The Beak of the Finch Fun Activities

Jonathan Weiner
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 112 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.

1. Diorama

Build a diorama of Daphne Major.

2. Finches

Check out a bird book from the library and research finches a little further. Through looking at the illustrations, try to pinpoint some of the differences between species that the book discusses.

3. Darwin's Writings

Read and discuss a few relevant excerpts of Darwin's writing.

4. Barnacles

Research the anatomy of barnacles and try to see some of the variations that Darwin saw.

5. Sandwalk

Create a scale model of the Sandwalk in your classroom.

6. Laboratory Tools

Visit your school's...

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