Charter Career Prep (CCP) students recently completed an innovative project that strengthened students’ science, research, and critical thinking skills by gathering and testing emu eggs for viability. The engaging, fun project is typical of the program, which emphasizes making learning relevant through hands-on projects and vocational opportunities.
Students monitored the weekly progress by measuring the weight of four eggs until they hatched. Of the four eggs, one emu successfully hatched, and subsequently attended class every day for two weeks. Students continued to monitor its growth and weigh it weekly as it grew quickly, noting its first milestones: first standing, able to walk without falling, able to run, as it developed. At CCP this type of project and thinking prepares students to successfully transition to career or college opportunities as part of the school's mission.
“Growing the emu and watching the egg hatch was awesome,” Jordyn Todtenbier, 11th grade, described the experience. "I learned we sometimes have to be very patient with anything in life.”
Charter Career Prep, which is located in the town of El Dorado, works to prepare students to be college and career ready through an engaging, rigorous curriculum. Our small school environment supports skills that will benefit students throughout their lives. For more information about Charter Career Prep, visit our website website at ccp.edcoe.org or by calling (530) 621-2579.