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School Enrichment

New Hanover County 4-H offers many school programs.

4-H Embryology

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Virtual Classroom Session I

Introduction of 4-H Embryology (video/ppt) 

Virtual Classroom Session II (0-14 days)
Life Cycle of a Chick & Egg (video/ppt)

Materials Needed

– thermometer activity sheet (from activity packet 1)
inside of the egg 
– plate (1 or 2)
– unfertilized egg (1)
– boiled egg (1)
Life Cycle of a Chick Development Chart

How to Make a Naked Egg
by Stefan Gates of www.thegastronaut.com

Virtual Chick Development

Printable Activity Sheets
Activity Packet 1
Activity Packet 2  


Virtual Classroom Session III (15-21 days)
Hatching & Brooding (ppt/video)

Click to learn more on Careers in Science
Embryologists
(poultry, equine (horses), cattle, swine to name a few)

Virtual Hen House Tour
Thanks to Hertzfeld Poultry Farm & American Egg Board

Read-a-Longs with Mrs. Melissa
Let’s Hatch Chicks!
Chicks and Chickens

Thank you to our amazing partnerships who provide resources, support, and dedication to 4-H Embryology.
New Hanover County Schools
New Hanover County Farm Bureau
NC State University Extension
New Hanover County Cooperative Extension

For information on having the 4-H Embryology in the Classroom in your school, contact J. Scott Enroughty, 4-H Agent at jsenroug@ncsu.edu