Oviparous Animals…

…are animals that lay eggs.  Ostriches are oviparous.  Their eggs are HUGE!!!  And Emu eggs look like avocados.  We eat Chicken eggs.  Even reptiles like King Snakes lay eggs.  Their eggs are leathery and wrinkled, while bird eggs have a hard shell on the outside.  And all insects lay eggs.  Fish lay eggs.  Even Amphibians lay eggs.  That means most animals lay eggs.  And no matter how different the animals that come out of the egg, all eggs have the same things inside.  They all have a yolk, which is the food for the new animal growing inside.  They all have albumen, which is made up of protein that will become the new animal.  And when we dissected a chicken egg at Coyote Point Museum (now called CuriOdyssey) we even got to see the air pocket on the round part of the egg and touch the membrane that kept the rest of the albumen together.  Kindergarten learned a lot today, and so did I!  The best part about being a teacher is that I always keep learning!

Advertisements