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New Chick Hatching Incubator from BEF! January 27, 2016

Posted by bsciencecenter in Uncategorized.

The Science Center runs a chick hatching program for all of our 1st and 4th grade classrooms at the elementary schools every year.  We grow the eggs for the first 18 days at the Science Center in our “master incubator”, before the eggs travel into smaller machines within the classrooms for hatching. The Science Center was awarded a grant from the Burlington Education Foundation to update the 25 year old machine.  We would like to thank the BEF for their support with this project.  The Burlington Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes community support for education excellence in the Burlington Public Schools. The BEF’s Mission is to channel donations from businesses and individuals to provide Burlington educators with an additional source of funding for creative and innovative curriculum enrichment programs.  You can read more about them on their website.


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The purpose of the classroom chick hatching program is to enrich the science curriculum through helping students explore the life cycle and behavior of a chicken, while observing live hatching in the classroom. The students have experiences with live animals and have opportunities to care for the animals for one week after they hatch.




Thanks again to the BEF!


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