Texas birds with different beaks
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Hide and Beak

In this challenge participants will explore a variety of Texas birds, describe the relationship between a bird’s anatomy, particularly its beak size and shape, and its feeding behavior and diet and compare beak structures and their corresponding functions.

Challenge provided by: Texas Science & Natural History Museum
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Recurring Event icon Recurring Event
Start Date: Jun 14, 2024
Less than 30 minutes icon < 30 minutes Moderate icon Moderate Indoor Only icon Indoor
Admission cost (visit our website for details) icon Fixed Fee (Admission cost (visit our website for details))

This Challenge is for:

  • All Ages
  • PK-K
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • Formal Educators
  • Informal Educators

Challenge Topics:

  • Animals and Wildfire
  • Biodiversity

This Challenge is accessible for:

  • People with Hearing Impairments
  • People with Mobility Impairments
  • People with Developmental Impairments
  • People with Sensory Sensitivities

Things you’ll need...

Don’t forget your...

  • Clipboard
  • Pencil
  • Downloaded and printed material

To complete this challenge

Step one

Download the material.

First download the material. We have provided a variety of activities suitable for different age groups and abilities. Decide which activity works best for you and make copies.

Step two

Visit the museum.

Visit Texas Science & Natural History Museum. Plan your visit: https://sciencemuseum.utexas.edu/

Step three

Explore and learn!

Explore Texas birds on the 3rd floor Wildlife Gallery and use the printed material to learn about the feeding habits of a variety of birds.

Step four

Earn your badge!


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