ChickQuest, a Classroom Journey Through the Life Cycle of Chickens, is a 4-H School Enrichment Program that challenges students to use Science, Engineering, and Technology to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, these lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences. The United Soybean Board, the Ohio Soybean Council and OSU Extension want to provide this curriculum for 200 elementary teachers in Ohio during the 2016-2017 school year. Each teacher will receive:
- Teacher Guide
- Science Log books—one per student in your classroom
- fertilized egg coupon
- kit that includes experiment supplies
- one day of professional development training for the teacher
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the threat of Avian Flu, chick incubation in public schools has the potential to be banned at any time.
"Your program is one of the the best teacher programs I’ve been involved in. Your enthusiasm was contagious. I feel ready to help my students better understand life cycles of living things. We have already ordered our eggs." From a teacher, Bexley City Schools
"I want to pass on a compliment regarding the recent "ChickQuest" workshop! Three teachers from my school attended the workshop. They came back fired up about the information! They have been raving about the quality of the inservice, the speakers, the materials, etc. They have hatched chicks and ducks in the past but they have a renewed sense of energy now. In short they loved it and can't wait to come back. It is not always the case that we find quality information, workshops, inservices for teachers." From a Principal, Cincinnati Schools
"I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the workshop yesterday. It was very well run, organized, and meaningful. The curriculum materials are very well done – a teacher’s dream. I can’t thank you enough for helping me bring this experience to my students." From a teacher, Gahanna-Jefferson Schools
NOTE: Some schools seem to be blocking the registration process. If you have trouble, please try to register from home or contact Heather Bryan.