Sunday, 10 December 2017

Bird Adaptations

This week, we explored all about birds - feathers, beaks and claws adaptation of birds. I explained how adaptations help an organism to survive. 

We started with feathers. We identified down feathers and flight feathers from our feather collections.


To explain how birds have different types of beaks and the kind of food they eat, I used
1.     Straw to represent the beak of humming bird
2.     Scissor to represent the beak of eagle
3.     Pliers to represent the beak of parrot
4.     Tooth pick to represent the beak of kingfisher
5.     Spoon to represent the beak of a duck ( I don’t have a slotted spoon)
6.     Coffee filter to represent the beak of pelican



I made these cards to go with it. You can download it here.





We also talked about the shapes of claws and how birds have different foot according to their habitat and food habits.






Note: Please let me know, if there are any mistakes in the nomenclature cards.