The ducklings are here! A sure sign of spring! 2nd graders enjoyed watching over the incubators in eager anticipation of the ducks making their appearance and were lucky enough to catch one of the little guys making his debut. Once all the ducklings hatched, children in all grades had the opportunity to enjoy the cuteness.
The duck hatching project is part of the Cornell University Cooperative Extension program which encourages scientific observations and critical thinking. Students learned about the life-cycle process by taking part in caring for the embryos which were kept in an incubator in the classroom, then observing and interacting with the ducklings once they were hatched. The 2nd graders were thrilled to be able to have an opportunity to take home their little friends over the weekend until they were old enough to bring to a local farm. Students enjoyed the experience so much, they almost didn’t realize all the scientific concepts they were learning about!