Jules Pottle, a Science Teacher & Author, who has used the Living Eggs programme every year for the last few years, has written another book to add to her collection. This book is for story lovers who want to teach science in a creative way. Each story provides the context for a set of scientific investigations and activities which will help the children to engage in science in a cross-curricular way. Prof George McGavin (zoologist and presenter) describes it as “A totally spellbinding fusion of storytelling and science.”
Living eggs are included as an excellent activity to do with children studying lifecycles as part of the science curriculum in KS1. This topic is linked to Emily Gravett’s beautiful picture book, ’The Odd Egg’. In the story , a duck, who has no egg to care for, adopts an odd looking egg. When it hatches, there is a crocodile inside. The author chose the story as it shows that birds are not the only animals which hatch out from an egg.