APW Elementary raises baby chicks, hands-on learning

APW Elementary students watch as a baby chick hatches.

PARISH — Students in Shawn Rivers and Danielle Sierotnik’s classes at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School waited patiently for 21 days as eggs incubated, waiting to break out as baby chicks.

Finally on April 27, one beak poked through an egg, and 20 more followed the next day. Once the chicks dried, they were transferred to a brooder box. The teachers explained how important it is to maintain a temperature of 95 to 100 degrees during the first week of life.

The hands-on experience teaches students life science through the life cycle of chicks. They watched as each chick hatched.

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