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Online Nature Watch

Discussion in 'Primary' started by LivvieHoar, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. LivvieHoar

    LivvieHoar New commenter


    I am currently working in a bilingual school in China and we are about to start a unit on Living/Non-living things. One of the objectives is about recognising the difference between animals that have live offspring and animals that lay eggs. Naturally I wanted to get an incubator and hatch some eggs. However, regulations and other constraints have meant that this is not possible. I have also try to reach out to support from local farms with no luck. I am sure it exists (eggists) but does anyone know where I can find an online resource of eggs hatching - I know there would be videos on YouTube but we were hoping to do some daily observations. So an archived video diary would be PERFECT - but also very specific. Anyone have any ideas or nuggets of wisdom?

    Thank you in advance!
  2. aqureshi_work

    aqureshi_work New commenter

    Hi there,
    I found your query quite interesting because its true every school's regulations are different and I too would be quite disappointed if I wouldn't be able to do a live hatching with my class. However, there are some great alternative resources online that can support your lessons. Here are some of the best day-to-day embryo development and hatching vidoes and resources I could find. I hope it helps!

    This video's imagery is more what you would traditionally see from holding the egg up to a lamp

    Here's a great time-lapse animation video by Australian poultry experts (I would also printscreen the daily developments to make posters as it's really well labled)

    Depending on your age group this website has a day to day documentation that has a lot of detail

    Lastly, Pinterest has gathered a lot of fun and creative documentation exercises that you would go alongside the video

    Hope you find something useful, let me know how it goes!

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