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The Woods Academy

Where curiosity and confidence thrive.
Can You Think Like a Bird?
Ms. Talbot, Ms. Clark, & Ms. O'Keeffe, 4th Grade Teachers

Fourth graders spent time this month learning about birds and the types of nests that different birds build. After exploring various nests, fourth-graders were presented with the following engineering challenge: Can you find natural materials and make a bird nest that can hold three eggs?   

Students had to think like a bird and determine what kind of nest they could build that would be sturdy and comfortable. They spent time outside collecting natural materials and then got to work building a nest! Students reflected on the following questions:

How well was your nest constructed?

Did it hold three eggs?

What did you learn about construction and engineering?  

Take a look at the photos in the Bird Nest Challenge album under 4th Grade on Vidigami to see these cool creations!