A Web Quest for 4th and 5th Graders
Click on each chick to go to that area of the web quest.
Have you ever wondered what came first, the chicken or the egg?† You and your classmates will be pondering that very question over the next several weeks.† You will be doing research and hands on investigations on the life cycle of a developing chicken egg.†††††
Your mission in this web quest is to learn as much as you can about incubating and hatching eggs.† Each of you will be assigned to a group of 4 to 5 students.† Your group will be responsible for learning the parts of an egg, what a developing chick looks like at different points in the cycle and what you will need to do to make sure the eggs in your classroom hatch.† You will also be participating in classroom activities with real eggs in an incubator.† Once you have completed your research, your group will create a multi media presentation using PowerPoint to demonstrate what you have learned.† You will present your project to your classmates, your teacher and your Technology Facilitator.
To begin your quest, you must research some chick websites and take notes as you go.† You can use the worksheet to record facts and information you learn as you go.† The following websites will help you during your mission.
Incubation and Hatching
Life Cycle and Development
Now that you have completed your research, you are ready to create your presentation.† Use the following guidelines to help you.† Your PowerPoint project must include:
Some other things to take into consideration:
Your multi media project will be evaluated using this rubric. †Your teacher will provide you with a copy.
Congratulations!† You are now a Chick Embryologist Specialist!†