Hatching Eggs in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide

Date of Publication
May 2, 2022
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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: NutritionCirculatory systemData measurement, collection and analysisThese 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 hatchStoring fertile eggsStorage time, temperature, and humidityPosition of eggsTurning eggsIncubating eggsRecord keepingCandlingHatch stageWhen 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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