Students will read a chart detailing the the types of aquatic bird feeding mechanisms, the shape of the beaks, examples of birds that eat that way, and how it is done.
Activity: students will read a short informational text on competition and resource partioning that results in greater biodiversity among bird species. They will then have to look at a bird and identify how it captures prey based on its beak.
Students will then use their creativity to "discover" a new bird along the coast. They have to describe some of the characteristics of their bird. They will use their newly gained knowledge of bird beaks and the way they hunt to develop the strategy for their bird's hunting style to match the draw beak.