Bugscope

Session 2001-056 with Edison Middle School

Application

The School

School Name Edison Middle School
School Homepage http://students.ed.uiuc.edu/freymuth/team/jupiter.htm
Location Champagin Illinois, USA
Community Urban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught science
Grades Taught sixth
Number of Students 130

The Project

Project Title Adaptations of Aquatic Insects
Insects To Study Aquatic insects, water boatman, water strider, various nymphs, beetles etc.
Project Description As part of the 6th grade curriculum we do a study of a pond. One aspect has always been aquatic insects. This year we will be focusing on adaptions organisms have developed to live where they do. Bugscope would be used to take up close looks at different aquatic insects looking for adaptations they have developed to succeed in an aquatic environment. Examples might be; paddle shaped legs, hairs that aid in creating a greater surface area to stay afloat. Maybe specialized mouth parts used to capture or eat prey. Research questions or ideas will be developed by students and comparisons made with non aquatic insects.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? I heard about bugscope through the biology workbench.

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