How the Program Works:
An incubator may be checked out for a maximum of 1 month along with resource materials. (Value of up to $236 in each kit) Any damage may result in a charge for repair/replacement.
Teachers will need to secure their own eggs from limited county resources or through mail order.
Your kit includes:
(The complete kit needs to be returned)
- Eggcellent Adventures in Classroom Embryology
- Incubator: circulating air fan with a solid state thermostat control, thermometer, automatic egg turner and tray liner
- Instructions and Troubleshooting Guide
- Brooder Box and Heat Lamp
Before your class can participate, the appropriate forms must be completed and turned in. (See below)
- Provide teacher with available, working incubator with instructions
- Serve as a resource, as needed for the teacher
- Complete the School Enrichment Registration Form, Embryology Teacher Agreement and pre and post project evaluations
- Secure permission of school principal for project
- Identify how chicks will be dispersing when they are grown
- Teach the curriculum
- Clean the incubator when empty
Through the guidance of the teacher, students will:
- Understand the appropriate conditions for incubating and hatching the eggs.
- Assist teacher in keeping food dish and water container filled
- Learn about embryonic development and the uses for chickens and eggs
- Handle eggs and chicks carefully and appropriately
- ENJOY and LEARN!
LIMITED incubators are available – contact Shaina Spann or call 259-3520 to schedule your class or afterschool program.
Other Embryology Resources:
- Florida 4-H Embryology Project Information
- Chickscope: 21-day Chick Life-Cycle
- Stages of Development
Baker County 4-H Member/Parent Resources