Today we did the first candling of our duck eggs. Our eggs have been incubating for 8 days now.
Our incubator hard at work, keeping our duck eggs at 99 degrees Fahrenheit.
This is what the inside of the duck egg looks like at day 8.
When we candled the eggs today we were looking for veins and possibly some slight movement of the developing duck. If we didn't see any veins then we knew that the egg was not fertilized and there would be no duck.
Based upon our observations, we predicted the following
Egg 1: no veins, no duck
Egg 2: veins, duck!
Egg 3: veins, duck!
Egg 4: no veins, no duck
Egg 5: veins, duck!
Egg 6, veins, duck!
Egg 7: no veins, no duck
Egg 8: veins, movement, duck!
Egg 9: no veins, no duck
Egg 10: no veins, no duck
Below is a YouTube video of a duck egg candling at Day 7. She gives lots of good information about candling.
We have also been hard at working learning all we can about ducks.
My attempt at humor.
We have been reading articles about duck. Then, we have to answer questions about ducks and find evidence from the text that supports our answers.
One question was, Could a duck survive in Antarctica? We said no, and because we looked back in the article we were able to support our answer by adding... because ducks are found all over the world except in very cold places. Some ducks even migrate during winter.
This is the article about ducks that we read. Notice how we highlighted key pieces of information!
Click on the picture for the link to the TPT store A Year of Many Firsts. This close reading packet has it all!
This is the fun fraction activity we did with ducks!