Ken-Ton students treated to live stream of chicken eggs hatching

Posted at 11:02 AM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 11:16:52-04

KENMORE, N.Y. (WKBW) — Lindbergh Elementary School in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda school district has a new focus on hands-on science education, and this year, everyone is benefiting.

The school is incubating chicken eggs in its science lab for the second straight year, but this year, they have decided to stream the eggs hatching live on YouTube. You can watch the stream live below:

Debbie Peters, a school support specialist at the school, says the incubator is part of the school's focus on life sciences for its first and third grade students. The science lab also has fish, tad poles and geckos. Ken-Ton has implemented the science labs to comply with new state standards that put a greater focus on hands-on learning. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade visit the science lab once a week to conduct experiments and participate in other hands-on activities.

After hatching, the chicks will stay in the Lindbergh science lab for one week so that the students can observe them. From there, the chicks will go to a local farm.

Lindbergh is not the only school in the district with this kind of program. Hoover Elementary School is currently monitoring duck eggs, they are expected to hatch next week. The school has a live stream available here.