May 10th was a VERY exciting day in Lower Elementary. The students witnessed our chicks beginning to hatch. The classroom had a video of the incubator broadcasting on the TV so that the children could watch it on the big screen.
In mid-April, an incubator and seven fertilized eggs arrived at Princeton Montessori School. The incubator was kept in the Lower Elementary classroom along with a display of books and learning materials explaining what was going on inside the eggs.
The students were able to witness one of the greatest miracles of nature. Egg hatching provides a rare opportunity to study the stages of embryonic growth during the 21 days of incubation and gives students a chance to relate the stages of a chick’s development to that of other embryos. Next week the chicks will be visiting the Primary Program!
The beautiful display gives a clear view of how the chicks are developing inside the egg. The excitement builds as the chicks begin to hatch!