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Lesson Worksheet: Adaptation: Investigations Science

In this worksheet, we will practice explaining and predicting the survival advantage of being well adapted to eating the available food in a habitat and investigating this on birds’ beaks.

Q1:

Which beak description is wrong?

  • AScissor beak
  • BClothespin beak
  • CTweezer beak
  • DSpoon beak

Q2:

This grassland habitat has lots of grass to eat.

Grassland

Which animal will survive best here?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

What is the animal in part 1 best adapted to do that will help it survive the best in this habitat?

  • AEating meat
  • BSwimming
  • CEating grass
  • DSurviving the heat

Q3:

A class is investigating how different beaks are adapted for picking up different types of food.

They are given these items to represent different beaks.

They are given these items to represent different foods.

Their results are in the table below.

BeakLarger Foods (Paper Clips, Rubber Bands, Toothpicks)Medium-Sized Food (Pasta)Smaller Foods (Seeds, Dry Beans, Rice)
Spoon259
Clothespin7414
Tweezer1227
Scissor775

Which beak is the best for picking up larger foods?

  • AScissor beak
  • BClothespin beak
  • CSpoon beak
  • DTweezer beak

Q4:

A class is investigating how different beaks are adapted for picking up different types of food.

They are given these items to represent different beaks.

They are given these items to represent different foods.

Their results are in the table below.

Beak Paper Clips Rubber Bands Toothpicks Pasta Seeds Dry Beans Rice
Spoon 0 2 0 5 4 5 0
Clothespin 2 3 2 4 7 6 1
Tweezers 4 4 4 2 0 0 7
Scissors 0 4 3 7 1 1 2

Pick the group of items that matches the results for the spoon.

  • AGroup D
  • BGroup B
  • CGroup A
  • DGroup C

Q5:

A class has an idea to build a better-adapted bird’s beak.

What could they test to try to improve their design?

  • ATry chopsticks of different colors
  • BTry the same chopsticks as in the first design
  • CTry chopsticks of different lengths
  • DTry removing the chopsticks from the design

Q6:

A class is investigating how different beaks are adapted for picking up different types of food.

They are given these items to represent different beaks.

They are given these items to represent different foods.

Their results are in the table below.

Beak Paper Clips Rubber Bands Toothpicks Pasta Seeds Dry Beans Rice
Spoon 0 2 0 5 4 5 0
Clothespin 2 3 2 4 7 6 1
Tweezer 4 4 4 2 0 0 7
Scissor 0 4 3 7 1 1 2

Fill in the blank: The best beak for picking up seeds is the beak.

  • Atweezer
  • Bspoon
  • Cscissor
  • Dclothespin

Q7:

A class is investigating how different beaks are adapted for picking up different types of food.

They are given these items to represent different beaks.

They are given these items to represent different foods.

Pick the student who has made a prediction for this investigation.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

Q8:

A class is investigating how different beaks are adapted for picking up different types of food.

They are given these items to represent different beaks.

They are given these items to represent different foods.

Pick the correct order of steps the class needs to take for the investigation.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

Q9:

Which type of bird beak has been labeled incorrectly?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

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