GO IN DEPTH

White House Egg Roll

White House Egg Roll
For the past six years, Science NetLinks and AAAS have provided fun and educational activities as part of the White House Easter Egg Roll. While our White House activities don't always relate to eggs (in 2015, for instance, we're exploring buoyancy), this collection focuses on the iconic egg itself. If you aren't able to make it to the South Lawn of the White House, you can still join us offline by adopting some of these fun egg-related activities into your classroom.
Filter Resources by Grade:

Lessons

  • An Egg Is Quiet

    An Egg Is Quiet

    K-2  |  Hands-On
    Students learn about eggs and observe and describe changes in a variety of simple activities involving eggs.
  • Hatching Chickens

    Hatching Chickens

    K-2  |  Video
    In this lesson children carefully observe and care for eggs and chickens in the classroom.
  • Big Egg Mystery

    Big Egg Mystery

    3-5  |  Hands-On
    In this lesson, students will learn about the scientific process by exploring how a bird can sit on his/her eggs without breaking them.
  • Dinosaur Eggs Discovered! Unscrambling the Clues

    Dinosaur Eggs Discovered! Unscrambling the Clues

    6-8  
    This lesson introduces students to how the scientific enterprise, science, and technology were used in discovering and understanding dinosaur eggs found during a famous paleontological expedition in Argentina.
  • Fossils 1: Fossils and Dinosaurs

    Fossils 1: Fossils and Dinosaurs

    3-5  |  Hands-On
    In this lesson, students will explore what can be learned from fossils, how they are formed, and the difference between fact and theory.

Science Updates

  • Cowbird Nestmates

    Cowbird Nestmates

    6-12  |  Audio
    Anyone with older brothers or sisters has probably been bullied around at home at least once in a while. But if your older brother or sister were a cowbird, you'd probably have a lot more to complain about. You'll learn why in this Science Update.
  • Fatherly Fish

    Fatherly Fish

    6-12  |  Audio
    Some fish dads take pride in parenting, even flaunting their abilities to attract new mates.
  • Platypus Genome

    Platypus Genome

    6-12  |  Audio
    In this Science Update, learn how scientists have sequenced the genetic code of one of nature's strangest animals.

AAAS Resources

The Science of Eggs
Grade Band: K-5
Description: This AAAS website, developed for the 2009 White House Easter Egg Roll, includes facts about eggs, a Guess the Egg Game, the AAAS Egg Activity Sheet, and suggested reading materials.

SB&F Book Talk with An Egg Is Quiet Author Dianna Aston and Illustrator Sylvia Long
Grade Band: K-12
Description: SB&F interviews Dianna Aston and Sylvia Long about their book, An Egg Is Quiet.

The Science of Spring
Grade Band: K-8
Description: This Science NetLinks website, developed for the 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll, includes facts about how seeds grow into plants.

AAAS Egg Diversity Exhibit Debuts at the 2009 White House Easter Egg Roll
Description: Press release about the 2009 event.

Science—and AAAS—Will Play a Role at 5 April White House Easter Egg Roll
Description: Press release about the 2010 event.

AAAS Does the Jelly Bean Jump at the Easter Egg Roll
Description: Story about the 2013 event.

Kids Flock to Science Experiments at White House Easter Egg Roll
Description: Story about the 2014 event.

AAAS Volunteers Lead 'Eggsperiments' at White House Easter Celebration
Description: Story about the 2014 event.


Other Resources

Between the Lions: An Egg Is Quiet
Grade Band: K-2
Description: An audio and video presentation of the award-winning book An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Aston.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Grade Band: K-12
Description: This resource is full of great information about birds and includes NestCams so students can watch a variety of birds with their eggs and chicks.

Birds: Eggs
Grade Band: 3-12
Description: This resource, from The New York Public Library Digital Gallery, features a collection of 14 images of birds' eggs.

Eggs: A Virtual Exhibit
Grade Band: 3-12
Description: This virtual exhibit showcases eggs of the world with a special emphasis on the eggs of Alberta.

History of the White House Easter Egg Roll
Grade Band: 3-12
Description: The National Archives and Records Administration offers a brief history of the White House Easter Egg Roll.


Did you find this resource helpful?

Collection Details

Grades Themes
AAAS Thinkfinity