ACTIVITY 2.13
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Eggs for Breakfast
DESCRIPTION STANDARDS
This activity integrates Life Sciences and Physical
Sciences. Cooking is one of the main ways that
young children begin to learn about chemis-
try. In this activity, children first use children’s
books to learn about various types of eggs and
the animals that produce them. Then they
explore the physical properties of eggs by cook-
ing scrambled eggs. When children crack open
the eggs, they observe the clear liquid and the
yellow yolk that are inside. By using a wire whisk
or an eggbeater, they discover the changes that
occur in the eggs as the yolk and albumin (egg
white) are mixed together. When the adult cooks
the eggs, children observe a chemical change
as the eggs change from a liquid to a solid—an
irreversible change.

Next Generation Science Standards,
Kindergarten – K-LS1-1 From Molecules to
Organisms: Structures and Processes (Life
Sciences) Use observations to describe patterns in the natural
world in order to answer scientific questions.

Head Start Early Learning Outcomes
Framework – Scientific Reasoning (Reason-
ing and Problem Solving)
Goal P-SCI 5. Child plans and conducts investiga-
tions and experiments.

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