Tweak Your Beak

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In this activity, learners will explore how different bird beaks work and discover what birds can eat based on their beak shape. This activity includes step-by-step instructions with pictures and a "What's Happening?" section explaining how the activity worked.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Straw
  • Tongs
  • Sieve
  • Juice or Water
  • Cereal, Seeds, or Nuts
  • Tea Leaves in Water
  • 3 Small Bowls


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
    • Ecology
    • Evolution

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment


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