The following post was written in collaboration with Jonathan Daly, WGBY intern and recent UMASS graduate:
One of the great things about summer is how lively nature and wildlife becomes. There is an abundance of ecosystems that thrive during the summertime, and it seems appropriate to study nature now or after students return to school when videos such as this can bring nature alive.
PBS LearningMedia features a multitude of resources on biology and the study of nature. Birds: Designers, Engineers, and Builders of Nests features clips from the series NATURE — including video clips such as this one from Nature Nuggets — as well as activities, discussion questions and handouts that correspond with their respective lessons. This resource will help give students insight into how and why birds create their nests and behave the way they do in the wild.
Be sure to check out this resource on PBS LearningMedia as well as the thousands of other resources that you can search by subject, grade, content area and more.