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Bird Beaks: What They Tell Us

Bird Beaks: What They Tell Us | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever noticed that different birds have different beaks? We're going to explore why this is and what it can tell us about the birds.


The hypothesis is that the shape of a bird's beak is related to what it eats.

Method & Materials

You will visit a bird facility, take pictures of different birds, find tools that resemble the beaks, and research the birds' diets.
You will need internet access, access to a bird facility, a camera, and a journal.


After completing the experiment, we found that the shape of a bird's beak is related to what it eats. The most interesting observation was that the design of the high speed bullet-train, the Shinkansen, was borrowed from the beak of the Kingfisher.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows how nature can be used to inspire human inventions.

Also Consider

Variations: Try to find other tools that resemble bird beaks, or research the purpose of the beaks beyond just obtaining food.

Full project details

You can find additional information and details for this science fair project here. Have fun exploring!

Related videos

Hey there! Here are some awesome videos about this science project that we think you'll really like. They're not only super fun, but they'll also help you learn more about the science behind the project. So sit back, relax, and get ready to have some fun!!
Get ready to be amazed by the incredible variety of birds and their beaks! These videos shows how the different shapes and sizes of their beaks help them to eat a variety of foods. From long, thin beaks for sipping nectar to sharp, pointy beaks for catching fish, you'll discover the amazing adaptations that help birds survive in their unique environments!
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