My students need an incubator to hatch chicken eggs and study life systems.
This project expired on May 11, 2012.
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Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? Did you know that it only takes 21 days to hatch a baby chick? My students hope to study this process in our classroom.
My classroom consists of 23 students, however, science lessons are taught to 75 third graders.
My students are excited to learn, especially when they have hands-on experience. Many students have pets and animals at home, yet few have the experience of hatching and caring for an animal from the beginning.
I am requesting an incubator and egg turner with a viewing window to use to hatch chicks in my classroom. This incubator will be used as part of our life systems science unit. Students will study the life cycle and make scientific observations throughout the process. Students will also be able to experience candling eggs to see the development of the chicken. Providing an incubator will not only give this year's students an amazing experience, but also students for many years to come.
This will be the first time that many of my students will watch and care for a living thing from birth.
Not only will my students gain valuable life science knowledge, but they will also learn about responsibility.
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