What Do You Know?
Science, Language Arts
Students will learn about eggs, chickens, and hatching eggs.
Discuss what the students know about eggs, chickens, and hatching (brainstorming).
After discussion, divide the students into groups, distribute chart paper and markers to begin the webbing activity.
Begin to make a web of knowledge radiating around the egg and chick topic. A sample web follows.
The webs may be done as a group project, as a class project, or as individual exercises. Save the webs for use at the end of the Unit. (Display the webs in the classroom.)
Note: Some groups of students will be very limited in the knowledge of chickens and you will need to supplement their knowledge.
Some of the things that you may want to include are:
- physical characteristics of chickens (colors, size, wings, feet, feathers, and beak)
- physical characteristics of eggs (color, size, shape, and shell)
- internal parts of eggs (yolk and whites and ...)
- uses of chicken and eggs (food, decorations, etc.)