Beaks and Feet [Z15]
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Grade Level:Elementary, Middle School, High School
Item Type:Experience Box
Categories:Animals
Topics:Animals, Birds, Evolution, Fish, Reptiles, etc.

This box includes skulls and feet from the ostrich, woodpecker, duck, hawk, and a surprising bird relative. The variation in their beaks and feet remind us that they are highly adapted to different food sources and environments. Learn about the process of natural selection, test out "eating" with a variety of imitation bird beak types, and create an evolutionary tree of life to show how the specimens in the box are genetically related.


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