We provide the equipment, resources and support so that you can hatch chicks in your classroom. It’s an engaging project for learners of all ages and abilities. The farm is particularly keen to work with teachers at KS1 and KS2.
This project is only available to Tower Hamlets schools, or schools that are a short distance away from the farm.
How to book
We are now taking bookings for 2020.
We are offering incubators on the following dates:
Thursday 5 March to Thursday 2 April (fully booked)
Thursday 23 April to Thursday 21 May
Thursday 4 June to Thursday 2 July
Once we’ve set the dates for your start-of-project and end-of-project lessons, we’ll send you an invoice. Your booking will be confirmed on receipt of payment.
About the package
The incubator project includes:
2 x lessons/support sessions. The first to meet the class, introduce the project and help you set up; the second to consolidate their learning and pick up the chicks to bring back to the farm.
Information pack giving care instructions, advice and contact details for tech support.
Hire of the incubator including fertilised eggs to hatch plus a brooder, a heat lamp and everything you will need to care for the chicks.
Extended learning resources. We can also provide worksheets, images and lend you books to support learning in your classroom.
Charges for the package are as follows:
1 incubator £250
2 incubators £350
3 incubators £450
Teachers taking part should be aware that:
This is a 4 week project. It takes 21 days for the eggs to hatch and another 7 days before we take the chicks back to the farm.
The eggs need looking after. You will need to keep an eye on the temperature, humidity and development of the eggs for 3 weeks.
The eggs need to be kept somewhere safe over the weekends. The water needs to be topped up before the weekend to ensure the humidity is kept high.
The chicks will need to be looked after. You will need to ensure they have food, water and clean bedding for the last week of the project.
We will take the chicks back to the farm at the end of the project.
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