A wonderful parent offered to cage her birds and bring them to class or us to observe. The kids were very excited and of course equally curious. We had a question and answer session and wouldn't you know...the proverbial question got asked by a 5 year old! "What was first...the chicken or the egg?" So we took a vote: 7 said the chicken came first and 12 said the egg had to come first...4 abstained, Too adorable.
After our visit, we worked on a chicken life cycle activity for our science journals. A copy of that activity is below. First, here are some pictures from our "egg-citing" morning!
|We learned eggs are not all white.|
|Four sweet chicks|
|Tons of excitement trying to see.|
|Aren't they cute?|
|Mama was a little camera shy.|
And as promised...a chicken life cycle freebie for you!
The hen lays an egg
HERE is a link to a good oviparous animals sort that we used. It comes from Happy Brown House and really made the kids think. It cracked me up how many kinders asked me if pigs lay eggs!
Many other good ideas for an oviparous animal unit can be found HERE.
Best wishes...and may your kids crack you up as much as mine did! =)