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Battle of the Beaks


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

UC Museum of Paleontology

Grade level:

Two class periods.

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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