Science Sunday: experimenting with eggs



experimenting with eggs

We’re getting closer and closer to finishing up our bird study.  And then it’s a chapter or so on flying reptiles and we’ve finished our study of Flying Creatures (affiliate link).

experimenting with eggs


As we read what’s in an egg I realized they weren’t getting it, so I cracked a few eggs open and we looked at it to figure out the different parts of an egg.  Hmmm, that reminds me I need to go look up a graphic of an egg……  Excuse me as I dash off to Homeschool Share.

Okay, found almost exactly what I need: here.


egg experiment


Then I pulled teeth to get descriptions of what the egg felt like and what the different parts are for.  Really you’d think I was torturing them with how they were acting.




It’s mainly Superman talking there, with me pulling better descriptions out of them.  But, sometimes to truly learn something (like the parts of an egg) you have to get hands on and gross.

cooking our eggs


And then you need to cook said science information.  It’s very scientific.  And yes, you do need an oven mitt the size of your arm to cook an egg.



Then happily devour any evidence.  A little later this afternoon (when they’re done eating lunch/watching VeggieTales – An Easter Carol, affiliate link) we’re going to test their egg holders…….


Egg picture from John Loo, photo was modified from original


14 responses to “Science Sunday: experimenting with eggs”

  1. Great project! We did a couple things with birds last week this would have went well =)

  2. Melanie Avatar

    It's great how much they can learn from something simple like cracking some eggs open.

  3. learning ALL the time!!/Susan Avatar
    learning ALL the time!!/Susan

    You know Ticia, I bet they did have fun with the whole project, even if it was a bit like pulling teeth for you. I run into that phenomenon here too, many times 😉

  4. MaryAnne Avatar

    Great idea to cook and eat the eggs! Your son (Superman?) has a great smile in that video!

  5. Phyllis Avatar

    This was adorable!

  6. Debbie Avatar

    This is one that Selena would have loved to have been a part of, she still talks about our egg experiment a year ago. I know I struggled with her playing with a raw egg, but how else are they going to learn? Now you should take them out with a boiled egg and a raw egg and do an egg drop like we did, just seal them in zip lock baggies to avoid the mess, and don't tell them which one is which.

  7. I bet they were just enjoying the “goo” too much to talk about it…I know I would be, but then I was the girl in high school who looked forward to dissecting critters in Biology…


  8. “Icky” is probably a good definition for a raw egg 🙂 Great hands-on experiment!

  9. Our Country Road Avatar
    Our Country Road

    My kids all came running since my computer was talking. They had all kinds of questions about the other kids in the video-do we know them? Are they in a school? What are they doing? It was an education lesson all its own lol! Love the idea to document this in a video. And, I'm glad the kids got to eat the eggs :).

  10. Christy Avatar

    I love the video!

  11. An Almost Unschooling Mom Avatar
    An Almost Unschooling Mom

    Magic School Bus has an episode about the inside of chicken's eggs – you might want to check it out, if you haven't, yet. Have you watched the “new” Veggie Tale Easter show? I just saw it on Netflix, but I'm afraid we'll be disappointed, so I think I preview it first.

  12. Laura O in AK Avatar
    Laura O in AK

    I didn't even think to have my boys get 'messy' with eggs when we studied birds a few years back. Of course, they'd already helped with cracking eggs for breakfast and saw what was inside then. They just didn't touch them.


  13. DannieA Avatar

    Hey, just recently figured out that you're a blogging rockstar 🙂 Love the 'touching' of the eggs 🙂

  14. I think the my comment got lost somehow. Hopefully I am not repeating myself.

    Great idea to get hands on with the eggs! I love the video.

    We had a few medical mishaps this week, so weren't not able to link up, but we will join in again next week. I'll have fun looking through the other posts!

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