It's a good thing you can't hear my squeal through the computer when my associate teacher/friend put one on my desk! Ewwww! And yes, we do let the kids hold them and watch them walk around....but I'm the photographer---ONLY! :)
We begin with fertilized eggs---typically gathered by other local teachers/farmers (the beauty of living in a rural farming area in a midwestern State!), an incubator, and 32 VERY excited young scientists! Put that all together in my classroom - and we have a perfect science experiment with so many activities to boot!
Each day we observe any changes in the eggs inside and out. I LOVE the model eggs that show detailed illustrations of what's happening on the inside.
We chart their progress on a photographic timeline (so it can be read and deciphered by our little ones), and much, much more!
But before I go on forever about this project (my all time favorite of the entire year!!), I'll toss a math FREEBIE at you! It's spring time, and whether you hatch chicks or not---these little cuties can't be passed up!
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