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4-H program teaches children science on spring break

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - One group of students decided to keep learning, even though their schools were on break.

Third, fourth and fifth graders learned all about embryology at Cornell Cooperative Extension on Monday. It's part of 4-H Science Days, and each day is a different lesson.

On Monday, the children walked into a room and saw a chicken egg at every stage of development -- from the moment it was fertilized until 21 days later.

"This is 4-H at its finest," said Kristi Cranwell, a 4-H educator. "You get a lot of hands on. The students actually get to see the embryos as they're developing. They're learning about chicks and chickens and how they develop in the egg."

On Tuesday, Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a program on textiles, and on Wednesday, the students explore outer space.

If you're interested in your child attending, call 736-3394. The programs run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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