- UC Museum of Paleontology
- Classroom activity
Time: Two class periods.
Students learn about adaptive advantage, based on beak function, by simulating birds competing for various foods.
- [Evidence of evolution: Grades 6-8] There is a fit between organisms and their environments, though not always a perfect fit. (LS4.C)
- [Mechanisms of evolution: Grades 6-8] Organisms with similar requirements may compete with one another for limited resources.
- Disciplinary Core Idea LS4.C: Adaptation