by each of their four beaks.
A “Busy Beaks graph form which enables students to bar graph showing their results.
A “Busy Beaks” Exit Slip which allows you to evaluate your lesson and provides meaningful feedback.
My students really enjoy this activity. I have included my instructions, but you can change specific materials and procedures to meet your needs.
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Comments from classroom teachers:
"My kids loved this! I switched classes with another teacher and did it with her class too...every child loved the activity!"
"I loved this activity and so did my students. I will use this year after year!"
"Thank you! The power point is perfect! And I love the connection to the student exploration tools at the end. I can't wait to use it with my kids."
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