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Bird Nests


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Bird Nests

In this outdoor activity, learners build bird nests and place them in the activity area, then play the role of naturalists as they try to locate each other's nests. Learners consider how bird nests vary in shape, materials and location. After the activity, learners are encouraged to take home the nests they made and place them in a tree or bush to see if any birds nest in them or borrow materials from them for their own nests.

Quick Guide


Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Model

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • copies of Nesting Notes (in PDF)
  • pencils
  • bird-nest frames (see Equipment Card in PDF)
  • thin strips of flagging
  • data board
  • marking pen
  • Bird-Nest Frame Equipment Card
  • colored flagging
  • 2 containers of water (for making)
  • scissors
  • aluminum wire

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
      • Human Impact

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Nature and Environment
  • Physical Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The Regents of the University of California, ©1980

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