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February 2, 2010
Submitted by Susan West

Have you ever been involved in the age-old debate over which came first-the chicken or the egg? For third grade students in Belmont County, the answer is easy-the egg! Starting in February, students will be participating in the OSU Extension program ChickQuest. The program will begin with the delivery of eggs and an incubator and will conclude with the hatching of a bunch of lively chicks 21 days later.

Chick Quest replaces The Incredible Egg which has been offered to schools for many years. All new activities will allow students to collect data and record it in log books provided through the generosity of the Belmont County Farm Bureau. As scientists, students will ask questions, observe, collect data, measure, hypothesize, test, research, classify, solve, analyze, build, design, create, improve and communicate as they learn the parts of the egg, monitor the incubator, study life cycles, create and build an egg catcher and more.

Incubators are available for the first set date on Feb. 2 but must be requested on Monday, Feb. 1. Limited reservations are available for March 2 and April 13.

For more information, contact Susan West at OSU Extension at 740-695-1455.

Ohio State University Extension embraces human diversity and is committed to ensuring that all educational programs conducted by OSU Extension are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, age, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or veteran status. Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Director, Ohio State University Extension. TDD No. 800-589-8292 (Ohio only) or 614-292-1868



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