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Battle of the Beaks

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Overview:
Students learn about adaptive advantage, based on beak function, by simulating birds competing for various foods.

Author/Source:
UC Museum of Paleontology

Grade level:
6-8

Time:
Two class periods.

Concepts:
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.

  • There is a fit between organisms and their environments, though not always a perfect fit. (LS4.C)

  • Organisms with similar requirements may compete with one another for limited resources.

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