- Easier - Eggs are
special cells found in female animals. Nearly all
animals produce eggs. Some animals lay eggs outside
their body. For example, birds lay oval,
- Harder - Oology is
the study of eggs. Many animals lay eggs in water,
on leaves, or in nests. These eggs have a covering
that protects the developing creature. Turtles,
lizards, birds, fish, reptiles, dinosaurs, insects,
and some mammals lay eggs. Inside of an egg shell
is a yolk, embryo, albumen (white), and membranes.
The contents of the egg is used as food for the
- The eggs we eat are not fertilized. In other
words, no baby chick is being formed in the egg.
What remains are nutrients such as proteins,
carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. People
have collected and eaten eggs for thousands of
years. Most of the eggs people eat now come from
domesticated birds such as chickens. Eggs come in
different sizes, colors, and grades. People in
countries all over the world eat eggs.
- This website from the United Kingdom
provides easy-to-read information about eggs
including inside information, basic facts,
cooking information, the story of eggs, egg art,
and links. It also contains a teacher section.
The website contains excellent information,
diagrams, and activities.
Egg Board Web Site Home Page
- This website has a wide variety of
information about eggs. There are many sections
appropriate for children.
- Pages Within Website:
- 2) Basic Egg Facts http://www.aeb.org/facts/index.html
- 3) Eggcyclopedia http://www.aeb.org/eggcyclopedia/main_frame_page.html
- 4) Fascinating Egg Facts http://www.aeb.org/kidsandfamily/table_of_contents.htm
Egg Marketing Agency
- This website contains egg recipes,
nutritional and educational resources, egg
facts, egg crafts and a playground for children,
egg data and other egg-related site links.
- Pages Within Website:
- 2) Children's Playground http://www.canadaegg.ca/english/child/kids.html
- 3) Egg Colouring and Decorating http://www.canadaegg.ca/english/child/decorate.html
- 4) Extraordinary Egg http://www.canadaegg.ca/english/educat/intro.html
- 5) Teaching Modules http://www.canadaegg.ca/english/educat/teach.html
Eggs - Children's Activities
- This website from Australia contains lots of
children's activities including jokes, crafts,
games, coloring sheets, tricks, and activities.
It also includes sections on nutrition, recipes,
and farm to family.
- Pages Within Website:
- 2) Farm to Family http://www.goldeneggs.com.au/farm_to_family/index.html
- 3) Nutrition http://www.goldeneggs.com.au/nutrition/index.html
- 4) Recipes http://www.goldeneggs.com.au/recipes/index.html
- Using the websites, complete the
- Answer the Question. Which came
first, the chicken or the egg? Hold a
class debate, then go to the Which
Came First? page and check out their
answer. Try other egg questions
and answers. The questions and answers
page has good egg math activities
- Explore Egg Art. Read about the
history of Egg
Art. Learn more about the folk art of
egg painting from around the world at
Art: It's not Just for Easter,
Ukrainian Eggs, and Eggs
Around the World. Create your own egg
- Tell the Inside Story. What's
inside an egg? Create a diagram labeling
the parts. Use The
Inside Story for directions.
- Decorate Eggs. If you want to
decorate eggs, it's a good idea to blow
out the yolk or hard boil the eggs first.
Use a recipe
for hard-cooked eggs or the directions
out the yolk. Start at the Egg
Arts and Crafts, Crafty
Eggs, and Egg
Colouring and Decorating page for some
ideas for decorating eggs. Learn about the
It Around the USA project. Play a game
and guess the state for each egg. Create
your own state decorated egg.
- Trace an Egg. How do eggs get
from the farm to your family? Create a
poster showing how eggs are processed. Go
to the Golden
Eggs - Farm to Family for ideas.
- Join a Project. Join the
Egg Roll in the spring. Create your
own egg roll project.
- Create a Recipe Book. Locate
all the different ways that eggs can be
prepared. Create a recipe book using some
of the following resources: Egg
Children's Recipes, Recipes,
Egg Recipes and Student
- Create an Egg Pictionary. Use
Egg Facts for descriptions of
important egg words. Create your own class
pictionary including drawings that depict
- Practice Egg Safety. Do eggs
last forever in the refrigerator? Do I
need to wash eggs? Create a poster that
tells people the basic rules of egg and
food safety. Use the Egg
Handling and Care Guide, Egg
Safety, and Food
Handling for ideas.
- Share Egg Jokes. Read British
Egg Jokes. Write your own joke and
send it to Golden
- Use an Incubator. Read about
Eggs: A Step-by-Step Guide. Then, find
and hatch an egg in class. Keep a journal
of your activities.
- Explore Egg Animals. Read the
book Chickens Aren't the Only Ones
by Ruth Heller. Create a game matching the
eggs, babies, and animals. Make a chart
showing animals that hatch from eggs
- Try an Egg Experiment. Try an
egg race experiment in your classroom. Try
tricks and learn science at the same
time. Try the egg
races. Try egg
drop activities. Try the egg
expert website or the egg-sucking
snapple bottle experiment.
- Read about Eggs. Read the book
Horton Hatches an Egg. Would you
like to sit on a nest like Horton? Create
your own story about hatching an egg.
- Imagine a Creature. Go to the
Egg page and imagine what might be
inside the egg. Create your own
- Build a Nest. Read the book
A Nest Full of Eggs by Priscilla
Jenkins. Collect nest-making materials and
build your own nest.
- Take an Egg Quiz. Have some fun
taking the Egg
Quiz and the Egg
- Try Egg Activities. Explore the
Egg Playground and Golden
Eggs Children's Activities and try
some coloring pages, read some jokes, and
play some egg games. Try the Green
Eggs and Ham activities. Try the
Egg Factory (requires Shockwave).
- Compare Eggs and Life Cycles.
Compare the sizes of different types
of eggs including turtles, chickens, and
dinosaurs. Eggs play an important role in
the life cycle of many creatures such as
butterflies, birds, bees, frogs, and
dinosaurs. Create a chart comparing the
eggs in the life cycles of many different
creatures. Create a bulletin board or
mobile showing your results.
- Complete a Egg WebQuest.
Explore one of the webquests below:
- 1) Are Chickens the Only Ones?
(Grade 1) http://warrensburg.k12.mo.us/webquest/animals/index.htm
- 2) Be a Dino Detective http://www.scs.k12.tn.us/STT2000_wq/2-5/neeleya/default.htm
- 3) Create an Animal (Primary)
- 4) Hatching Eggs http://www.lfelem.lfc.edu/tech/DuBose/webquest/meneses/chicks.html
- 5) World of Chicks http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/mmyers/WebQuest2000/ChickWQk2/Chickwebquest1.htm
- Websites By Kids For Kids
- This third and fourth grade project explores
that incubation of eggs and the growth of
- Explore photographs and information about a
student egg drop project.
- Other Egg Student Projects:
- 2) All About Egg Drops http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/1856/egg.html
- 3) Egg Launcher Project http://www.baeg.engr.uark.edu/projects/student/EggLauncher/EggLaunch99.html
Accurately Do The Egg Producers Measure Their
- The purpose of this experiment was to see
how accurately the egg producers measure their
- This page was created by a student as part
of a larger project on kangaroos.
- Additional Websites About Eggs
- This page contains pictures and sounds of
hens and roosters. It also shows an egg
- Other Egg Hatching Sites:
- Chick Hatching http://www.msichicago.org/exhibit/chick/chickmov.html
Around the World
- This website provides an introduction to egg
painting around the world.
- Other Folk Art Egg Painting
- 2) A Delicate Art - Egg Decorating http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/Interdisciplinary/INT0016.html
- 3) Easter Eggs http://moscow-guide.ru/Culture/FolkArt/Eggs/index.htm
- 4) Egg Art: It's not Just for Easter
- 5) Egg Painting http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/egg/egg0397/eggpaint.html
- 6) Egg Tempera Painting Medium http://www.eggtempera.com/
- 7) How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs
- 8) Making Ukrainian Eggs http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/amorash/ukregg.html
- 9) Ukrainian Eggs http://www.civilization.ca/membrs/treasure/cat10eng.html
- A Virtual Exhibition
- This website from the Provincial Museum of
Alberta showcases eggs of the world including an
on-line field guide with over 300 egg images. It
also contains information on egg biology and egg
trivia. A glossary is also provided.
- Other Egg Identification Sites:
- 2) Amphibian Egg Identification Page
- 3) Bird Lesson http://www.kent.wednet.edu/staff/rlynch/sci_class/chap16/bird.html
- 4) Frog Egg Identification http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek//teacher/frogeggs.htm
- 5) Killdeer Egg http://home.istar.ca/~corax/WebD500L/KILL_Egg.html
- 6) Mystery Amphibian Egg Mass Page http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wlr/waterres/amphibian/mystery.htm
- Science Museum of Minnesota
- Explore the eggs of the Monarch butterfly
and learn how to collect them.
Eggs; A Step-by-Step Guide
- This web page provides step by step
instructions for hatching eggs.
to the Amniota
- This web page explains the structure of the
aminota egg. Turtles, lizards, birds, dinosaurs,
and some mammals lay this type of egg that helps
promote development off the egg. The page
contains a nice explanation and a good
Geographic Dinosaur Eggs
- This website contains great information and
resources on dinosaur eggs. Explore how people
hunt dinosaur eggs around the world and hatch
them to see the embryos.
- Websites For Teachers
- Explore this webpage that asks the question
"What do you imagine would have been in an egg
this big?" It contains photographs and projects
- Follow online science projects related to
raising chickens. Explore images inside an egg,
use database information, try some egg math, and
see diagrams showing the 21-day egg development
- Related Web Pages:
- 2) Activities http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/eggs/act04.html
- 3) EggMath http://chickscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/explore/eggmath/
- 4) Embryology http://chickscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/explore/embryology/
- 5) Imaging http://chickscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/explore/biological_imaging/
- 6) Incubation & Embyology http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/eggs/lessonplan.html
- In this project, students learn about
dinosaur eggs and how scientists can reassemble
the babies inside.
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
- This web page provides lots of art
activities involving eggs. It includes lots of
science activities such as a variety of
different kinds of egg drop projects.
Day Activities (Elementary)
- This web page provides lots of ideas for
holding an Egg Day at your school.
Sorting Lesson (K-2)
- In this lesson students learn to classify
and sort eggs by size, color, and animal.
- Multicultural Lesson Plans
- This lesson helps students explore how
different cultures use eggs. It integrates art,
science, math, and social studies.
- This page contains ten math activities
related to eggs.
is for Eggs (Primary)
- This thematic unit focuses on eggs and the
letter E for young children.
- Other Egg Theme Pages:
- 2) The Egg Theme Page http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Thebes/9893/eggs.htm
- 3) Egg Fun http://www.eecs.umich.edu/mathscience/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/egg2.html
Egg to Chick (Primary)
- This web page focuses on activities related
to raising chicks and egg experiments. Explore
art projects and science activities.
- Similar Websites:
- 2) Egg Science http://www.angelfire.com/la/kinderthemes/escience.html
From An Egg (Kindergarten)
- After reading the book Chickens Aren't
The Only Ones by Ruth Heller, students
identify animals that hatch from eggs.
- Other Webpages Based on Books:
- 2) Chickens Aren't the Only Ones http://www.angelfire.com/la/kinderthemes/chickens.html
- 3) Horton Hatches the Egg http://www.nancypolette.com/LitGuidesText/horton.htm
1 - All About Eggs (Grade 2)
- In this lesson, students make a list of
animals that lay eggs and find out how the baby
animal inside gets the protection and air that
it needs to survive.
Cycles Study: From Egg to Chick (Grade 2)
- Embryology is the focus of this second grade
unit that involves students in recording the
temperature and humidity of an incubator,
turning the chicken eggs, candling the eggs to
observe the growth and development of the
embryos, and caring for the chicks when they
hatch. The life cycles of frogs, moths and
butterflies is also included in this study.
All the EGGS-citement About EGGS?
- This article contains lots of ideas for
integrating egg activities into your
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