Enhance your chicken egg incubation experience with this science lab journal!
Students will build their skills in observational drawings, representational thought, and non-standard units of measurement as they delight in the awe-inspiring miracle of hatching chicks!
Each Journal Booklet Includes:
❷Chicken Life Cycle Sequencing Page & Sequencing Cards
❸Incubator Observation Page
❹Egg Candling Observation Page (Week 1 & Week 3)
❺Hatching Chick Observation Page
❻Day-Old Chick Observation Page
❼Watch My Chick Grow Page (Visit 1) (Weight & Height)
❽Watch My Chick Grow Page (Visit 2) (Weight & Height)
Download Also Includes:
✚ A Completed Example Journal done in kid-style (With Teacher's Guide Tips)
✚ Countdown to Hatch Day Chart
Booklet prints double sided for easy prep. Just print, fold, staple, and done! Each page of the journal is a half sheet of an 8.5x11 paper.
: This is NOT a lab guide/ incubation guide, but simply a recording booklet for your existing chicken hatching experience. If you'd like to find out more about hatching eggs (which is my absolute favorite thing we do in my classroom!), contact your local 4-H, your nearest poultry science university, or google to find the abundance of PDF's available for free online!
Be sure to review the preview to ensure the lab aligns with your equipment. The lab uses a candler to view inside eggs and a simple classroom balance scale to track the growing chick's weight. (If you don't have a commercially made egg candler, they can be a quick DIY with black construction paper and a flashlight.)
Also note: If using this journal with Pre-K students, it will work best in small groups of 4-5 at a time. Not all of the drawings will look perfect, but they will be meaningful to the child and will guide your Pre-K students toward developing their observational recording skills. Pre-K - 2nd grade students have used this journal in my school with success, adapting our expectations to be developmentally appropriate for each level.
I'm so excited to share one of my favorite activities with you! I hope you and your students enjoy it as much as I do!
If you have any questions, suggestions or problems, please email me as I'm always happy to help!
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