Bird Beak Science Lab | Understanding How Animals Survive Through Adaptations

Brenda Kovich
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Description

In this activity, kids discover how adaptations of four beaks fare in an ecosystem. Working in small groups, they use tweezers, chopsticks, tongs, etc. to pick up as many items as possible. Students record the number of each organism caught by each bird. Then they organize the data in a bar graph. Finally, students answer questions regarding survival.

Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, this activity is classroom tested and kid approved.

What’s included:

  • Rationale
  • 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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NGSS 4-LS1-1

Indiana Academic Standards for Science 4.LS.2, 4.LS.3

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6 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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NGSS3-LS4-4
Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change. Examples of environmental changes could include changes in land characteristics, water distribution, temperature, food, and other organisms. Assessment is limited to a single environmental change. Assessment does not include the greenhouse effect or climate change.
NGSS3-LS4-2
Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing. Examples of cause and effect relationships could be plants that have larger thorns than other plants may be less likely to be eaten by predators; and, animals that have better camouflage coloration than other animals may be more likely to survive and therefore more likely to leave offspring.
NGSS3-LS4-3
Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. Examples of evidence could include needs and characteristics of the organisms and habitats involved. The organisms and their habitat make up a system in which the parts depend on each other.
NGSS4-LS1-1
Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. Examples of structures could include thorns, stems, roots, colored petals, heart, stomach, lung, brain, and skin. Assessment is limited to macroscopic structures within plant and animal systems.

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