Embryology(the hatching of chicks)

Embryology(the hatching of chicks)
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  • On the next slide you will see that we have to organize the order of how you turn the eggs
  • Mrs. Gilham! Don't you always have to wash hands!?
  • Well the egg tooth basically helps the chick break out of it's shell but, it falls of later because they don't need it.
  • Mom did you know that the egg tooth is a temporary organ?
  • No. I don't even know what the egg tooth is, what is it?
  • But it does look like a spider
  • DON'T WORRY IT'S NOT A SPIDER!!
  • EWWW!!! There's a spider in there, and I hate spiders!!
  • So that would mean it starts turning its head toward the blunt end
  • Even though Lily was right about washing your hands before and after turning the eggs she had to put her hand up and not call out. After that slide there was a slide discussing that it takes 23-24 days for a hen to lay a egg (any type fertile or infertile).
  • Today we candled the eggs and saw all the albumen was gone and the embryo was so BIG, and it was growing feathers!
  • Claire loved telling her mom about all the temporary organs in the egg for the chick like the egg tooth, allantois, air cell, and the shell. Her mom even told her how the air cell has a three day air supply
  • So how was school today?
  • In science we did embryology. It was day 20 so tomorrow the eggs are supposed to hatch. It finally looks like a chick!
  • And did I just see 5 students walk away without washing their hands!?
  • Leo thought the embryo was a spider because the embryos veins stuck out like legs because it was so small and it's body looked like a spiders body. It was only day 3. 
  • Oh my! The incubators temperature is at 80 degrees! And I seriously just put water in the tray, but I just saw it with my own eyes leak out of the incubator! Also...who left three open highlighters right next to the incubator!
  • WOW! You need to get a new incubator!
  • All the kids in team A were talking about the developing embryo in the shell, because they were so excited about the chicks. They were so excited that they made a book about how the feathers and claws grow and that they are finished growing at day 15.
  • Claire was so exited for the eggs to hatch that she was going to ask for chicks for Christmas. And she told her mom everything she learned in school. Like how when it's a infertile egg it only has hen cells, and when the egg has hen and rooster cells it's a fertile egg.
  • Everything was going wrong in the classroom, so wrong that she had to remind the students the rest of the week but, they were fine after that. The temperature was supposed to be 98-99 degrees, students were supposed to wash their hands before and after handling the eggs, students were supposed to give the eggs fresh unpolluted air, and the incubator wasn't supposed to leak!         
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