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Easter egg math
Using colored Easter eggs, students will sort by color, count eggs, and graph data.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Mathematics)
By Marie Messer.
4-H club girl sorting eggs for packaging
4-H club girl sorting eggs for packaging
An older man and a young girl can be seen standing in front of an egg sorting machine in this black and white photograph. The girl is taking eggs out of a wire basket and placing them on a conveyor to be sorted. The eggs roll into a box on a wooden stand as...
Format: image/article
Jelly beans count!
Children will fill plastic Easter eggs with the correct number of jelly beans. After they complete the entire dozen, they are allowed to keep the ones they get correct.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts and Mathematics)
By Ronnia Frazier.
Recipe: Huevos Motuleños (Eggs Motul Style)
In The Changing Face of Mexico, page 4.7
Ingredients 6 eggs 6 tortillas 1 large cup refried beans 1 cup peas 3 tomatoes 1 clove garlic 3 small green pickled chilies 1 bay leaf 1/2 onion (preferably...
Format: recipe
"Eggs-tra" special sounds
Students will identify, compare, and classify the sounds made by plastic eggs filled with rice, pebbles, and salt. They will graph the results of their discoveries. They will then compose and tape sound pieces illustrating dynamic levels they discovered. Finally they will construct their own "maraca" using plastic eggs.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1–2 Music Education)
By Sondra Edwards.
The world of a butterfly
The transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly is one of nature's most amazing feats. These photographs show the development of an eastern black swallowtail butterfly from egg to larva to chrysalis to adult.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Shakin' and eggs
In BioMusic, page 1.2
In this integrated lesson, students learn about the different kinds of animals that hatch from eggs. As they explore the properties of eggs, they will also develop their understanding of sound by conducting an experiment with “sound eggs” and using musical terminology to describe their findings.
Format: lesson plan (grade 2–3 Music Education and Science)
By Debra Hall and Crystal Patillo.
Embryology: Hatching baby chicks
This lesson integrates science, math, communication skills, arts, and social studies through hands-on activities. Students are directly involved in hatching baby chicks.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1–2 and 4 Science)
By Ann White.
Recipe: Pan de Muerto (All Souls' Bread)
In The Changing Face of Mexico, page 1.3
This bread is eaten traditionally in parties celebrating the dead and one's ancestors. It is placed on altars in the form of an offering and eaten in Mexican homes on November 1 and November 2. Ingredients 1 lb. flour...
Format: recipe
What foods are in the meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts (meat & beans) group?
Meat, poultry, fish, dried beans, eggs, and nuts are all forms of proteins and provide vitamins and minerals to our daily diets. This guide lists foods that are in this group. It explains that leaner cuts of meat and various selections of protein are best....
Format: document/article
Similes
"The Talking Eggs" by Robert San Souci is used to introduce and illustrate an author's use of language to paint a picture in the reader's mind. Students will draw a picture to show what this author meant, create similes to describe themselves, and finally use a simile in their next story in Writer's Workshop.
Format: lesson plan (grade 1–2 English Language Arts)
By jennifer lettieri.
Cooking on a cast iron stove
Demonstration of cooking on a nineteenth-century cast-iron cookstove.
Format: video/video
Winners in North Carolina's Feed a Fighter Program
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 8.8
This letter from the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service announced the winners in North Carolina's "Feed a Fighter" program -- the 4-H members who grew the most food for the war effort. The winners were Sullivan Fisher and Edna Vann Lewis, both of Nash County. Includes historical commentary.
Format: report/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert.
Egg drop to test barrier design
In On track learning: Safety through technology and design, page 7
In this lesson, students will construct an egg catcher that will catch an egg from the greatest possible height without cracking or breaking the egg.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7–10 Science)
By Roxanne Moses.
Huevos motuleños
Huevos motuleños
Huevos motuleños, eggs Motul style, is a traditional Mexican dish.
Format: image/photograph
Life cycle of painted lady butterflies
Students will make a chart of the life cycle of the painted lady butterflies that the class observes over a period of several days.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts and Science)
By Anne Allen.
Life in a fishing village
This was recorded on an island called Koh Sukorn, off the southeastern coast of Thailand. At first you hear the sound of me walking and the ocean. The fisherman here operate individually with their own motorboats and nets. You can hear one fisherman calling...
Format: audio
Birds by inquiry
Students will make observations of bird pictures to note the similarities and differences in one animal group. They will note especially the beaks, feet, wings and feathers of different types of birds. The life cycle of birds will be explored.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts and Science)
By Anne Allen.
Eastern black swallowtail butterfly: Egg, day 7
Eastern black swallowtail butterfly: Egg, day 7
On the seventh day after the egg is laid, the butterfly larva is visible inside the egg.
Format: image/photograph
Eastern black swallowtail butterfly: Larva emerging from egg, day 7
Eastern black swallowtail butterfly: Larva emerging from egg, day 7
The butterfly larva (caterpillar) emerges from the egg about seven days after the egg was laid.
Format: image/photograph