Eat Like A Bird
How does a bird's features, behavior, and surroundings affect its survival?
Various Shapes
1. Activity:
Did you ever wonder why there are so many types of bird beaks (scientists call them bills)? The most important function of a bird bill is feeding, and it is shaped according to what a bird eats. If you want to learn more about birds, you may want to pay attentions to bill shapes! You can use it as one of the characeristics you use to identify birds. If you have already identified a bird, you can learn more about its behavior by looking at the bill and thinking about what it eats. Then you may think about where it lives, and so on. To help you get started, here are some common bill shapes and the food that they are especially adapted to eat:
 2. Title of Activity:
Examine various types of bird beaks
 3. Standards Aligned:
 4. Check for Understanding:
Method(s) of Assessment:
Observations
Student Work
Interview/Conference
Written Reflection
Evidence of Learning
 5. Resources:
  Resource Type Requirements File
1. Birds' Beak Adaptations Web Site
 6. Time for Activity
45 minutes