Wild East Devon outdoor learning in the garden activity: Scientific Nests For Mice

You could make it a competition between children or one child could make several nests. Whilst doing this science investigation encourage children to make predictions and think about whether the test is fair. Encourage children to talk about the different materials and which might be good at keeping the heat in. You could extend the experiment to consider things like whether it makes a difference if the nests are wet or dry, whether the nest material or thickness makes a difference or whether it is better for your nest to be on or off the ground. Maybe it would make a difference if there were more than one mouse in the nest?

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