Most children are fascinated at the miracle of life. The avian embryo is an amazing and exciting project that allows children an opportunity to see the miracle of life. In only three weeks, a small clump of cells with no characteristic features of any single animal species changes into an active, newly hatched chick. A study of this transformation is educational and interesting, and gives us insight into how humans are formed.
Several Universities conduct embryology projects and have website designed to help students, teachers and parents with the lab. We us the following websites for our baby chicks. If you know of more web sites about Embryology, please send them to the email address below.
Why and How to do an Embrology project in the classroom
The students use inquiry based experiment, demonstrate safe and ethical lab procedures, use critical thinking skills and demonstrate knowledge in a variety of ways.
to hatch eggs in the classroom
This booklet is designed to help students and teachers to have a safe and productie embryology project.
Candle the eggs
for the first few days to find the number of fertile eggs.
The following photo has the air sac and large end on the left.
We candle ONLY!
This is a progression of growth of the baby chick from day one to twenty one as done by universities.
Diagrams of developing chick
These pages authored and maintained by Judy Lee.
Revised: March 25, 2005 . Copyright © 1998
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These pages were developed through GirlTECH '96,
a teacher training and student technology
council program sponsored by the
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National Science Foundation