~Exploring an egg without a shell.
Our chickens left us an oddity. An interesting, amazing oddity. It made us curious.
An egg without a shell.
How did that happen?
We decided to investigate.
The egg felt rubbery, like a water balloon. It was soft and surprisingly hard to break.
What could be inside?
We carefully opened the membrane.
Our egg was perfectly formed inside the membrane. Why did this happen?
The membrane was fun to play with. It felt like rubbery paper, tough but very slippery.
Now for some research!
We found some really cool stuff!
We found the above picture on a great website that explained how eggs are formed. They are eggs from a hen they butchered. I love how the different stages are represented so well. Click on the picture to be taken to the website for more.
We finished our lesson by drawing and labeling the different parts of an egg.
I’m so thankful for the opportunity to explore with the kids. Obviously, this was not the lesson I had planned for today. I’m thankful that my state allows such freedom and flexibility for homeschoolers. We learned so much today, thanks to our little mistaken egg.
~Many thanks to Mary for helping put this post together. She chose, edited, and watermarked all the pictures in this post. She also helped me with the descriptions of the eggs. She’s had a very full school day and we haven’t even sat in a desk! :)