Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Biology: Hunting etiquette

Which fork should you use...depends on that you're hunting!

This week we learned about adaptation. We decided to test which hand adaptation: fork, knife, or spoon would be best at hunting different types of prey such as marbles, rubber bands, and hair clips. These items were spread out on the grass, and the kids, with the help of forks, knives, or spoons went hunting. We found that spoons were best overall, but when it came to catching rubber bands, knives won hands down.

We concluded that there is no "perfect" adaptation. What works well in one environment may be less effective somewhere else.

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