4. Hatching a Chick or Duckling

spring STEM activitiesSpring is the season of new life, and that includes adorable little animals. Give your students something to remember by caring for an egg and seeing it hatch.

Over the course of your project, your class will discuss what an egg needs in order to fully develop and hatch, then what a baby chick needs in order to survive and become healthy. You will also discuss the difference between a mother hen taking care of her eggs versus how they can thrive with the help of modern technology.

While typically done with elementary students, this spring STEM activity can be easily adapted to focus on biology and genetics concepts at the middle and high school level.

Just be sure to have a plan in place for the chick or duckling to have a permanent home once it outgrows the space available in your classroom.