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Hatching Classroom Chicks and Ducklings

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Students at Tamarac Elementary School are engaging in an authentic lesson to learn about the life cycles of chicks and ducklings. Third graders in Ms. Monaco’s class collaborated with Ms. Hagerman’s first graders to hatch chicks and ducklings in their classrooms.

During science, third graders read a book about birds with their first grade book buddies. As a surprise, Ms. Monaco and Ms. Hagerman brought egg incubators into the classroom. Students made observations as the eggs turned in the incubator. They were able to candle the eggs to see the development of the chicks and ducklings. After 21 days in the classroom, the eggs began to hatch. Students were excited to observe the birds grow and interact with them. The experience provided students with an exciting and engaging way to learn about science.

Date Added: 6/13/2022