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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Eggs, cells, and science!

We've been getting an egg a day from our spring chickens since they started laying last week.  We've never had eggs like these.  The chickens we had before were getting feedstore layer crubs...  We've since learned that wasn't the best and set out to make our own chicken feed mix, and made sure they spent lots of time out grazing in the yard.  The results are remarkable...

Today, we began studying a lesson about the cell in science.  The girls got to look at our little eggs with their magnifying lenses and discovered that the shells have lots of little, tiny holes everywhere... Eggs are living things, a connection with last week's lesson!  Those tiny holes help keep moisture levels just right for the chicks that could be growing inside the egg.  God thought of the smallest details when He created everything!

Discovering the tiny holes on the egg shells

...so we cracked a couple of those eggs as part of the lesson.  They are so orangey and healthy looking!  The girls had them for snack when we were done. 

One big cell to look at!
Tomorrow, we'll be learning some more about cells with more hands-on fun.  We are really loving our Life Science curriculum this year.  The lessons are making great impressions on them, so they remember what they've learned.  What could be better?



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5 comments:

  1. We have some friends with chickens and :sigh: the difference is amazing... And what a fun way to get a science lesson in! :)

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, Heather!

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    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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