Students will study eggs and egg formation in a female bald eagle. This lesson plan will help create an understanding of how cells contribute to the function of living organisms and how organisms grow and reproduce. This lesson plan will take to one to two class periods.
- Diagram of a female eagle reproductive system and time table of events. Both are included with this lesson plan
- Blog on egg development in female bald eagles: https://www.raptorresource.org/2020/01/29/how-long-does-it-take-a-bald-eagle-to-lay-an-egg/
- Information about eggs from Science Direct: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/germinal-disc
- Chicken eggs
- Video library: Egg Laying
Teachers are welcome to apply for a Raptor Resource Project educational chat account to observe incubation, hatching, and eaglets with other classes from around the country. The chat is moderated by Raptor Resource Project volunteers. Link: https://www.raptorresource.org/classroom/. If you don’t have a Raptor Resource Project classroom account, register here: https://www.raptorresource.org/register/. All of our birdcams can be accessed at https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/.Life Science and Middle School