By Kristina Hodges- Terrier Times Staff- VINTON, Va.-
For the second time in three years Caitlin Hartman’s AP Biology Class has hatched almost a half-dozen fluffy chicks, but what for exactly?
“I thought it was a fun project for a class that worked really hard,” said Hartman. “It’s embryology and [the project is] to connect with farm life, agriculture and stuff like that.
The fertilized eggs come from a company called 4H, which stands for Head Heart Hands Health. The eggs themselves are free but you have to have your own incubator though if you don’t have one a loner is optional.
“I love the chicks, especially when they’re all cute and fluffy,” said Hartman.
The eggs take 21 days to hatch and the classes that hatch them are Hartman’s 5th and 6th blocks, which is her double-block AP Biology class.
“To most people they have never seen anything like [chicks in person],” said Hartman. “It’s cute; some of [the students] form motherly bonds with the chicks.”
Last year Hartman didn’t do the chick project because she didn’t have a AP Biology class that year. The 4H company’s goal is to develop and promote an emphasis on agriculture and it began informally in the late 1800s with projects to teach rural youth agriculture.
If you’re interested in doing the project you may want to consider taking AP Biology next school year.
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