This was such a fun lesson to take. Although doing this in person is always better as it is easier to see the veins and embryo eyes the google meet allowed for students to be a part of this.
Sharing the slide show before candling the eggs allowed students to ‘know’ what to look for when we went to candle eggs and was also something they could refer back to after the teaching session.
Students were really captivated with looking for clues to see if an embryo was developing or not. Most students stayed to see all the eggs being candled.
Due to the amount of eggs this process took a reasonable amount of time. Having questions between each batch helped students to stay focused and to share their thinking as they went. Stopping and sharing the main task for writing halfway through the lesson worked well as it gave students choice as to if they would continue to watch or if they would continue with their work.
Within the google meet it was really hard to share/see all the veins and embryo eyes - Easier with the naked eye, but the bonus was that all students were able to see what was happening at the same time.