Nest Sweet Nest

Lesson Overview

Designed for students (and adults!) of all ages. This lesson dives into the craft of nest-building by animals big and small. First, students will learn all about why animals build nests and study examples of incredible nests around the world. Then, students have options to create a nest using a variety of materials and/or mediums, write a nest-themed poem or short story, head outdoors for a neighborhood nest scavenger hunt, or choose a combination of each

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  • Nest Sweet Nest Presentation
  • Activity Sheet

  • Assortment of nest building materials (collected)
  • Choice of nest building craft supplies
  • Pencil and writing paper
  • Camera or phone with camera
  • Binoculars
  • Coloring supplies

  • 2-LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
    Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
  • 3-LS3-2 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
    Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
  • 4-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
    Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
  • MS-LS1-4 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
    Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.

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