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					Chick Web Quest


What came first the chicken or the egg??? This question has puzzled many
great minds since the beginning of time. You and your team of chick
embryologist experts are on track to answer this age-old question. Get ready to
examine the life cycle and habitat of a chicken, let's go!

The Task:

You and your team of chick embryologist experts will search several Web sites
and read several books to learn about the life cycle of a chick and to replicate
an environment in your classroom incubator to breeding chicks.

At the end of this Web Quest you will:

Label parts of a chicken egg.

Create a calendar highlighting the development of the embryo to chick.

Record the requirements for taking care of an egg in the incubator until it
hatches and is several days old.

Write a Kidblog explaining what you think came first - the chicken or the egg.

Define chick embryology vocabulary.

Create a multimedia presentation using all the information you have learned.
The Process
Step 1

You and your team of experts will investigate chick Web sites and take notes
for your slide show presentation. Your team will use your science journal to
record the facts you learn. Use Life Cycle of a Chicken and/or Chickens
(username – dbagby password – swimmer) and/or go to Bookflix (Animals and
Nature, 25-28, A Chick Grows Up) to research the answers. (23630001018149)


Draw a chicken and label at least three parts.

How long does it take for a chicken to develop in the egg?

A mother hen sits on the nest to keep her eggs warm. What are we using to
keep our eggs warm?

Draw the life cycle circle for a chicken.

Draw a timeline listing 5 interesting facts about a chicken’s life.


1-21 Day                         Day 21

Hen sits on egg to keep    Chick uses egg tooth
it warm.                   to hatch.

Step 2

You and your team will draw and label the parts of a fertilized egg in your
Science Journal. You can use the fertilized egg structure diagram to label your

Step 3
Print out the calendar so that you and your team can record the development
of the embryo or newborn chick. Every day write the status and development
of the embryo. On your calendar, color the date the eggs arrive using yellow
colored pencil. Draw a chicken on the date the eggs hatch.

Step 4

You and your team will write a blog defending your stance on the age-old
question: What came first the chicken or the egg? You must include at least
two different reasons defending your position.

Step 5

You and your team will create a PowerPoint, storyrobe, storybuddy, gloster,
photopeach or animoto using the information you have learned from this Web
Quest. Your presentation will have minimum of 5 facts. Use Chick Embryos
and Incubators Web site to help you create your project.

Presentation Checklist:

1. Your presentation has at least 5 facts.

2. You use backgrounds, photos, graphics, and text that can be easily

3. Your content is adequately covered.

4. Your presentation is interesting and holds attention.

5. Adequate use of graphics.


 You and your team will evaluate yourselves with a student rubric and a
teacher rubric.

 Wow, you are officially a Chick Embryologist Expert! Congratulations! The
life cycle of a chicken sure is "eggciting!"

Print the "Procedure" page and the "Game Board" page to play this fun chick

Rubric for grading

4                     3                    2                    1
1. Completes all of   1. Completes most    1. Completes some    1. Completes few
the tasks on time.    of the tasks.        of the tasks.        tasks.

2. Has an             2. Explores topic    2. Separates into    2. Detects few
exemplary             with curiosity.      few parts.           connections or
knowledge base of                                               patterns.
the topic.            3. Assembles and     3. Applies little
                      combines new         information.         3. Limited
3. Combines facts     knowledge to form    Combines few         knowledge shown.
and ideas to create   a coherent whole.    facts or ideas.
new knowledge                                                   4. Did not
that is               4. Cooperated very   4. Cooperated with   cooperate with
comprehensive         well with partner.   partner.             partner.
and significant.

4. Cooperated very
well with partner.

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