Years 1 and 2 were excited for the opportunity to incubate and hatch their very own chicks. In Science, each class learnt about the inside of the egg and the life cycle of a chicken. Chickens eggs have a 21 day incubation period. Whilst we were waiting for the chicks to grow inside the egg we candled them to check if there was a chick inside. Candling is when you hold a torch up to the egg to see inside the egg. We were able to see the embryo’s developing inside.
It was very exciting when the chicks eventually hatched! We learnt how to care for them and in our English lessons we wrote instructions about how to do this.