On Monday 7th May we had The Living Eggs Program provide us with 10 Embryo Eggs that are 2-3 days from hatching. The eggs stay within the Living Eggs incubators as they are specially designed for classroom hatching. An electronic thermostat ensures accurate temperature control for a high hatch rate. The large viewing windows allow the children to see all stages of hatching. Once they hatch a brooder box complete with heat light, bedding, feed and waterer is supplied which allows teachers and children easy observation and access to the chicks.
We are very excited as one little chicken has hatched ! The children here at childcare are always checking up on the eggs , observing for any marks on the shell to see if anymore are going to start hatching.
As mentioned in below photo this program has many benefits from : Encouraging Social / Personal learning , Health & Development and the children engaging and utilizing their creative and mathematical skills .