Building a Nest: Science Project

Last week, Kabir built a nest and grew appreciation for the bird’s talent of building a nest.

This is the first nest he built using leaves, twigs and liquid starch (to compensate for the bird’s saliva). We tried putting it on a tree and it disintegrated.

Nest with leaves, twigs and liquid starch

This is the second nest he built using pine straw, leaves, mud and liquid starch (to compensate for the bird’s saliva).

Nest
Nest

We browsed following web pages to see different kind of nests:
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-15-incredible-photographs-birds-nests
http://www.biokids.umich.edu/guides/tracks_and_sign/build/birdnests/
http://liveandlearnfarm.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Zoology-Lesson-5-Nesting.pdf

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