Beaks! by Sneed B. Collard IIIKindergarten-Grade 4-The intricate characteristics of a variety of birds beaks are presented skillfully through words and vividly painted, cut-and-sculpted-paper illustrations. The habits of birds and the information on how their beaks composition allows them to eat are truly fascinating. The author explains that beaks can also help birds build nests (bowerbirds) or dig (bee-eaters). Some beaks change colors as the bird ages (seagulls) or during different seasons. The clear text is easy to follow, and students will enjoy hearing it read aloud or find it useful for reports. The lively style will facilitate rich discussion, while teaching the students the scientific facts of these feathered friends. Some of the featured species, such as song sparrows, are common, but others are quite exotic. A worthwhile resource for libraries and classrooms.
Barbara L. McMullin, Casita Center for Technology, Science & Math, Vista, CA
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M3 Bird Beak Natural Selection LAB
Did you check our extensive FAQ? In this Mystery, students carry out an investigation to determine the relationship between the shape of different bird beaks and the food each bird eats. In the activity, Find the Best Beak, students experiment with long pointy beaks that are great for picking up seeds and wide flat beaks that are good for scooping. They discover that different beaks are best for different kinds of food. Preview activity. This activity works best on a low pile carpet. You may want to organize or separate supplies for easier classroom distribution.
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Learn about The Nobel Prizes that have been awarded since , as well as the criteria and nomination process that are used to select the winners. NASA Kids is an excellent site for "kids" of all ages and provides an abundance of information, images, and interesting things to do on astronomy and the space sciences. In this lesson, students learn about sources of high-energy radiation and calculate student exposure to ionizing radiation over the past year. To explore the relationship between a bird's beak and its ability to find food and survive in a given environment. This lesson focuses on bird beaks, exploring the relationship between a bird's beak and its ability to find food and survive in a given environment.
That's a complicated standard! When we break it down into a manageable progression of lessons, the first step is to define external parts. Then, we focus on how external parts help animals survive. In the first few lessons of this unit, we address how birds find food to survive. Next, in the previous lesson , we learned about beak adaptations that help birds find food based on their needs and habitat. In today's lesson, we experiment with different beak-like materials and both record and analyze data. I found quite a few examples of this experiment on the web, so I took parts of them to meet the needs of first graders.
Wow, that looks like such a fun science lab day!! My kids would love doing something like that! I'm doing some science planning tonight, so I'll have to look into it! And good luck with your baby chicks!! Hi Hope!