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Lee County 4-H 3rd Grade Embryology Program

3rd Grade Embryology Project Lee County

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

4-H Embryology School Enrichment is a program offered through Lee County 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. The mission of 4-H Embryology School Enrichment program is to provide high quality experiential learning opportunities. The 4-H Embryology School Enrichment Program addresses many of the Public Schools 3rd grade science and math competency-based curriculum objectives.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Increase student knowledge through hands on learning opportunities in areas of science and math
  • Provide experiential learning in the incubation, hatching and brooding of chicks
  • Students will demonstrate skills and knowledge mastered from this experience

METHODOLOGY AND EVALUATION

Trained teachers will facilitate the 4-H Embryology Program in third grade classrooms. Instructions will be given on pre-hatch, incubation and post-hatch procedures during the scheduled training session on (2021 dates TBD). Third grade students will study the formation, early growth and development of chicken in their eggs. If you classroom intends to do live hatching, you will receive chicken eggs, an incubator, teacher’s curriculum, and a thermometer. Within 48 hours after hatching, the birds will be collected. An evaluation will also be given to help determine the benefits of the program.

EMBRYOLOGY TRAINING and EGG PICK-UP DATE:

The Embryology Training will be held on (date TBD) at the McSwain Extension Center or located at 2420 Tramway Road or via Zoom. The training is free of charge, and each teacher will receive all of the necessary information and supplies at or after the training. If you classroom will be hatching eggs our plan is to have the eggs ready to pass out to you on the day of the training. Please call 775-5624 to register for the project (or online link provided ASAP.) We look forward to working with everyone in 2021 and hope to see you at the training!

A CLASSROOM UNIT IN EMBRYOLOGY WILL HELP YOU MEET THE FOLLOWING NATIONAL SCIENCE STANDARDS

Conduct scientific inquiry, Ask questions about objects, organisms and events in the environment, Plan and conduct a simple investigation, Use simple equipment and tools to gather data, Use data to construct a reasonable explanation, Communicate investigations and explanations, The characteristics of organisms, Organisms have basic needs. Organisms can survive only in environments in which their needs can be met, Each animal has different structures that serve different functions in growth, survival and reproduction, The behavior of individual organisms is influenced by internal cues and by external cues, Life cycles of organisms, Animals have life cycles including birth, maturation, reproduction and death, Animals closely resemble their parents, Organisms and their environments, All animals depend on plants, Some animals eat plants for food. Other animals eat animals that eat the plants, An organism’s patterns of behavior are related to the nature of that organism’s environment, including the kinds and numbers of other organisms present, the availability of food, resources and the physical characteristics of the environment, Abilities of technological design Identify a simple problem, Propose a solution, Implement proposed solutions, Evaluate a product or design, Communicate a problem, design and solution.