Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Bird Beaks, Not Just For Show - Section 4: Explore


We looked at different bird beaks online and in print, however, the experience of modeling how a bird uses its beak allowed my students to truly understand that all adaptations have a purpose. They experienced the difficulty of trying to "feed" on food that was not suited for the type of beak that they were using and that helped them take the concept to higher level.

  Using models helps students reach a deeper understanding of the concept.
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Using models helps students reach a deeper understanding of the concept.
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Bird Beaks, Not Just For Show

Unit 10: Animal Adaptations
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all by using a model to simulate a beak.

Big Idea: Models help us better understand how animals adapt to their environment.

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Science, lab report, birds, adaptation, beaks, trait, models, animal
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