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Bird Beaks

Year 6 have started their Evolution science unit of work by investigating birds’ beaks. After looking at the diagram below, produced by Charles Darwin after he visited the Galapagos Island, the children used different equipment to model different beak shapes. It was discovered that a nutcracker, emulating a strong thick beak, worked well to open a conker. Thin pointy beaks, represented by tweezers were able to pick up rice and beans easily. The sharp point of a needle was particularly good for skewering raisins or in our imagination, worms!

We enjoyed reading the names Darwin gave to the different species of finch – take a look below.