Category Archives: Embryology

Hatching Frog and Toad Eggs

Hatching frog and/or toad eggs in your classroom is easy and fun, but it requires some special equipment.  You’ll need an aquarium with a filtering system.  You can easily purchase a 5 or 10 gallon set at many discount stores, … Continue reading

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Hatching Silkworms

Silkworms are the easiest eggs I have ever hatched with students in my classroom.  You’ll be able to observe the entire life-cycle from egg hatch to egg laying, and since the moths don’t fly, and the larvae stay on the … Continue reading

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Find a Home for Your Eggs FIRST

The first thing you have to do when you decide to hatch eggs in your classroom, is to figure out what you’re going to do with the animals when you’re finished with them. In most cases, you cannot release the … Continue reading

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Hatching Eggs

Hatching eggs with children is one of my favorite things to do.  It takes some planning, a fair amount of knowledge, and special equipment, but it’s really worth the effort.  I’ve done this activity with children from preschool through fourth … Continue reading

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