The 4-H Embryology Program gives students the opportunity to learn about chickens, eggs, and embryonic development through observation of the egg hatching process. It provides a great way for youth to observe the development of life in just three weeks. Lessons are designed to build student math, science, and language arts skills.
This program is for youth of all ages (including adults)! We will learn about the life cycle of a chicken, embryo development, chicken breeds, incubators, egg parts and functions, and even watch chicks hatch live!
Session 3 – Brooder Setup and Hatching Process
In this session youth will learn:
· What is a brooder and why do we use it?
· How do chicks hatch?
· What’s an egg tooth?
· What are things we do during the hatching process?
· How can we tell if a chick is male or female?
At-home activity: Testing the strength of the egg (Supplies needed: an egg and a Ziploc type baggie (sandwich or quart sized).
This program is being hosted via Zoom video conferencing. To receive the link to log on, please register and include your email address. The email with the log-in instructions will be sent out approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled meeting start time. The use of Zoom is at your own risk. Aurora Public Library is not liable for damage. If you are under 18, please be sure to have a guardian’s permission to participate in this online program.