Building Bird Nests

edited by: William C. Ritz and William Straits

This activity is about using different materials to build a bird nest. Before starting, share books about different types of birds’ nests and discuss the many different materials, locations, sizes, and shapes. Children will choose materials and begin building their nests on a paper plate. But what’s important is that they have an opportunity to see and work with different nest-building materials and think about how a bird might go about making a nest. A materials list, internet resources, standards, and safety practices are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, Preface, About the Editors, Introduction, Simple Graphing for Young Children, Science Teaching Boards and Boxes, Basic Materials List, and Index.

Grade Levels

Early Childhood


Earth & Space Science Pre-K Science and Engineering Practices


Type Book ChapterPub Date 5/8/2019Pages 47Stock # PB208E2_4L

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