Incubation and Embryology - University of Illinois
Learning Together - Grades K-3
|Things to Learn
||Things to Do
| What is an incubator and how is it used
- Help prepare an incubator.
- Place incubator out of drafts.
- Put in thermometer, water and eggs.
- Use an incubator.
- Read a thermometer.
- Turn eggs three times a day from Day 2 to Day 18.
- Look at eggs daily.
| Use math with eggs
- Count the number of eggs set.
- Guess how many eggs will hatch.
- Count the number of eggs that hatch.
- Count the number of days it takes to incubate the eggs.
| How a chick hatches
- Watch a chick hatch.
- Draw a picture of a newly hatched chick.
- Tell your friends and parents how a chick hatches.
- Ask your teacher to make a tape recording of chick sounds.
- Gently and carefully hold a chick in your hands.
| New words about eggs
- Have your teacher provide a new word list.
- Write new words in a complete sentence.
- Write a story about hatching and chicks using the new words.
- Play "Egg Tag." Have your teacher explain the rules.
| Show and tell
Share with your friends by showing and telling about new things:
- Incubator and nest
- Egg, egg shell, yolk, and white
| Other uses for eggs
- Cook with eggs.
- Ask your parents five ways to cook eggs.
- Help your parents make egg dishes.
- Name some foods that have eggs in them.
- Make some egg art.
- Color Easter Eggs.
- Color egg shells to make egg mosaics.