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Tomorrow, April 10 at 1:00pm ET, Discovery Education will be in Illinois to livestream the virtual field trip to Pearl Valley Farms. Check out the map to see where Pearl Valley Farms is and see if you’ve ever traveled farther for a field trip!

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Our own Lance Rougeux will be visiting the farm and talking to the farmers about their hens and the production of eggs for your table. In preparation for the trip, put your answer to this question in our Comments section: Which came first — the chicken or the egg?

You can learn more about the Good Egg Project and register for the virtual field trip by going here.

If you’re not able to watch the virtual field trip in class, the archive will be available soon and I’ll post the link on this blog.



  1. Amiah (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    what time of day do chickens lay their eggs?

    • A (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

      Chickens lay their eggs a whatever time they feel like, but mostly in the morning between 4:00 and 12:00

  2. Martha (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    I hope I can watch it! Sounds really cool.

  3. Hayley (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    Personally, I think this is one of the greatest mysteries. I personally think that the chicken came first because they create the egg and the chick inside of their bodies. Even though, I feel as if you could argue saying that chickens hatch from eggs, but the egg all goes back to creation in the chicken.

  4. Larissa (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    Neither came before the other, it’s an endless cycle. The chicken laid the egg, but that chicken had to hatch as well. And that chicken that had to hatch from an egg laid by yet another chicken. It’s an endless cycle

  5. A (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    OK, this has nothing to do with this blog, but I wanted to share this. Have any of you ever thought of what the universe is, and if it stops? I like to think of the universe as a circle, of sphere, where we are near the middle of it so not even the strongest telescopes can see past it. And at the end of the sphere there is a thick skin, that not even the strongest, sharpest knife can cut through. It isn’t a physical skin, but a skin of time. If you somehow CAN get past this skin, then you find yourself in a place with no time and all time at the same moment. Hot and cold at the same time. Everything and nothing at the same time.

    • shophina (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

      ummm………….. i don’t think i want to think about that. and God could cut through that skin of time. :|

      • A (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

        Ehehehe, try to wrap your head around this… What if the universe was only one universe in a bigger universe full of billions and billions of universes. And what if that bigger universe was only one universe in an even BIGGER universe full of the type of universes that our universe is in. Make sense? And I do agree with what Shophina said about God cutting through the skin of time, for the record.

        • Cassidy (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

          I see what you are getting at. It IS a strange thing to think about. I wonder if you travel far enough into the universe outside of all the plants, that you will find something bigger than the universe that we know today. I have not thought about that. That’s a cool thing to think about. I can also see why Shophina would not want to think about that. Good point, A.

  6. shophina (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    this sound rlly cool.

  7. bailey (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    There is no possible answer. In harry potter something alike is mentioned. “Which came first? The phoenix, or the flames?”

  8. Ruthie (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    this is a very hard question, but chickens are’nt the only thing that makes eggs. i personally dont know that answer.

  9. Joshua (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    To answer your question A, The universe is endless. And our minds are NOT programmed to understand the concept of forever. For more just watch COSMOS on Fox 59. And the egg thing. It’s all evolution. Gods real way of creating.

  10. chris (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    how much is it?

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

      Hi Chris. There is no cost for our virtual field trips. Enjoy!

  11. Ryan (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    yeah cool

  12. kasey (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    that is cool !!!!!!!!!

  13. Kaitlyn (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    interesting do you have any idea on which came first !!!!!!

  14. kavioun (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    that is so cool

  15. Evan (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    this is AMAZING

  16. Evan (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    most of the time eggs hach together

  17. Zayn (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    COOOL

  18. jessica (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    I think its awsome that they can take virtual trips places i’d love to take a virtual trip around the globe ……. ………. i think i would go to heaven or hawaii or SATURN

  19. Sarah (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    I loved going there! It was pretty cool.

  20. Miguel (Reply) on Wednesday 9, 2014

    I think the chicken came first because all living things were made by one celled organisms. The chicken where probably giving birth before in changed to just laying an egg, or it was a combination of natural bird mating that made the chicken. So that’s my theory.

    P.S. If this is an actual theory. I did not know.