Ranger Stu's Virtual Zoo - Week 3 - Eggs!
So I know what you are thinking... week 3 is supposed to be habitats week!
However with the Easter weekend coming up my wife suggested I should delay habitats week and add an eggxtra special week here at Ranger Stu's Virtual Zoo. Of course I realised what a eggcellent idea that is, so here we are!
First of all, apologies for the above egg puns, I wish I could say they are the end of them but I just cant resist cracking open a few more.
I hope you all enjoyed my live reptile video on Saturday.
I'm really missing bringing my animals along to the school visits and animal parties so it was great to see everyone interacting and asking so many great questions! If you didn’t catch it then here is the link.
On Wednesday I will be posting a video on my YouTube channel (subscribe here!) all about eggs, which animal groups lay eggs and I may even bring out the very old emu egg that I have on my shelf at home.
Which animals lay eggs?
Eggs are laid by a massive variety of animals (not just chickens!) every group of animals lays eggs, millions of mini beasts, most fish, most amphibians, most reptiles, every bird species and even two mammals!
Eggs are found in a massive variety of shapes and sizes, from the millions of tiny eggs laid by the sunfish to the largest ostrich egg around today weighing up to 2.5kgs!
Some lay just one egg in a hard shell (pancake tortoise for example) and others will lay thousands of eggs without a shell (frog spawn for example).
The Kiwi lays a giant egg in relation to its body size... up to 20% the mothers body weight!
Now we are sufficiently egg-ucated, here is your weekly task!
Who's eggs who's?
This week I have combined EYFS and KS1/KS2 to give you all an enjoyable task to try over Easter and maybe learn a little more about the wonderful world of eggs!
Print off this page of eggs (link below).
Then research 6 animals that lay eggs, try to choose animals from different groups. Draw the animal inside the egg, label which animal it is and which animal group it is from.
Here is my example below, I'm sure you can all do a better job than me and maybe even add some colour !
Ranger Stu's Virtual Zoo will always be free to use.
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