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Best Beak Investigation - Jan 25, 2022


As part of our enquiry question ‘How do living things change over time and place?’ unit in Science we talked about the scientist Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. To explore his findings, linked with his study on the Galapagos Islands, where he noticed finches had variations of beak shapes and had adapted to different types of food available on the island, we investigated which type of “beak” was the most successful for picking up each type of “food”. Our beaks were bulldog clips, chopsticks, scissors and straws and our food included strawberry laces as worms, lentils as seeds and marshmallows as flies. Before the experiment we made a prediction as to which beak would be most suitable for each food and then concluded as to if our predictions were correct.