Life Cycle of a Chicken: Lesson Plan

Life Cycle of a Chicken
Science-Grade 2

I. Objectives
2.4.3 Recognize that the appearance of plants and animals change as they mature
� The student should be able to illustrate and label the six life cycles of a chicken using a poster after whole class instruction.

II. Materials
� Diagrams for over head
� Video
� Poster board
� Crayons/Markers
� Book- Where Do Chicks Come From by: Amy Sklansky
� Incubation organizer
� Incubator
� Fertilized eggs
âÂ?¢ Book- Dora’s Eggs by Julie Sykes
III. Procedures
� Discuss the life cycles of chickens
� Show students the different stages of the life cycles of chickens using diagrams on the over head
âÂ?¢ Show the students the video of chicks hatching (I made this video when my brother’s chicks hatched so you may need to fast-forward through a few parts)
� Read Where Do Chicks Come From by: Amy Sklansky
� Give each student a poster board
� Have the student illustrate and draw the six life cycles of chickens on their poster board
� Allow the students to color their poster board with crayons and markers
� Tell the students that they are going to hatch chicks
� Give each student an incubation organizer
� Have the students fill out the first section while looking at the eggs
� The graphic organizer is a chart that requires the students to draw and write a short paragraph about how the egg changes over a period of time
� Have the student complete the incubation organizer over the next 21 days (this is when the chicks are suppose to hatch)

IV. Assessment
I will assess my students by their posters. The students should have correctly illustrated and labeled the six life cycles of chickens.

V. Modifications
For my high level students I will have them read the book Dora’s Eggs by Julie Sykes.

For my low level students I will write the six different life cycles of chickens on a piece of paper. The students will need to illustrate and label the life cycles of chickens on poster board. The students will need to cut out the life cycle labels that I provided to them. The student will then need to paste the correct life cycle label to the illustrations that they drew.

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