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Mrs. Triebel from Blue Springs MO is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hatching Scientists with Incubators

My students need three incubators to help in our study of life cycles for our first grade embryology unit.

  • $733 goal

This project expired on February 6, 2016.

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My Students

Wow! Can you imagine the wonder and excitement of the miracle of birth being witnessed by a group of inquisitive first graders? I want my first grade students to not only see the tiny chicks emerge from their eggs but to experience the process that takes place in 21 days.

My 20 first grade students are inquisitive, wiggly, and full of spirit!

They bound into the classroom with smiles on their faces, excited and ready to learn new things. Our school is a place where expectations are high. They love to sing, move about, and work together. Our learners are creative individuals, and full of questions and wonder. To harness their energy and direct their focus during instructional time, I found they learn best when actively engaged with learning activities that enable them to be upfront and close during direct instruction. With opportunities to share and reflect with buddies and utilize hands-on activities to practice concepts and ideas taught. With these strategies in place, the sky is the limit for what we accomplish each day.

My Project

My inquisitive first graders love science. I want to bring the outside, inside and envelope them in a learning experience most of them have never had. We live in a suburban district and access to farms and farm animals are very limited. Part of our state mandated science curriculum is to teach animal life cycles. What better way than to actually peak into the world of nature and its happenings right in the classroom setting? Hatching chicks in the classroom lends itself to integrating math, social studies, science, reading, and writing in the nonfiction genre, which ties into the Common Core. My students will witness the miracle of birth, they will gain a better understanding of the animal life cycle and enhance a sense of compassion and empathy for animals. The wet-wobble chicks and their tiny peeps will transform our classroom and student learning as we move from watching over to caring for our tiny feathered friends. The incubators I am asking for makes this all possible.

The broad impact this project will have on my students is that they will see themselves as responsible learners who utilize the scientific process of investigating, observing, questioning, hypothesizing, thinking, and finding out!

They will work collaboratively and individually.

Mrs. Triebel
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Octagon 20 ECO Egg Incubator • Nasco $177.26 3 $531.78

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