chick project hatches students' interest in science
JUNE 20, 2012
hatched recently at Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School.
Students in Dawn Buzzelli's kindergarten class proudly welcomed
six baby chicks to their classroom.
chicks were part of a hands-on science project designed to teach
students about the life cycle of baby chicks. Instead of just
reading about the process in a book, the students were actively
involved in the incubation and hatching of the baby chicks.
tracked the chicks’ incubation period and observed their embryo
development through a process called candling where the embryo
can be seen by shining a light through the shell.
After 21 days of anticipation, the first chick hatched. The
class then got to spend the next two weeks watching and caring
for the chicks, which were all affectionately named by the
students, grow and develop their tail feathers.