"What's in a Nest?"

  • bird nest
  • tweezers (optional)
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one Examine the nest. Ask: How many different things can you see?

two Gently pull the nest apart.

three Sort and categorize the various types of elements.
  • Natural vs. Man-made
  • Living vs. Non Living
  • Rough vs. Smooth
  • Long vs. Short
  • Optional: Any other comparison category

four Extension Idea: Try placing one nest in a shallow dish of water to see if anything will grow from it.

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