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Assignment:Exploratory Activity on Bird Beaks

This is an exploratory activity that will help you visualize how an organism?s traits can affect its survival, and how some traits could become selected over time.?For this activity you will need:

  • ?A pair of pliers
  • ?A pair of needle-nose tweezers
  • ?A slotted spoon
  • ?A drinking straw
  • ?Sunflower seeds in the shell
  • ?Colored water
  • ?A long narrow vase
  • ?Rice grains
  • ?Small block of Styrofoam
  • ?Three or four large marshmallows
  • ? A teaspoon of herbs (any kind will do, like basil or parsley)
  • ??A bowl of water
  • ??Ice cubes in a bowl of water

Set up six stations to represent different types of food that birds might eat, as follows:

  • Sunflower seeds scattered on a table
  • Colored water in a long, narrow vase (represents flower nectar)
  • Rice grain tucked inside the piece of Styrofoam (represents small insects in tree bark)
  • Marshmallows scattered on the table (represents meat from small animals)
  • Ice cubes in water (represent fish in a lake)
  • The herbs placed in the bowl of water (represents small plants and animals floating in a lake)

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The pliers, the tweezers, the spoon, and the drinking straw are going to represent different types of bird beaks.?The six stations you have set up will represent different types of food that different birds eat.?Using your beak tools, decide which tool is best suited for each type of food.?Refer back to your whiteboard activity from the warm-up of this section.Which bird beaks from the warm-up look like tools you have used in this activity??Describe how the development of a special beak shape could affect a bird species? survival.?How might beak shapes change over time if the usual food source changed??For example, if small insects began hiding deeper within a tree or if sunflower seeds developed harder shells??Describe how natural selection and evolution are demonstrated by this activity.


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Assignment: Exploratory Activity on Bird Beaks Rubric How does the development of a special beak shape affect a bird species? survival? 11 pts. max Score: Comments: Which bird beaks from the warm?up look like tools used in this activity? 11 pts. max Score: Comments: How might beak shapes change over time if the usual food source changed? 11 pts. max Score: Comments: How does the activity demonstrate natural selection and evolution? 11 pts. max High Grades (88?100% of maximum points) High scoring students will do the following: Student accurately and in detail describes how the development of a special beak shape could affect a bird species? survival. Middle Grades (76?87% of maximum points) Middle scoring students will do the following: Student accurately describes how the development of a special beak shape could affect a bird species? survival. Some details may be missing. Low Grades (64?75% of maximum points) Low scoring students will do the following: Student may or may not accurately describe how the development of a special beak shape could affect a bird species? survival. Details may or may not be missing. Student accurately and in detail describes which bird beaks from the warm?up look like tools used in this activity. Student accurately describes which bird beaks from the warm?up look like tools used in this activity. Some details may be missing. Student may or may not accurately describe which bird beaks from the warm?up look like tools used in this activity. Details may or may not be missing. Student inaccurately and without detail describes which bird beaks from the warm?up look like tools used in this activity. Student accurately and in detail describes how beak shapes change over time if the usual food source is changed. Student accurately describes how beak shapes change over time if the usual food source is changed. Some details may be missing. Student inaccurately and without detail describes how beak shapes change over time if the usual food source is changed. Student may or may not accurately describe how beak shapes change over time if the usual food source is changed. Details may or may not be missing. Student accurately and in detail describes how the activity demonstrates natural selection and evolution. Student accurately describes how the activity demonstrates natural selection and evolution. Some details may be missing. Student may or may not accurately describe how the activity demonstrates natural selection and evolution. Details may or may not be missing. Student inaccurately and without detail describes how the activity demonstrates natural selection and evolution. Unacceptable (0?63% of maximum points) Student inaccurately and without detail describes how the development of a special beak shape could affect a bird species? survival. High Grades (88?100% of maximum points) High scoring students will do the following: Score: Middle Grades (76?87% of maximum points) Middle scoring students will do the following: Low Grades (64?75% of maximum points) Low scoring students will do the following: Unacceptable (0?63% of maximum points) Writing is clear, focused, and organized with few errors in spelling, grammar or

 

punctuation. Writing may or may not be clear, focused, and organized and may or may not have errors in spelling, grammar or punctuation. Writing is not clear, focused, or organized and includes errors in spelling, grammar or punctuation. Comments: Writing 6 pts. max Writing is clear, focused, and organized with no errors in spelling, grammar or punctuation. Score: Comments: Total Score: Student Name:

 


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