Egg Candling

On the 16th of April Lab_13 from Irchester School got their chicken eggs. Today, day 13 from start of incubation, we candled the eggs to see if there is a chick inside. We use a special torch and shine it right onto the shell. Many of the eggs had a dark shadow inside and blood vessels which means there is as a chick in the egg. some of them were even moving! If there is not a chick then the whole egg shines up bright yellow. We are still in the middle of candling the eggs so we do not know how many eggs do and do not have a little chicken inside.

-Chloe W, Year6

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Lab_13 is a space in a school managed by pupils for pupils to conduct their own research and experiments driven by their curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm, and under the watchful supervision of a Scientist in Residence (not a teacher!!).
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2 Responses to Egg Candling

  1. Joe says:

    Ugh! That made me gag! Glad i haven’t had dinner yet…

    Very fascinating guys, your lucky to be able to do these things… the most exciting thing you do at wollaston is use a bunsen burner to extract salt from water after it has dissolved. First you crush the rock salt, dissolve it in water, filter through filter paper and place over a bunsen to evaporate the water.

    Awesome guys =)

    Ex lab committee

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