Take the challenge
A simple wind chime from old silverware
Using a metal lid as a base, poke holes with a nail about an inch apart around the edge of the lid. Punch one hole in the center of the lid. Cut different lengths of twine no longer than the distance between your fingertips and elbow and string them through the holes, securing each string with a knot so that it can’t escape through the hole.
At the end of each piece of twine, tie a piece of silverware (or metal). Adjust the objects and twine length until you get a fun sound.
Hang your wind chime outside and listen to the melody. Observe the strength and direction of the wind, and how it affects your wind chime.
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Shorebirds are well adapted for their habitats. They generally have small bodies, long toes with little or no webbing, long legs and long, pointed wings. There are many varieties of bill shapes and sizes found among shorebirds. each is designed for reaching the type of food the bird eats. Their bodies range in size and shape from a six-inch snowy plover to the five-foot great blue heron. Shorebirds wade in shallow water or walk and run along the water’s edge. Their long legs allow them to wade without getting their bodies wet. Shorebirds also have a special preen gland at the base of their tail that keeps their feathers waterproof. Some, like the plover or killdeer, build their nests right on the rocky ground.