Item #: FB2130
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In the Beaks Flinn STEM Design Challenge™ kit for biology and life science, use predetermined beak designs and put into action a custom beak design to discover which perform better in different conditions.
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Physical attributes of organisms change over time to ensure the survival of a species. Bird beaks are no exception. What makes one beak better than another? In this activity, students use predetermined beak designs and put into action a custom beak design to discover which perform better with a variety of different food sources and changing environmental conditions. Students then analyze the data to create a custom beak that will survive through several generations.
Complete for 30 students working independently.
Materials Included in Kit:
Bamboo skewers, 12", 30
Bean, red (kidney) seeds, 1 lb
Bingo chips, red, transparent, 3/4", 300
Coarse gravel, 500 g
Corks, size 00, 200
Fishing lures, fat grub 3", june bug 316, pkg/75
Forceps, polypropylene, 5-1/2, 30
Forks, clear plastic, 30
Glass marbles, 14 mm, pkg/150
Pom poms, 1/2", black, 300
Straws, plastic, 1/4" o.d., 100
Styrofoam peanuts, 300
Toothpicks, plastic, blue, 2.5", pkg/300
Weighing dishes, disposable, 5.5 g, 5-1/2" x 5-1/2", 30