BioSleuths @ Aurora – Wednesday: Beak Design Challenge
Have you ever thought about why birds’ have such different beaks? Your student can help you answer that question! One of the areas that they learned about today was different bird beaks and how they are designed. Using different tools or “beaks” students tried to “eat” a certain food item and move it to a bowl, or the “stomach” of the bird. Students had to figure out which beak worked best for each food item. Students then used logic and creativity to design their own beak that would allow them to eat a food of their choosing.
Ask your student:
What beak function might be best for eating seeds? (cracking).
What sort of food might a probing beak be well-suited for? (insects, worms, crustaceans).