Hatched Science Lessons

Hatched Science Lessons Photo
Minnesauke Elementary School first-grade students learned about the life cycle of animals this spring as they observed baby chicks – from their start in an egg to their eventual hatching 21 days later.
 
The students helped to keep the eggs warm in incubators, charted the embryos’ progress by candling the eggs and learned about the various stages the animals go through in their development. The project tied together the science and English Language Arts skills, as they regularly reflected upon the experience in journal form and kept track of the eggs in a chick embryology folder.

Additionally, the classes compared the chicks’ lifecycles to others, including ladybugs that the students studied in kindergarten.