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Mr. Botsford from Indianapolis IN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Power of Watching Chicks Hatch!

My students need chicken eggs and the LED candle light to have an experience with life cycles that they will remember forever. They will also need a feeder and fountain to meet the chicks' needs.

  • $176 goal

This project expired on May 20, 2018.

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My Students

Our school has a diverse population of students who strive to be their best as they learn and grow into successful citizens. The school has a diverse population, and we have approximately 78% of our students receiving free/reduced lunch.I have a group of students who are very interesting in science and life cycles, and we love science and learning through inquiry.

Our school is a low income school with many needs, and we have seen tall buildings and traffic jams but do not have much exposure to country living!

An experience with hatching chicks would be new and very meaningful. My students, along with the other three 5th grade classrooms, would enjoy having the opportunity to learn about the development of chicken eggs. My classroom recently noticed I have an incubator, and they want to utilize this incubator by hatching chicken eggs. The kids are always asking why and always want to learn more!

Many of my students have never had the opportunity to interact with animals that typically found outside of the city and would benefit from being given the chance experience chicken eggs hatching firsthand.

My Project

My students will get hands-on experiences with these chicks. Students will have the opportunity to see the chicken eggs go through different developmental stages prior to hatching. Then, students will be able to watch the process of a chick actually hatching from an egg.

I believe the best way for students to learn about the life cycle is through interactive, engaging experiences.

Students will benefit greatly from not only having the opportunity to follow the stages of development, but students will also be able to take care of the chicks by helping to feed them and provide water for them as well.

Mr. Botsford
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LED Egg Candler • Carolina Biological Supply Company $48.37 1 $48.37
Chicken Eggs, Fertile, Unit of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $31.95 1 $31.95
Incubator Thermometer • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.45 1 $9.45
Chick Fountain • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.22 1 $9.22
Chick Feeder • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.87 1 $7.87

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