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What can we learn from a chick? Find out with ChickQuest, a Science Alive 4-H School Enrichment program that challenges youth to use science, technology, engineering, and math skills to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, these lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences.
Visit Project Central to view sample pages from the ChickQuest Teacher Guide: A Journey Through the Life Cycle of Chickens and from the ChickQuest Logbook.
Learning outcomes, including correlation to Next Generation Science Standards, are available in ChickQuest Lessons at a Glance.
Check out the video The Egg: Ohio's Perfect Food! Your students have a viewing guide on pages 51 and 52 in the ChickQuest Logbook. Here's an answer key too! (Answer key is coming soon.)
Other Documents Related to the Curriculum
- Egg Skillathon Station Directions
- Egg Skillathon Stations Activity
- ChickQuest Supply List
- Ordering Information
- Ready-to-Print Task Cards Lesson 5
- Ready-to-Print Task Cards Lesson 6
- Ready-to-Print Task Cards Lesson 10
- Make a Hygrometer
- Chick Quest Student Quiz 1 - (Lessons 1-6)
- Chick Quest Student Quiz 2 - (Lessons 7-18)
- 21-Day Calendar Presentation
- BONUS Video #1: Where Do Eggs Come From
- BONUS Video #2: The Incredible Infertile Egg
- Some copies of the Chick Quest Teacher Guide have a misprinted page 35. Here is a corrected version.
Related Web Links
- Nebraska Embryology Website
- 4-H Virtual Farm
- Illinois ChickScope
- Penn State Embryology in the Classroom
- National 4-H Science
- NSTA Position Statement: Responsible Use of Live Animals and Dissections in the Science Classroom