In this 5E inquiry lesson, students discover how the beaks of different birds are shaped to get food that is available in their environment in order to survive. Following a formative assessment, students share ideas about bird beaks and how they help the birds get food by looking at visuals and considering possible functions for different types of beaks. In the following hands-on activity students investigate their ideas by using tools (models) representing different types of bird beaks to gather data on what types of tools are best for gathering various types of bird food. Students analyze and interpret the data to determine which type of "beak" worked best for gathering each type of "food." The lesson sequence wraps up with a class discussion circling back to the question, "Why are all bird beaks not the same?" (with students supporting their claims with evidence) before students are asked to make observations from photos of birds and construct an explanation on what they would eat.