Type:

Other

Description:

In this outdoor beach activity, learners use a variety of "beaks" (such as trowels, spoons or sticks) to hunt for organisms that shore birds might eat. Each learner receives a “beak” and a “stomach.” After searching for food, the “birds” gather to examine the contents of their stomachs. The activity closes with the learners trying to discover how real shorebirds find their food. This activity not only gets learners thinking about adaptations for survival but provides a chance to observe bird behavior.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Oceanography,NSDL,Ecosystems,tidal flat,competition,Biological science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Space Science,Mathematics,General,birds,Communicating Results,feeding,Upper Elementary,Populations,Tides,Social Sciences,Education,marsh,Gathering Data,Life Science,prey,beach,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Informal Education,tide table,Animals,Formulating Explanations,Middle School,beaks,Data Collection,General science,Conducting Investigations,shore birds,Ecology,adaptations,low tide,Earth system science,Oceans and Water,Elementary School,Science and society,behavior,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926124704645T,Geoscience,Asking Questions

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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