Kindergarten students at Baylis Elementary School learned about the life cycle of animals.  As part of their embryology unit, they began learning about chicks and what they need to live.  They set chick eggs in an incubator and anxiously awaited their hatch.  Mrs. Pizzarelli, Mrs. Trotta, Mrs. Ward, their students, Ms. Kelly, the enrichment teacher along with Mrs. Scarth, the district STEM teacher, planned and designed “Super Coops” for the chicks to live in once they hatched.  Each class went through the engineering design process. Students asked themselves what chicks needed and imagined what they could build, then sketched a plan, collected various materials and created a “Super Coop.”  All are unique in their design and special to each kindergarten class.  This was a hands-on project and each student was very involved.  They helped, cut, glue, paint, build and problem solve along the way.  This was truly a remarkable project that these kindergartners will remember forever!