In this activity children consider the conditions necessary for an egg to hatch and predict the ideal conditions for an incubator.
A nine-year-old boy has hatched a chick from a box of free-range eggs, which his mother brought in a Suffolk supermarket.
Children will consider the conditions necessary for an egg to hatch. They will discuss graphical data and study information to predict the ideal conditions for an incubator. In the event of a power cut they need to plan an investigation to determine the most suitable insulating material to use to keep eggs warm.
- how to interpret data from a graph
- how to interpret data from a table and make conclusions
Children will learn:
- to use data to design the optimum conditions for an incubator
- to plan an investigation to find the best thermal insulator from a choice of materials
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.