Tuesday, April 9, 2013

STEM project birds nests



 We were reading books about different types of birds making nests and the materials that are used. I designed a project that we could complete in class with a home project possible. Students used one box of toothpicks, 2 sticks of clay, and cotton balls. They had to decide the properties of their materials and their uses in the nest. Have you ever tried to build a nest just using natural materials? I was disappointed in my attempts. Good thing I'm not a bird. At home the kids had a wider list of materials available, and they look a little more interesting. All of the nests met the criteria of supporting 2 eggs and withstanding the hair dryer. Printables soon.

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