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STEM Challenge: Build a Nest {Organisms and Environments}

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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Challenge your students with this STEM/STEAM activity! Students will construct their own nest using materials of your choice! Three suggested themes are included: Peeps Nest, Natural Nest and Recycled Nest. Your students will have fun creating and learn about why bird's build nests.

What's Included in this STEM Activity:

Why Do Bird's Build Nests? Mind Map

STEM Challenge worksheet

Optional Rubric and Editable Rubric

Teacher Instructions

Student Samples (Easter Theme)


How I use this in my classroom:

The first version I did of this project used jelly beans and toothpicks to construct a nest for “Peeps Eggs” as fun Easter activity, but I felt like it had more potential for educational value, so I spruced it up a little. I did not list materials on the challenge worksheet because the possibilities are as far as your imagination will take you. I wanted to leave the project open for your own spin!

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Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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