Build a Bird Nest STEM Challenge

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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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Birds build the most amazing nests and they don't even have hands! In this STEM challenge your students try their hand at engineering a nest that is large enough and sturdy enough to hold up to 4 eggs and a sitting bird. (I use mini plastic eggs and a Beanie Baby bird.) They use the same materials that birds commonly use, but have the benefit of fingers and thumbs - it still isn't easy!

For older students you can challenge them to find a way to secure their nest to a "tree". Your students will come away with a whole new appreciation for birds and their nest building abilities.

This product includes:
-links to picture books and videos that can be used to introduce and kick off the challenge
-background information for the students
-explanation of challenge
-detailed list of criteria, suggested materials, and allowed tools
-student design brief
-evaluation tool
-teacher tips

This challenge can be tied to NGSS Structure, Function and Information Processing, Life Processes, or Seasonal Change standards in science, as well as Measurement in math.
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11
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Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

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Build a Bird Nest STEM Challenge
Build a Bird Nest STEM Challenge
Build a Bird Nest STEM Challenge
Build a Bird Nest STEM Challenge