A look at the many different places that animals lay eggs - maleo fowl lay eggs in the sand, swifts lay eggs behind a waterfall, fairy terns lay eggs on a branch, mosquitos lay eggs on the water, tree frogs lay eggs on a leaf, red crabs lay eggs in the sea and moths lay eggs on a branch.

This clip is from:
Our Planet, Eggs and Green
First broadcast:
20 February 2007

Useful to introduce the topic of interdependence and adaptation. The clip could be played at the start of a lesson to introduce sorting and classifying animals. The children could take notes during the clip about the featured animals with different groups of children focusing on a different animal. The notes could then be collated and the children could be set the challenge of designing a key to sort and classify the different animals that lay eggs.