How EGG-ceptional Are We?

Are women's eggs similar to chicken eggs? Scholars compare eggs from a variety of species to better understand embryonic development. Connections to evolution through hands-on activities help to cement the new vocabulary introduced.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Allow students to complete the activity on their own rather than assisting them at the first sign of frustration
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of embryos and development
  • Download BLAST software for the highest level of students before needing to use it
Pros
  • Easily scales difficulty from middle school level to AP
  • Offers teacher tips throughout the lesson to help with implementation
  • Includes a long list of resources for extra support
Cons
  • None