Darwin's finches: read The Beak of the Finch and the illustration will make a lot more sense. (Hint: it's about evolution). The book won the 1995 Pulitzer for General Non-Fiction. Teams, this belongs on a leadership board.
Better than spoons, spatulas, sticks. Clipbirds activity from Berkeley bolsters student understanding of natural selection. Students use different size binder clips to represent the different size beaks of Darwin's finches.
This graphing activity walks students through the research of Peter and Rosemary Grant. The Grant's studied Darwin's finches on the Galapagos Islands and were able to correlate beak size with seed size and got excellent data during wet and dry seasons.