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Helpful resources

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Incubator setup: step by step

Watch this video to review setup and use of your new incubator!

More ChickQuest resources

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ChickQuest: A classroom journey through the life cycle of chickens

2 lessons, 8 files
What is the life cycle of a developing chick? From monitoring living eggs to observing chicks, these STEM activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences. …
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Life cycle of chickens (Elementary)

How long does it take a chicken egg to hatch? What is happening within the egg? This course describes the stages of chick development from embryo to hatchling.

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e-learning

Structure and function of eggs (Elementary)

How can a shell protect a developing chick in an egg? This course describes the structure of a chicken’s egg and how it functions to protect the chick until it hatches.

ChickQuest stories

Hear about other ChickQuest experiences!

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Back to school with ChickQuest!

Aug 4, 2022
41 Ohio teachers gathered at the Nationwide &Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus this week for a ChickQuest workshop. The group included educators from 28 elementary schools, as well as extension agents. The workshop takes the attendees …
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ChickQuest, including some chick doctoring, too!

May 31, 2022
South Range Elementary teacher Tawny Tharp won grant materials to share ChickQuest with her third grade students. “I have been having a fun time with my students during the month of May while we waited for our incubated chicks to hatch! One of our …
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Making new friends through ChickQuest

May 23, 2022
Kim Bailey’s third graders at Fairbanks Elementary enjoyed the opportunity to hatch chicks. Thanks to the grant program, Bailey received a coupon for fertilized eggs from Meyer Hatchery and a set of classroom logbooks. Bailey shares: “We felt we had …
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Leawood’s life cycles

May 18, 2022
Students at Leawood Elementary School in Columbus are taking part in a building-wide Life Cycle Extravaganza. “Each grade level takes a life cycle to study for the month of May. It is turning out great, but the Leawood Hatchery is the most exciting …
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ChickQuest learning: it’s a big deal!

May 6, 2022
Susan Scott, a basic skills educator for Cleveland Metropolitan School District, is taking her students through the ChickQuest program. AND she’s extending their learning in some creative ways! Her students wrote persuasive letters of request for …
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ChickQuest learning

May 5, 2022
Third grade teacher Tracy Germann at Saint Rose Catholic School was one of the 50 teachers who received ChickQuest student logbooks and an egg coupon thanks to the generosity of the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen. Her students are enjoying the …