Teachers will hatch chickens in their classroom, giving students a chance to interact with the chicks and observe the differences between chicks and eaglets first hand. This lesson can be put together in a number of ways, depending on how deeply the instructor wants to dive. If hatching chicks isn’t possible in your classroom, consider watching a live chicken cam (https://youtu.be/gNs1O9nHmpo) or ordering live chicks.
You will need:
- A live eagle stream. Link: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/.
- A journal or whole class chart for collecting information.
- Fertile chicken eggs and an incubator in the classroom if you plan to hatch chicks.
- A Venn Diagram to collect information.
Teachers are welcome to apply for a Raptor Resource Project educational chat account to observe incubation, hatching, and eaglets with other classes from around the country. The chat is moderated by Raptor Resource Project volunteers. Link: https://www.raptorresource.org/classroom/. If you don’t have a Raptor Resource Project classroom account, register here: https://www.raptorresource.org/register/.