Resources about Eggs

Resources about Eggs


Here are some suggestions for books and other enrichments activities about eggs that can be shared with your students.


An Amazing Egg by Susan James. Compass Point, 2002. 978-0-7565-0225-6. DDC: 573.6. Interest Level: K-3. Reading Level: 2.4.

Animals Hatch from Eggs by Elaine Pascoe; photographs by Dwight Kuhn. G. Stevens, 2002, c2000. 978-0-8368-3004-0. DDC: 571.8. Interest level: K-3. Reading level: 2.7.

Bird Eggs by Helen Frost. Pebble Books, c1999. 978-0-7368-0223-9. DDC: 598.14. Interest level: K-3. Reading level: 1.6.

Butterfly Eggs by Helen Frost. Pebble Books, c1999. 978-0-7368-0227-7. DDC: 595.78. Interest level: K-3. Reading level: 1.6.

Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones by Ruth Heller. Penguin, 1999, c1981. 978-0-698-11778-5. DDC: 591.4. Interest Level: K-3. Reading Level: 3.6.

Eggs by Lynn M. Stone. Rourke, c2002. 978-1-58952-126-1. DDC: 636.5. Interest level: K-3. Reading level: 2.6.

You Can’t Lay an Egg If You’re an Elephant: A Book About How Animals are Born by Fred Ehrlich, M.D. Blue Apple, c. 2007. 978-1-59354-606-9. DDC: 578.1. Interest level: 3-6. Reading level: 4.5

Additional Activities

  • Describe the shape of the egg from the top and the side. Draw/diagram the shape of the egg.
  • Measure the egg. Tell how you measured the length and the width. Estimate how many squares on a piece of graph paper the egg will cover. Place the egg on the graph paper, trace around the egg, count the number of squares covered.
  • Spin the egg to find whether the egg is raw or cooked. Note: raw eggs wobble if spun because the insides do not spin with the shell. It takes longer for the insides to spin within the shell. Spin a hard cooked egg. Record your observations for both eggs—how it spins and how it behaves when you touch it as it spins.
  • Check the shell for unusual markings and bumps. If you find a bump, place a paper over the egg, and use the side of your pencil to shade over them to record the pattern. Mark your papers with the location of the bumps. Use a magnifying glass to look at the bumps and comment on what they look like. Can you find any patterns to the bumps?
  • Roll your egg. Compare how the egg rolls down a small incline to how a rubber ball or marble rolls. Is there a difference? Compare rolling end to end and on its side. Prop your board on a few books and put cushioning paper towels or soft cloth at the lower end. Record your observation.


This teacher sheet is a part of the An Egg Is Quiet lesson.

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