This experiment allows your students to use a variety of tools (tweezers, toothpicks, slotted spoons, clothes pins, scissors, and turkey basters) to represent 6 different types of bird beaks (tweezer, spear, strainer, cracker, shredder, and probing). They will use these tools like a beak to retrieve food (gummy worms, Swedish fish, mini marshmallows, sunflower seeds, grapes, and water). There is also a worksheet that students should fill out during the experiment listing which tools they used to represent each type of beak, what they did with it, and why it worked well. This experiment is always a hit. I have done it successfully both ways (as described in the document). You can decide which way will work best for your students.