Hatching Eggs in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide

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Publication
Date of Publication
May 2, 2022
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Overview

Incubating and hatching chicken eggs is a hands-on learning experience you can use with students from kindergarten to 12th grade. This publication goes over the guidelines for incubating and hatching chicken eggs in the classroom.

Classroom experiments with chicken embryos can help you teach complex systems and basic skills such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Circulatory system
  • Data measurement, collection and analysis

These projects help students learn biological concepts and develop a deeper understanding of the life sciences.

This publication will guide you through incubating and hatching eggs in the classroom including:

  • Which eggs will hatch
  • Storing fertile eggs
  • Storage time, temperature, and humidity
  • Position of eggs
  • Turning eggs
  • Incubating eggs
  • Record keeping
  • Candling
  • Hatch stage
  • When the chicks hatch

This publication also provides helpful reminders, incubation data chart, and a table for possible causes of hatching problems. (13 pages)

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