Monday, November 24, 2014

Learning about bird bill adaptations in EK science

Using Different Tools to Mimic How Natural Selection Works

During the 8th and 7th graders' science class, they experimented on how different birds use their beaks to pick up their food. As you see in the third picture, Maggie is using the chopsticks to scoop up lentils, while Ashley is using the tweezers to pick up the tic tacs. The Integrated Science group would try to pick up as many seeds as they could, and put them into a petri dish in 30 seconds. The students used tweezers, tongs, wire cutters, large pliers, small pliers, and chopsticks to pick up lentils, chickpeas, tic tacs, and sprinkles. We also learned about how birds' beaks changed overtime, and adapted to the different food sources in their environment. 

This was a really interesting and challenging exercise that really taught us a lot!

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