Embryology Project


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)

  1. Eggcellent Adventures in Classroom Embryology
  2. Incubator: circulating air fan with a solid state thermostat control, thermometer, automatic egg turner and tray liner
  3. Candler
  4. Instructions and Troubleshooting Guide
  5. Brooder Box and Heat Lamp

Before your class can participate, the appropriate forms must be completed and turned in. (See below)

4-H Responsibilities:

  • Provide teacher with available, working incubator with instructions
  • Serve as a resource, as needed for the teacher

Teacher Responsibilities:

Student Responsibilities:

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: