Introduction: Egg Incubator Project Abdullah AlQuraishi
This is our egg incubator science project
by: Abdullah AlQuraishi, Ali AlQuraishi, and Abdulaziz AlQuraishi
Step 1: The Problem
Some eggs are unable to have support from a hen to be able to hatch, we want to be able to still hatch eggs without a hen.
Step 2: The Question
Are we able to replicate a hen's actions to hatch a chicken egg in the place of hens?
Step 3: The Research
After some research we found out that an egg is hatched under the influence of four variables:
We also found out that a chicken egg hatches in 21 Days.
Step 4: The Project
We will be creating an egg incubator that is supported by heat, humidity, Motion, and Oxygen to be able to hatch chicken eggs, without a hen.
Step 5: The Hypothesis
We predict that if we put the eggs in an egg incubator which is supported by heat, humidity, oxygen, and motion, the eggs will hatch without the support of a hen.
Step 6: The Materials
- A cardboard box to turn into the incubator
- A 120w gas lamp (heat)
- 2 mini fans (air/cooling)
- 2 container filled with water and a sponge (humidity)
- A soft towel (soft surface for eggs)
- 2 Plugs
Step 7: The Variables
Independent: Heat, Humidity, Movement, and Oxygen
Dependent: The Hatching of the Eggs
Controlled: Amount of water (for the humidity), Type of eggs.
Step 8: The Procedure
We first begin by creating the incubator, we wire and connect all the fans and the light bulb to the plugs, then we put that in the box, next we place two sponges in two containers which we will fill up with water, and place it beneath the light bulb so that the light bulb heats the water and make it evaporate, creating humidity for the eggs.
Step 9: The Test
We put 5 eggs in the incubator, over the course of 21 days we turned them from 3-5 times a day, and we refilled the sponges once a day. After the 21st Day no eggs hatched, we pinpointed this to the fact that our fans were not powerful enough. We opted to try again, to fix our mistake we introduced another fan, and instead of 5, we had 20 eggs this time. After the same procedure of turning and refilling the water, 6 eggs out of 20 hatched after 21 days.
Step 10: The Conclusion
In the end, if we put the eggs in an egg incubator which is correctly supported by heat, humidity, oxygen, and motion, the eggs will hatch without the support of a hen.
Step 11: The Reflection
In retrospect, we are overjoyed that our project was successful, however, we hoped that more eggs would hatch, if we were to repeat this project we would find the reason that the rest of the eggs didn't hatch, so that we could hatch more eggs.
Step 12: Relation to IB Learner's Profile
We can relate our project to these two IB learner's profile and they are caring since we care about the eggs enough to bring them and hatch them, second; thinkers, since we thought of a way to preserve and hatch the eggs minimizing the damage.