Structural and Behavioral Adaptations
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Learners participate in a role playing lab that allows students to experience how different beak adaptations play a role in the type of food the animal can eat, therefore playing a role in the survival of the species.
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Bird Adaptations Pre-visit Activity for the Minnesota Zoo
Students participate in a hands-on activity in order to analyze how physical and behavioral adaptations help and organism survive. Through the activity they look at the different kinds of bird beaks and how they are adapted to the type...
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