Investigating the adaptations of different bird beaks

Today, children in Year 6 looked to gain more understanding of how a bird’s beak is adapted to its environment based on its food source. Groups of children were assigned a beak (tweezers, chop sticks, pegs, spoon, tooth picks and forks) and had to predict how many food items would be consumed in 30 seconds. After, they carried out the experiment; the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves, even if they were made to use a tooth pick to ‘eat’ their food.