Why do some birds have short beaks and some birds have long beaks?  Have you ever seen how a Pelican gets its food?   Children will learn about the diversity of bird beaks and how birds have adapted to their environment and food sources through hands on activities, books and crafts.  All activities are aligned to Colorado Academic Standards.  Activities are child led but require adult supervision for set up and during the activities.  InvestiCrates include lesson plans for each activity and include extension activities for further exploration.

Activities Include:

Beaks! Book

Bird Beak Sort

Exploring Bird Beaks Lab

Birds and Their Food Cards

Bird Kite Craft


***Activities in Bird Beak Buffet are designed for children ages 5-10.  Children younger or older may still enjoy the activities but younger children may need more support for activities.

Circuit Sort

Squishy Dough Circuits

Snap Circuits

Light Up Card

Make Your Own Quizboard

***Activities in Circuits are designed for children ages 6-12. Children younger or older may still enjoy the activities but younger children may need more support for activities.

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    • Kit rentals are for five days from Tuesday mornings to Saturday afternoon.
    • Payment is due before or at time of picked up.
    • Kits can be picked up and returned at the Museum, 2565 Airport Road.
    • Kits must be returned the following Saturday by 5:00pm.
    • There will be a $30 per day late fee for each additional day beyond the return day.
    • We expect our kits to be used with respect and to have all materials returned to us properly and in good condition. If the kit is damaged, lost or missing pieces, a minimum $100 replacement fee will be charged.
    • Please review the Terms & Conditions before purchase.
    • A Rental Policy (located in the Terms & Conditions) must be signed and returned to PPCM prior to picking up the kit.
    • All InvestiCrates and contents are cleaned with Chlorox Wipes between rentals.
      Colorado Academic Standards:1.2.1. All organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions.2.2.2. A range of different organisms lives in different places.3.2.3. Different organisms vary in how they look and function because they have different inherited information; the environment also affects the traits that an organism develops.3.2.5. Sometimes differences in characteristics between individuals of the same species provide advantages in survival and reproduction.

      4.2.1. Organisms have both internal and external structures that serve various functions.