Friday, January 8, 2010

Parts of an Egg

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Today in science (Exploring Creation with Zoology 1:  Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day), we studied the different parts of the egg.  I carefully cracked the end and pulled off a section of the shell so we could look at the different parts.  I carefully poured the albumen (the egg white) and the yolk plus we were able to see a little chalazae.  After the egg was empty, I rinsed it out so that everyone could feel the air cell.  Lastly, we pulled the shell membrane away from the shell.  A very simple project but very interesting indeed.

egg-diagram

6 comments:

Kathy C. said...

Fun photos! :)

knit1kids4 said...

It is pretty cool, isn't it? We hatch chicks in the spring so we get to candle them too.

8)(8 said...

Neat.

Jenn said...

Fun! Don't you just love that science curriculum?!?!?! I do!!

Tracy said...

SO COOL!

Kristy said...

What an interesting lesson for them - and you!