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What’s inside an egg?

year 2




In this lesson students will identify the parts of an egg and the nutrients it contains. They will explore the different life stages of animals, such as the process of egg laying. Students will learn about how hens grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves. They will be able to determine the difference between unfertilised and fertilised eggs.

Upon completion of this lesson students will demonstrate a basic understanding of:

  • The parts of an egg and their functions
  • The different life stages of a hen and how they compare to other animal’s lifecycles
  • The difference between fertilised and unfertilised eggs
  • The nutrients found inside an egg

Resources and Materials:

  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • www.allabouteggs.com.au
  • A dozen eggs
  • Gloves and a plate

Egg, shell, yolk, chicken, hen, laying, growth, change, offspring, produce, lifecycle, living things, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. 

Higher Order Thinking Skills (Bloom's Taxonomy):

  • Knowledge
  • Comprehension
  • Application
  • Analysis

Extension/Open-Ended Questions: 
Look further into the different organs of the body e.g. the liver, the brain, the heart etc. and research how consuming eggs as part of your diet provides many benefits.


Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)