The following describes a lab on natural selection.
The materials needed for this lab included a bowl of toothpicks, a bowl of dried macaroni, a spoon, a forceps, a binder clip, a scissors, a plastic cup and a timing device. The procedure for this lab was performed as follows: the number of toothpicks able to be consumed (picked up) in a 30 second period by the spoon was recorded. This trial was repeated a total of three times, then the spoon’s ability to consume macaroni for a period of 30 seconds was recorded for three trials. This procedure was repeated with each bird beak. Averages were calculated for each beak’s ability to consume each food item.
What are the possible conclusions or outcomes one could reach from this experiment? Select all that apply.
The spoon is best used for consuming macaroni over toothpicks.
The higher the temperature, the better the forceps work at collecting food.
The scissors are better at collecting than consuming.
The mass of the food consumed is less than what they need to survive.
The plastic cup represents the stomach of the bird.