Why do you think most birds lay their eggs in spring, and not other seasons?
Every spring, birds build nests. Why does a bird need a nest?
Can you think of ways having a nest helps a bird?
If you can take your students outside, go for a walk where you look and listen for birds. In an urban schoolyard, you might see sparrows and pigeons and crows. In a park pond, you’re likely to see ducks and geese and coots. There are birds almost everywhere, even in the middle of a city!
If you can’t go for a walk, consider setting up a window bird feeder for your classroom. Maybe the birds will come to you!
To give your students a close-up look at birds, check out the bird feeder cam, live from Cornell Labs in Ithaca, New York. Ask students questions about what they see.
The birds you see will depend on the season of the year, so consider checking the feeder cam at different times of the year.