ERIC Number: ED366499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Incredible Egg. 4-H Classroom Curriculum Guide for Grade Levels 4-5.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Cooperative Extension Service.
This curriculum guide integrates the concepts of chick embryology into mathematics, science, and language arts lesson plans for Grades 4 and 5. The four lessons comprising the unit can be utilized in sequence or as independent lessons within the classroom curriculum. Lesson 1 enables students to identify the parts of an egg. Lesson 2 examines the nutritional value of eggs and the number of foods that use eggs as an ingredient. Lesson 3 identifies ideal incubator conditions in hatching eggs. Lesson 4 provides an experiment in which students investigate the structural strength of an egg. A curriculum matrix provides a planning format that contains program objectives, subject area objectives, and activities for each lesson. Each lesson includes background information, a list of materials needed for the lesson, teaching procedures, activity worksheets, and instruments to assess student understanding. An appendix contains support materials for conducting a chick embryo unit where fertilized eggs are incubated and hatched that includes an incubation/embryology check list, an incubator daily record form, a list of reasons for poor hatches, instructions on what to do after the chicks hatch, questions most asked by teachers, and questions most asked by students. Additional resources include a post-test, a cross-word puzzle, a word scramble, and the corresponding answer keys. Contains nine references. (MDH)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Birds, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Embryology, Experiential Learning, Grade 4, Grade 5, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Science Activities, Science Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Cooperative Extension Service.