Students have planned, designed, gathered supplies and today they built and tested their bird beak designs. The goal was for each group to build a beak that would allow them to "eat": seeds, beans, worms and nectar. The groups put their beaks to the test. We found that some of the beaks worked better for certain foods or nectar. They talked about how they could make changes to the beaks and improve on their designs. Two of the classes took part in the activity today. The remaining two classes will be in the STEM Lab on Monday when we return from break.
Today we talked about how bird beaks are perfectly adapted to what they eat. We looked at lots of examples of birds and their beaks, and specifically looked at how the beaks are perfect for the type of food they eat. They will be taking part in a STEM activity. Students will be working in groups to build the best bird beak. Their bird beak has to be able to "EAT" woms, seeds, cereal and drink nectar. They made their plans and designed the beaks. Next time....they build!
Mrs. Guckert is the STEM Lab Teacher at Rocky Mount Elemetary. This is her 4th year teaching at Rocky Mount. The STEM Lab is fully funded by the Rocky Mount Elementary School Foundation. This program would not be possible without the generous donations to the Foundation from the Rocky Mount community.