How Did They Build That?: The Bird’s Nest

How Did They Build That?: The Bird’s Nest


The Bird’s Nest in Beijing, China, is not your average bird’s nest. It is made of steel and can hold nearly 90,000 people. Made for the 2008 Summer Olympics, this building is just as exciting as the sports games played within it. Since the Olympics, the Bird’s Nest has continued to be a popular attraction for visitors. Read more to learn how this “nest” was created, how long it took to build it, and what it is being used for today.

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Grade 4-7 | Nonfiction | Softcover | $8.95 | ISBN: 978-1-62920-560-1 | Lexile: 1080 | GRL: W | English
Grade 4-7 | Nonfiction | Hardcover | $14.95 | ISBN: 978-1-62920-561-8 | Lexile: 1080 | GRL: W | English

How Did They Build That? – The Bird’s Nest:


  • Introduces students to the impact of infrastructure on cultures and communities around the world
  • Helps readers improve informational text comprehension
  • Provides opportunities to explore different potential career paths

Key features:

  • Fun facts to support learning in subject areas such as math, science, art, economics, and social studies
  • Exciting visuals to help support diverse learning styles
  • Primary sources such as photos to engage students in a personal way
  • Glossary to build student vocabulary

How Did They Build That?
How Did They Build That? is a book series for curious readers who would like to know how some of the world’s greatest buildings were made.

A whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

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