Chick Web Quest Introduction: 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) Questions: 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. EXAMPLE 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 diagram. 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 read. 3. Your content is adequately covered. 4. Your presentation is interesting and holds attention. 5. Adequate use of graphics. Evaluation: You and your team will evaluate yourselves with a student rubric and a teacher rubric. Conclusion: 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 game! 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.