AN EGG-CELLENT PROGRAM
Featuring Where Do Chicks Come From? with "Eggs-periments"
Program for Grades K - 2
Where Do Chicks Come From? is a part of the well-respected Lets-Read-and-
Find-Out Science series. In this book, I explain what happens inside an egg
from fertilization through hatching. Using visuals, including PowerPoint
slides of research, rough drafts, and pencil sketches, and an original, framed
illustration, I outline the various stages of writing a nonfiction book. I
conclude this part of the program with a "Surprising Facts about Chickens"
slide show quiz in an interactive true/false format.
In the second part of the program, I lead students and teachers in conducting several hands-on eggs-pediments
exploring the properties of eggs, including identifying the inside parts of an egg, testing the strength of the shell, and
learning about its shape. Scientific method terms, such as hypothesis, prediction, and experiment are introduced.
Student questions are always encouraged.
Photo credit for Photo 2: Rebecca Morrison; for photos 3 - 6: Julie Simonson