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Activity

Chicken behaviour observations

Summary: 
Design experiments to asses chicken behaviour and the differences between chickens.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Materials: 
  • chickens
  • foods for chickens
  • tape measure
  • other materials needed for experiments designed
Procedure: 

Ask students to design experiments to test what foods each chicken likes, which chicken has the best eyes, which chicken can jump the highest etc. Bring in some rigor on experiment design, and assessing variables.
Example of a lesson attached.

Grades tested: 
Gr 4
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Teaching site: 
ingridscience afterschool