Beak Made for Eating – Animal Adaptations


Active science lesson all about flight.

Flight | science lesson | paper airplanes

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Bird beaks comes in different sizes, shapes and colors.  Some are long and flat while others are short and skinny.  There are beaks that look like spoons, and beaks that look like alien spaceships.  Did you ever wonder why bird beaks all look so different?  It all has to do with food.

With these activities you will learn why a hummingbird would have a hard time eating a frozen burrito!

What is included in the lesson

  • 3 different bird beak adaptation activities
  • Photos of different bird beaks with a “cheatsheet” of which tools match
  • Supply list and vocabulary

Time to Complete

30+ minutes




Population, variation in a population, adaptation

Next Generation Science Standards


Take it Outside

We suggest you take it outside if you can. It can easily be done in the schoolyard or the backyard.  Gives everyone more room to move.



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