She's been sharing some cool "Easter"-related things, and I thought I'd pass them on to you. Maybe I just have eggs on the brain from my post about crockpot hard-boiled eggs.
*Discovery Education: The Good Egg Project - ClickScholar Fran Wisniewski recommended this website that offers free, downloadable egg-themed, lesson plans on agriculture and nutrition for grades K-5.
Don't miss the FREE Farm-To-Table Virtual Field Trip on April 18th at 1:00 PM (ET). Register to virtually transport your kids to a working egg farm.
*Science Junction: Egg-Cellent Adventures - An egg is a very big cell. This website offersscience experiments to help you discover:
- The Biochemistry of the Egg Shell
- Diffusion and Osmosis in Animal Cells
- Physics via The Flying Pizza Pan Egg Drop!
*San Diego Zoo: Egg-speriments - The San Diego Zoo has a resident scientist who offers some fun facts about eggs and some egg-citing science activities with hard boiled and raw eggs including:
- What’s the Strongest? — Test the strength of eggs!
- Make an Egg Float — Find out what a little salt water can do to help.
- Spin Your Eggs — Use this trick to tell which egg is raw, and which is hard-boiled!
- The Egg-in-a-Bottle Trick — Find out how to get a whole, intact, hard boiled egg into a narrow-necked bottle!
*Spinning Hard Boiled Egg Water Sprinkler - The Science Frontiers website explains how to make hard boiled eggs act like water sprinklers — has something to do with gravity and centrifugal force.
*Make A Hard Eggshell Soft! - This eggs-citing experiment uses a little vinegar and a hard-boiled egg to get some amazing results.
The egg’s interesting mathematical properties are explored at this site that seems to be designed for students in junior high and up. Explore the symmetry of eggs, dividing eggs equally, spherical geometry, and embryo calculus to determine how many cells are in a chick and more. When you get to the site just click on the module that interests you on the menu, and a new page opens with lesson plans and activities.
Egg Math WorksheetPrint out this worksheet with elementary grades, egg-themed math word problems.
LessonPlansPage.com: Easter Egg MathThis website offers an Easter-egg-themed math lesson for Kindergartners in a classroom. It can easily be adjusted for use in a homeschool or as a family activity
Egg Carton MathRecycle your egg cartons into a fun math game that kids of all ages will enjoy!
Egg Math Brain TeaserAre you an egghead? Kids (grade 3 and up) will have to use their eggs to figure out the answer to this reverse cryptogram.
Age Range: All (with parental supervision)
This terrific website helps you learn to say or write "Happy Easter" in many languages of the world.
When you get to the site you'll see a menu of languages with "Happy Easter" printed in each language. Some of those written expressions are linked to a sound file. Click on it and you can hear a native speaker say the words. Some of the languages you'll find include:
- Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese)
And many more! When you're through learning to say "Happy Easter" check out the rest of this site that provides useful phrases, free video lessons, and songs in different languages.