Chicken Life Cycle -Chicken Science

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Would you like to teach students about the life cycle of a chicken? This is a complete low prep unit on the chicken life cycle. Students will love these high-interest reading pages. Students will learn about life cycles and about chicken growth and development. Students will learn about how hens take care of the eggs and chicks.❤️

This Chicken Life cycle Resource Includes:

  • slide show about the inside of an egg
  • Informational text passages (three pages)
  • follow-up pages
  • a story about Banti the Broody Hen (slide show format)
  • sorting activities
  • matching activities
  • hatching eggs is not required with this unit


This resource is aligned with

NGSS 3-LS1-1 Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

SCI.4.10.C Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures and behaviors that help them survive within their environment. The student is expected to: explore, illustrate, and compare life cycles in living organisms such as beetles, crickets, radishes, or lima beans

This resource is also aligned with the science standards for Utah's third grade.

Utah SEEd 3.2.1 Develop models to describe patterns of change that organisms go through during their life cycles. Emphasize that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles, but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

This resource also includes a darling true story of a broody bantam hen. She wanted to sit on eggs and hatch them and raise chicks. She sat on her own eggs and tried to hatch them, but they were not fertilized so they did not hatch. She even sat on a golf ball! Banti’s person got her some fertilized eggs from a farm and she goes on to raise some chicks.  

This beautifully told story is in a slide show format and is perfect for a read-aloud story. Children will love following Banti’s adventures and watch her raise her chicks. They will be interested to learn through this story about the hen's instinct and behavior.

**My work, including the slide show, is not editable for copyright reasons.

There are response pages for the story of Banti, as well as, center activities and follow-up pages on chick growth and development.  

This is perfect for a unit on the farm or chick hatching!  The story is beautifully illustrated artwork and photos. There are video clips included.

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This unit DOES NOT require you to be hatching chicks to use it. See more on the chicken life cycle here.

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Student Skills Include:




Writing Prompts

The following Science and Engineering Practices will be used by students:

Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)

Developing and using models

Planning and carrying out investigations

Analyzing and interpreting data

Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering) Engaging in argument from evidence

Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

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Created by Lynda R. Williams

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Please see my other resources for third grade.

Life Cycle of a Sunflower NGSS 3-LS1-1

3rd Grade Inherited Traits and Acquired Traits 3-LS3-1, 3-LS3-2 and 3-LS4-2

Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions on The Honey Bee

Total Pages
152 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death. Changes organisms go through during their life form a pattern. Assessment of plant life cycles is limited to those of flowering plants. Assessment does not include details of human reproduction.


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