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Mixing it up: second grade students combine study of simple machines with the first eggs from Stuart chicken coop

Mixing it up: second grade students combine study of simple machines with the first eggs from Stuart chicken coop

In a recent study on simple machines in STEM class, the second grade girls made history as they prepared, cooked and ate the first eggs from the Stuart chicken coop! The girls were investigating simple machines in their home and school environment and noticed that the can opener and egg beater both have several parts that work together as a system. In order to delve deeper, the class devised a real-world test. Which beats an egg faster, an egg beater or a human hand? When they cracked open the first egg from the Stuart chicken coop, the students immediately noticed the difference in color between the Stuart egg and a store bought egg. Then they went to work. After 30 seconds, the students surmised that the evidence was inconclusive. Fortunately, they were now ready to make scrambled eggs in the kitchen in Millie's Garden! The verdict: no matter how you beat them, Stuart eggs are delicious!

See photos from the project in the gallery or in the slideshow below.


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