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Mar 21 2018

Bird builds a nest by Martin Jenkins

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Ill. by Richard Jones. Walker Books, 2018. ISBN 9781406355130
Highly recommended. This book about bird building a new nest ties in science themes into the story in a way that they can be read as part of the story or left out depending on the age of the audience.
Bird has a task that has to be completed, bird persists until the job is finished.
This book could be used with primary age students when looking at the topic of forces. Students could attempt to make their own nest and see what forces they need to make the perfect nest. It gives a different way to introduce STEM to students, that can make it easier to relate to the topic.
I highly recommend this book for use in STEM.
Karen Colliver

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