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“Chick experts” share knowledge with others

Feb 15, 2017
Susan Haag I just wanted to share a little bit about my experience with ChickQuest. I am a Reading Specialist in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. My third grade students and I participated in ChickQuest. My students had a phenomenal …
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“Here’s what we’ve been waiting for!”

Feb 7, 2017
Mindy Heaston teaches 3rd grade at Graham Elementary in St. Paris, Ohio. She says: We took this video last year of our eggs hatching to help our students see the process after hours. The chicks were hatching early morning and late evening, and my …
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“The highlight of the students’ day”

Feb 1, 2017
Wendy Williams Beatty Park Elementary School Grades 3-5 ChickQuest allowed the students in my classroom to experience something that they would have never experienced. My students are inner city kids; some never even knew what a chicken looked like …
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A chance to try DuckQuest!

Feb 17, 2017
Eileen Elswick 5th grade science teacher Hayes Intermediate, Grove City I’ve used the ChickQuest materials in my 5th grade science class for 2 years. Last year, I was getting ready to order eggs when a friend called to tell me a nesting mallard duck …
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A favorite part of 4th grade

Feb 20, 2017
Alexis Swisher Imagine Groveport Community School I am a 4th grade math and science teacher at Imagine Groveport Community School. Two 4th grade science classes hatched chicks last year. The kids absolutely loved it! We did many experiments and it …
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An engaging experience at Almira Academy

Mar 17, 2017
Desiree Volney teaches 3rd grade at Almira Academy in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. She attended a ChickQuest workshop and said, “My students really enjoyed the program. They were completely engaged throughout each lesson and could not …
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Animal agriculture: engineer an egg catcher

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How do engineers solve problems in agriculture? It takes 30 million eggs a day to satisfy the US consumer! Ohio is #2 in the nation in egg production and ag engineers have helped to design facilities that keep chickens safe from predators and …
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Animal agriculture: the egg comes first

Jan 10, 2015
Thirty-nine teachers recently braved November snow and low temperatures to spend a day learning about animal agriculture in the ChickQuest workshop. This school program encourages 3rd graders to use science, engineering, and technology to …
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Baby chicks at Bolton Elementary

Feb 22, 2017
Keisha Pitts-Bullard Bolton Elementary School What an amazing experience this was! Our kindergarten class collaborated with the third grade class at Bolton Elementary School in Cleveland. The students enjoyed watching the process unfold. The third …
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Chicken corral

Feb 1, 2017
Michelle Atkinson I teach at Horizon Science Academy Toledo, 5th grade Math and Science. We hatched eggs last year and the students loved it! We cleared out the desks and made a chicken corral on the second day we had them. Those chicks had the best …
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ChickQuest: identifying day-old chicks

Nov 1, 2019
After attending a ChickQuest workshop, participants are ready to hatch eggs in their classrooms. What an exciting event! To help identify the cute chicks, here is an identification guide .
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ChickQuest: MORE than just hatching chicks!

May 18, 2017
Marti Mercuri of Broadleigh Elementary shares about her experience with the ChickQuest program: I am so thrilled with the Chickquest project. Even though I don’t have my own class, I borrowed a third grade class and we did EVERY STEM activity in the b …
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ChickQuest: not just for elementary students!

Jun 7, 2018
The typical ChickQuest teacher is in an elementary school, but the program can be tweaked to accompany higher grades. Jennifer Scheidler teaches Academic & Accelerated Biology at Sycamore High School. Here, she explains how she incorporated …
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ChickQuest: not just for little kids!

Feb 6, 2017
Adam Kendig I teach a high school biology class at Arcanum High School. I know that Chickquest is designed for elementary students, but I adapted it to fit my curriculum by starting with an inquiry lesson. I had the students look at the eggs and …
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Chicks draw in admiring visitors

Feb 11, 2017
Mrs. Margie Bodle 3rd grade I am a Cleveland Metropolitan Schools Basic Skills teacher working at St. Mark Catholic School in Cleveland. We incubated and hatched 5 chicks with both 3rd grade classes. It was so much fun! I introduced the unit to the …
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Chicks in the classroom part of Agriscience in the City

Mar 17, 2016
Rob Isner works at George Washington Carver STEM Elementary School in Cleveland as Program Manager for 4-H Youth Development. His position is part of the “Agriscience in the City” program created in 2014 to promote learning about agriculture and agr …
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Examining eggs and checking on chicks

Jan 18, 2017
Rob Isner is program manager for 4-H Youth Development, working at George Washington Carver STEM School in Cleveland. As part of the Agriscience in the City program, Isner followed up with teachers who’d gone through the ChickQuest workshop, v …
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Fall ChickQuest workshop held

Nov 14, 2015
32 teachers met at the 4H building on the Ohio State University campus for this fall’s ChickQuest workshop. Presenter Jeanne Gogolski took the participants through the ChickQuest curriculum, demonstrating the many hands-on STEM activities involved. …
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Inquiry-based learning delights students

Feb 13, 2017
Susan Scott I am a Cleveland Metropolitan School teacher who teaches Reading K-8. This year I participated in Chick Quest with my 3rd graders. We had 9 chicks hatch! My students were ecstatic from the time we set up the incubator until the chicks …
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No one can resist these adorable little chicks!

Feb 10, 2017
Cynthia Madanski Robinson Elementary School Toledo, OH I am a science support teacher in an urban school, serving students in grades K-8. I knew the younger students would be thrilled to learn about chicks, but it surprised me how enthralled the …
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So THAT’S what was in those eggs?!?

Feb 6, 2017
Last spring at East Technical High School in Cleveland, students in 9-12 Agriscience Education classes experienced firsthand the miracle of life through the hatching of baby chicks. ChickQuest allowed students to take ownership and protect the lives …
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Special education classrooms enjoy hatching chicks

Apr 18, 2017
David Lockard is an instructional coach for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. He attended the ChickQuest workshop and conducted the lessons and hatching with two Special Education classrooms at Louis Agassiz Elementary School. “It was a …
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Students study chickens, eggs and more chicks

Feb 24, 2017
Paula Ritter and Jerry Boes Arcadia High School Two of Jerry Boes’s ag ed classes teamed up with Paula Ritter’s Integrated Science II class to study chickens and eggs. While the students were studying eggs, they also had over 50 eggs in two i …
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Welcome to the hatchery

Feb 7, 2018
How do you get over 800 children to a hatchery for a field trip? Make it a VIRTUAL field trip! To further our goal of connecting industry with the classroom, we partnered with Nepris to do a tour of Meyer Hatchery in Polk, Ohio. This was a natural …
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You’re never too old for ChickQuest!

Feb 14, 2017
​Jane Kuhlman Mount Vernon Middle School I teach in a 7th grade science classroom at Mount Vernon Middle School. ChickQuest is a little extra I do with my kids in the spring. Many students will start out telling how they have already watched this in K …