Eggs Unit Study

I am joining a great group of bloggers this month as a co-host for The Nature Book Club, a monthly link-up beginning on the 20th day of each month. It’s a monthly book club devoted to connecting children to nature. There is a theme for each month in 2018. The theme for April is Eggs. This is a great theme for us this time of year! Our chickens are abundantly blessing our family with eggs so we have plenty of “resources” for a mini eggs nature study.

Eggs Nature Study

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Mini Eggs Nature Study

We began our eggs nature study by reading Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones: A Book About Animals that Lay Eggs by Ruth Heller.

Eggs Nature Study

We watched a couple YouTube videos.

The only animals that lay eggs that we have access to on our little farm are our six chickens and one turkey, so we gathered up a few eggs from the chicken coop to investigate.

First, we noticed that our chicken eggs come in different sizes, shapes, & colors.

eggs nature study

Then we compared a chicken egg and a turkey egg. The turkey egg is a lot bigger than the chicken egg and is speckled!

eggs nature study

We compared the sizes of store-bought eggs and our farm-fresh eggs. The store-bought eggs are supposed to be large but they look pretty small compared to our chicken eggs.

We cracked open the eggs to see the inside. We used two of our farm-fresh eggs, one store-bought egg, and a turkey egg. See how big the turkey egg yolk is! The biggest difference we could see between the store-bought egg and our farm-fresh eggs was that the egg white (or albumen) was a bit cloudy in the store-bought egg.

Then we spent some time searching for “egg-related” words in a word search puzzle that I created. You can download your free printable word search puzzle here or click on the image below.

I hope you enjoyed our mini Eggs Nature Study.

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The Nature Book Club

The Nature Book Club is a themed monthly link-up beginning on the 20th day of each month. It’s a monthly book club devoted to connecting children to nature. There is a theme for each month in 2018.

Eggs Nature Study {The Nature Book Club}

Check out the books & activities that the other co-hosts for The Nature Book Club chose for the month of April:

Bird Nest/Eggs nature study pages from Barb at Handbook of Nature Study

From Egg to Sea Turtle Unit Study & Lapbook from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus

Citizens Science – Nest Watch from Eva Varga

Felt Bag Handicraft from Wind in a Letterbox

Clay Eggs Project from Table Life Blog

Eggs: Nature’s Perfect Package from The Usual Mayhem

An Online Book Club choice from Hide the Chocolate

Egg Scavenger Hunt with an Egg Carton from Rule This Roost

A Mermaid’s Purse: A Surprise Discovery Within from Eva Varga

Egg Identification Nature Bingo {Free Printable} from Freshly Planted

Eggs Nature Study Free Printable Word Search from Faith and Good Works

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Tracy Robinson

    Great idea to study eggs. I’ll have to do this.

  2. Joy

    Don’t know why I never thought of studying eggs as a part of our nature study! Great idea, like the word search, too!

  3. Melanie Lynn

    We have raised chickens and turkeys and the kids loved pointing out all of the differences. This year we are raising ducks. That will be another fun comparison. So much fun! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sharla Fossen

    I love the idea of an egg nature study! I’ll definitely be adding this to my curriculum! So fun!

  5. Barb

    I’m going to look for this book at my library! I love the idea of comparing chicken and turkey eggs and may need to do this. Thanks for the ideas.

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