Bird Feeding Station Makes Science And Nature Come Alive
Our Bird Feeding Station makes science and nature come alive for you and your family. Whether you’re involved with homeschooling, virtual learning, hybrid learning, a youth group leader, or are just looking for something fun to do with the family, our Bird Feeding Station will bring mother nature right to you and then, let the learning begin.
Whether you’re doing distancing learning, or in the classroom or a hybrid of both worlds or are just looking for a fun way to incorporate STEAM learning with some fun, this easy to make Bird Feeding Station is the perfect answer and the best part is, you most likely have everything you already need to make this in your cupboards.
Spring is coming quickly and before you know it, the holidays will be here, and what better way to introduce your family to a fun and crafty way that promotes science and learning as well as the perfect way to reinforce small motor skills that are so important for a child’s development. So just what is STEAM learning?
STEAM is an educational discipline that aims to spark an interest and lifelong love of the arts and sciences in children from an early age. Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math are similar fields of study in that they all involve creative processes and none uses just one method for inquiry and investigation. Teaching relevant, in-demand skills that will prepare students to become innovators in an ever-evolving world is paramount, not only for the future of the students themselves but for the future of the country.
STEAM empowers teachers and parents to employ project-based learning that crosses each of the five disciplines and fosters an inclusive learning environment in which all students are able to engage and contribute. As opposed to traditional models of teaching, educators using the STEAM framework bring the disciplines together, leveraging the synergy between the modeling process and math and science content, for example, in order to blur the boundaries between modeling techniques and scientific/mathematical thinking. Through this holistic approach, students are able to exercise both sides of their brain at once. Our easy-to-make this Bird Feeding Station combines all of this and the best part is that it is open-ended which makes the possibilities endless as to what you and your kids can create.
Bird Feeding Station
Empty paper egg carton
Apple, chopped small
Natural Material Cord or String
Wool Cloth Strips
Carefully cut the lid off the egg carton
Cut a section of jute cord to the desired length and run through the holes in the carton from the bottom, as shown, to create the hanging cord
Cut the apple into small cubes
Fill each section of the egg carton with all of the different nest materials, the apple cubes, and the birdseed
Hang outside in the desired location and watch how grateful your neighborhood birds will be!
Let their imagination come alive and have fun learning at the same time with this easy to make Bird Feeding Station and let the hands-on learning begin. What other science activities have you created?