The Beak of the Finch Fun Activities

Jonathan Weiner
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Build a diorama of Daphne Major.


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.

Darwin's Writings

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


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


Create a scale model of the Sandwalk in your classroom.

Laboratory Tools

Visit your school's biology laboratory and see if you can recognize any tools like the ones the Grants use on Daphne Major.

Map of the Galapagos Islands

Print off a map of the Galapagos Islands on large paper and pinpoint some of the key locations, such as the islands on which Darwin stopped.


Using materials that are available to you at home and in the...

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