Identify Criteria (15 minutes) > Print/View All Notes
In this activity, students will consider different design considerations and decide which are most important. Assist STEM groups as they work in their teams to make decisions. In reality, they will have to consider nearly all of the criteria as they design nest boxes. The least important is decoration: for the most part, birds do not care how the outside of the birdhouse is decorated. Birds will also use nest boxes of many different colors—but it is a good idea not to paint birdhouses dark colors if they will be placed in direct sunlight.