STEAM: BIRDS’ BEAKS AND HOW BIRDS EAT

Through a variety of hands-on activities, our Upper School and Montessori students moved from center to center learning about the mechanics of different bird beaks. Focusing on the beaks of songbirds, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, water fowl, and tropical birds, they learned how beaks work and how birds eat and feed their young. Specialized beaks enable birds to pick up seeds and insects, “drill” for insects, crush nuts and shells, drink nectar from flowers and blossoms, and filter water. Amazing!