Learn how birds beaks are adapted to let birds eat various foods in their habitat. This activity simulates bird feeding by giving learners a chance to try out different "beaks" or tools, including tweezers, chopsticks, toothpicks and a spoon to pick up different-shaped "foods" such as dry rice, beans, rubber bands and marshmallows. Learners enter online which beaks they chose as the best for picking up food, and see their results graphed along with results entered by other learners. This activity page includes a link to several activities about birds. Take it further by going birdwatching to birds feeding in nature!


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