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Spinning Hens (educational fun children's short story & science lesson)

Updated on December 31, 2014

Spinning Hens

Spinning Hens (fun lesson in science)

Spinning Hens

The Broast family moved to the countryside outside of New York City. Their new home was a huge farm house and their children Jason and Lynn wanted to adopt a cat and dog.

There was ample room in the house for pets so one Saturday morning they went to the animal rescue and adopted a dog and cat, and found the rescue had a chicken so they adopted all three pets.

The dog loved to play outside; and the cat was a housecat spending most of her time playing or sunning in the large windows.

Lynn and Jason enjoyed raking and helped their father, while hearing a farmer drive up with his tractor with a load of hay on it.

“Do you need any hay for your barn? I see you just moved here and I have extra?”

The farmer was an older man who didn’t use as much hay as he used to, and it was a ‘welcome to the neighborhood gift’.

Their father was raking the lawn and came over.

“Sure we could use it, we just adopted a chicken and I built a coop inside the barn. In fact I might get a few more chickens so we can have fresh eggs.”

The old farmer smiled.

“I am getting older now and want to cut down on work. How about me giving you six more chickens, and the hay. That way we will be helping each other out.”

George Broast smiled, “Sure we have a deal.”

The farmer had a silly grin on his face, “I call my chickens the Spinning Hens, you will see why.”

The kids jumped up and down.

“We are getting Spinning Hens YAY!”

George went to get the hens and brought them home. Lynn and Jason made sure to put a lot of fresh hay in the coops and filled their water bottles.

“I wonder why they are called Spinning Hens?

Their father took the eggs they gathered in the basket, and went inside the house with them.

“Come in the kitchen the old farmer told me why he named them that.”

Both of the children and their father went inside the house to the kitchen.

“I am giving you two eggs one raw, and one hard boiled, both the same temperature. I want you to spin both of the eggs, then stop them with your finger and wait a few seconds then let go to see what happens.”

Lynn and Jason spun the eggs around and around, and then held their finger on them, waited a few minutes and let go.

The hard boiled egg stopped spinning and rested on the table, but the raw egg began to spin again since the yolk and egg white was fluid inside the egg, and still moving.

“You see this is called inertia, the egg’s center gravity changes and moves inside the shell because it is liquid.”

Jason smiled, “We learned a new the word inertia, and now we know why our chickens are called Spinning Hens.

Many schools and textbook companies are looking for stories that teach lessons. This one was written for a science lesson.

(c) B. A. Williams


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    • epigramman profile image


      6 years ago all means .....anything I can do to help you and support you .... because you have done for the same for me my friend .....

    • B. A. Williams profile imageAUTHOR

      B. A. Williams 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thanks epi,

      I have a book series I am trying to publish for young adults and that's been a chin up ordeal. You are a great support to me and that is particularly nice finding a friend like that online. Thanks for directing me to your friends I should enjoy reading their work too.

    • epigramman profile image


      6 years ago

      I really love this one so much because Epi as you know likes to write children's stories too in poem format and add a little moral to the story as well to make it entertaining and educational at the same time and that is what you did here so beautifully - Writer 20 is a good short story writer of children's stories as well and my gal pal Sannel wrote a great children's poem at her Wizzley site you should check out - congratulations on 100 hubs by the way and I will see you again on the weekend as my time is tight and I must go to my night shift - lake erie time canada 9:09pm sending you warm wishes

    • knottlena profile image


      7 years ago from Connecticut

      I will definitely check them out :)

    • B. A. Williams profile imageAUTHOR

      B. A. Williams 

      7 years ago from USA

      Thanks Knottlena I try and embrace learning lessons in my children stories, there are a couple of more on here.

      Again thanks for reading!

    • knottlena profile image


      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Cute story. I love science lessons for children. Thank you for sharing.


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