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It's All About the Beaks

Grade Level Grades K-2
Resource Type Activity, Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards


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All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water and air. Through engaging, hands-on, exploratory learning experiences, students will learn how the shape of a bird’s beak is designed to eat different types of food.


Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.


3 Reviews
Amy Lim
February 23, 2021
this is an awesome resource for science
Alin Jau
August 24, 2019
March 10, 2018

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