Animal Builders Unit – Curious Trails Nature Study

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Join us as we explore the animal kingdom’s most remarkable builders: birds, termites, prairie dogs, and beavers!

Throughout each CURIOUS TRAILS NATURE STUDY you’ll find open-and-go topic study guides and lots of hands-on-activities ranging from S.T.E.M. projects, art invitations, nature journaling, cooking together, and more! This family-style unit is divided into 4 weekly nature lessons with activities that follow and ideas for our younger and older learners. Come together for our unit celebration to study nature poetry while enjoying delicious Bird Nest Cupcakes!

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What’s included in the Curious Trails Animal Builders Unit Study:

LESSON ONE: BIRD NESTS
• Discover how 8 types of bird nests are constructed.
• Compare and contrast nest designs while exploring their advantages and disadvantages.
• Build your own bird nest using natural materials.
• Extend your learning by researching how plastic pollution affects bird nesting behaviors.

LESSON TWO: TERMITE MOUNDS
• Discover the three castes of termites and their amazing life underground.
• Go inside a termite mound to visit the royal chambers, nurseries, and fungal gardens, then create a 3-D model for your nature table.
• Learn how termites engineer their mounds as giant ventilation and air conditioning units!
• Conduct a hands-on demonstration to see how temperature changes power the air circulation through termite nests.

LESSON THREE: PRAIRIE DOG TOWNS
• Tour a prairie dog town and meet its inhabitants.
• Learn how prairie dogs use Bernoulli’s Principle to passively ventilate their home.
• Design your own prairie dog burrow as we learn the function of each room.
• Diagram a prairie town ecosystem and learn why prairie dogs are considered a keystone species in their grassland habitat.

LESSON FOUR: BEAVER DAMS
• Discover how beavers design and build their dams and lodges.
• Explore the adaptations that make beavers nature’s master builders.
• Complete our beaver dam STEM challenge.
• Test how dams filter and clean our water systems.

UNIT CELEBRATION
Discover nature poetry while enjoying delicious bird nest cupcakes.

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