Beak Business Activity
Students simulate different kinds of birds with a variety of beak types to learn about how different beak designs in birds are used to gather food in a variety of niches.
Chicken Wing Dissection
Students examine the structure and function of bones in a chicken wing, and compare them to the structure and function of bones in humans. The students investigate the bones, describe them, and make inferences about how they work.
Students learn the biological reasons for tooth and enamel decay, and the importance of brushing their teeth. Using a hardboiled egg as a model of a tooth, and vinegar as a model for acid-produced by bacterial in the mouth, students observe how acid from vinegar erodes the hard surface of the eggshell.
Fish Circulation Activity
Students observe live goldfish under a microscope to look at the blood vessels and circulation in the fish’s tail. Students learn the difference between types of blood vessels, how the blood circulates, and are able to see blood circulation occurring under a microscope.
Students learn about different types of joints, where they are located in the body, and what they do. Students create a model joint out of household objects, and use different objects to represent different parts of the joint.