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Bird's the Word: Battle of the Beaks

from Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

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Birds are one of the easiest animals to view in our neighborhood or out in the wild. Through observation, we can investigate physical features, unique behaviors, and adaption strategies that help birds to survive in the environment. Join us as we study some familiar birds from the museum's science collection. We will learn about bird characteristics, identify species, and discover different shapes of bird beaks.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $100.00
Point to Point Premium: $100.00

*Due to shipping costs, schools outside of the United States will be provided with a list of materials to gather for their program rather than a kit being mailed to your school.

Teachers/coordinators must visit www.connect2texas.net after registering on CILC to complete reservation process.


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:


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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for cancellations due to weather or technology difficulties. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Fort Worth, TX
United States

Let the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History come to you! You
and your students can connect and interact LIVE with the Museum’s team
of experts without leaving your campus! Utilizing interactive distance
learning in the classroom, your students can explore science and history
with Museum curators, staff and special guests. These 50-minute
sessions correlate with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and National Standards.

To register
for a program, please go to www.Connect2Texas.net and
click on Events.  Available programs are listed by date and time but you
can narrow down the search by selecting Fort Worth Museum of Science and History from
the program filter. If you would like to request a program on a specific date
and time, email distancelearning@fwmsh.org or call (817)255-9472.

Anne Santana

Program Details


1. Program begins with a quick survey of students' prior knowledge of the different types of birds.
2. We'll examine and look at different characteristics of birds as well as their beak structure.
3. Your students will watch a 3 minute video of live birds feeding in the wild.
4. We will conduct a Battle of the Beaks activity in groups and record the data.


The participant will:
- become familiar with different birds and bird beaks
- develop an understanding about adaptations and discover different shapes of bird beaks
- identify what kinds of food are suited for different shapes of beaks
- develop an appreciation of unique bird behaviors and identify species

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Life Science
LS3.B As a result of activities in grades k-5, all students should develop understanding of
-The structure and function of organisms
-The organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
-The variation of traits

LS2D As a result of activities in grades 3-5, all students should develop understanding of
-Social interactions and group behavior

State Standards

1.2,2.2,3.2,4.2,5.2,6.2 The student uses scientific inquiry methods during laboratory and outdoor investigations

1.4,2.4,3.4,4.4,5.4,6.4 The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry

1.9,2.9 the student knows that living organisms have basic needs

1.10,2.10,3.10,4.10,5.10 animals have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments