Bird Beaks

About a week ago, we explored different kinds of bird beaks.Ā  I attended a workshop at NSTA in April that was all about My Big Backyard where the presenters shared an exploration of bird beaks.

I collected a variety of materials that birds might eat or use:

Fish (found in the bait section of Wal-Mart)

Worms (found in the bait section of Wal-Mart)

Birdseed

String

We also used wooden skewers, spoons, and clothespins to represent different kinds of beaks.

The kids then had a chance to test out each beak.

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I buried the worms in a little bit of soil to make it more realistic. šŸ™‚IMG_5013

The string that a bird might use to make a nest. IMG_5014

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The kids put what they were able to pick up in their stomachs (cups)Ā  šŸ™‚IMG_5021

The “warm” sticker on the cup above was from another activity we did–I needed more cups so each kiddo had one. šŸ™‚IMG_5022

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The kids loved it and we created a chart in our notebooks to show what each beak was able to pick up easily.

Kristen šŸ™‚

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on May 16, 2013, in Birds, Inquiry Based Science, Science, Science Notebooks. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great experiment. Science is so much more fun than when I was little. I have linked your site to my science blog. http://scientistsusinginsidevoices.wordpress.com/

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