After fall break, we will begin the exciting activity of incubating eggs. Before we launch into embryonic development, it is helpful to understand how all parts of the egg function to support growth. Eggs are way more complex and interesting than most of us experience when they are scrambled. To get a greater understanding of the various parts of the egg and how they are connected, students meticulously dissected unfertilized eggs.
Students demonstrated great focus and care as they meticulously removed bits of shell to reveal the membrane. As they continued, one of the big challenges was to not puncture the membrane around the yolk so they could see the germinal disc. This week's discussion and activities will focus on what happens to the germinal disc once it is fertilized. Fun week ahead!