Nests and Eggs

Discover the world of eggs and nests, asking the questions: 

  • why do birds lay eggs?
  • why are some eggs from two similar sized birds different sizes?
  • why are eggs different colours?
  • why are nests different shapes?

Students will then make their own nest to take home.

Suitable for

Years 2–6

Curriculum links

Year 2: Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)  

Year 3: Living things can be grouped on the bases of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU004)

Year 4: Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)

Year 5: Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)

Year 6: The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)

Session type



$5.50 per student


1.25–1.5 hours


Museum at Inveresk