Third grade students in Mrs. Klingman’s elementary classes are learning about life cycles through a virtual project and physically watching the transformation of an embryo to a chick. The students have been able to explore and learn all about the life cycles, a vital curriculum in this grade level, through the world of studying chickens. Beginning our study of a chicken's life cycle on April 8th, students have learned that it takes 21 days for a chick to develop and hatch. Eggs were put into the incubator and students have been watching through Zoom Meetings to make scientific hypotheses, such as: how many eggs will hatch and how many will stop developing? Students have been waiting patiently and observing the eggs daily. During these Zoom meetings the students had to identify the three types of eggs: Winner: growing with healthy blood vessels; Quitters: not growing; and Yolkers: ones that were never fertilized. Students have been keeping track of what day we are on and also if the eggs are viable or not.
Students are patiently waiting the hatch of our chicks. They can come as soon as April 25th until April 29th. Please keep a lookout for the arrival of our chicks. Way to go with this creative assignment!