Students in Ms. Amanda Streu’s class at Douglas Elementary School learned a valuable lesson about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through science.

Students first made observations comparing a white egg and a brown egg.   Next, they made predictions of what the inside of the eggs would look like.  Then, they had the chance to crack open the eggs to see if they were the same or different inside.

Finally, the class came together at the end of the experiment to discuss the similarities and differences of both eggs.  Through this experiment, Ms. Streu’s class made the connection that eggs may look different on the outside, but they are the same on the inside.   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wanted all people to be treated the same no matter how they look.  Ms. Streu stated “The conversation that we had after the experiment was so powerful and eye-opening for the students. We talked about how people are just like eggs. While we may be different on the outside (our skin color, our height, weight, etc.), we are all the same on the inside.   We are all special, important, valued, and equal!  If we can help our students to develop into the kind of citizens who are compassionate, caring, and who embrace one another, our world truly could be different.”


Pictured left to right: Chasin Lovett, La’Trez Figueroa, Angel Hyman, Jordan Culbreath