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Mrs Hunter

Term 1

In Year 6, we have been studying Evolution and Inheritance as part of our Science topic. We have explored the theories of Charles Darwin and his explanation of Natural Selection. We undertook an investigation into different birds’ beaks and their adaptations to their food source. The study Darwin completed into the different finches on the Galapagos island was crucial to his theory and so we followed in the footsteps of this scientific giant and naturalist (whilst having a fantastic time).

How are different birds’ beaks adapted to their food source? How do you think they have evolved over time?

We had a great time today in Year 6 today working out which bird had the best beak for the job! We used a range of equipment such as chopsticks, a wrench, a pipette, a plastic straw, a sieve, tongs and tweezers to mimic different-shaped bird beaks and find out which were best adapted to eating certain types of food.

We discovered that a tool that worked perfectly for one type of food was almost useless at eating another, showing the importance of adaptation in nature and the role in plays in evolution over time.

Star question: If all birds ate the same kind of food, would they all have the same-shaped beak?