In a normal year, it would be time to pull out the incubators and eggs for the lesson on chicks. Ag in the Classroom Coordinator with the University of Illinois Extension Office, Rebecca Livingston says it’s feels weird not to be in the middle of this lesson.
One thing Livingston misses about being in the classroom is the stories she can tell from the experience. She was working on teaching the lesson about chicks to a classroom, and she got one of those stories.
When the incubators do come out, it is important to pay attention to the temperature and humidity.
The eggs are then put on a machine that slowly turns them to mimic what would happen when a hen sits on the egg. As the hatching process gets closer, there is more that Livingston can do with the class.
Livingston appeared as a guest on the NewsTalk WTIM Morning Show.