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Frog Eggs


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    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

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Frog Eggs

In this activity, learners compare frog eggs to chicken eggs to better understand why frog eggs need water. Learners compare a boiled chicken egg to "frog eggs" represented by boiled tapioca. Learners record observations after 5 minutes, an hour, 2 hours, and a day.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
4 to 24 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • 1 egg
  • Handful of pearl tapioca
  • Small pot
  • Tongs
  • Spoon
  • 2 bowls of water
  • Watch or timer

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Cells
      • Chemistry of Life
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Food and Cooking

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, ©2009

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