Bugscope

Session 2002-058 with Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences

Application

The School

School Name Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences
School Homepage
Location Reston Virginia , USA
Community Suburban
Type

The Class

Subjects Taught General Ed
Grades Taught
Number of Students

The Project

Project Title Understanding our insect world
Insects To Study Crickets; other insects as available
Project Description Bugscope will augment the classes observation of classroom cricket vivariums and the students' independent research of other types of insects. In second grade, we focus on the insect family and its major body parts. We also study their habitat and how the insect's interact with their habitat and environment. Our community of learners is currently comprised of 15 girls and 11 boys from several ethnically diverse backgrounds, including middle-eastern, african-american, and african. With six observation teams, we are currently studying and observing classroom mini-habits of the house cricket. The computer-based interface to the electron-microscope would introduce the children to the integration of science and technology, working hand-in-hand to provide a richer learning environment. The children would share their on-line experiences in their journal writing and oral presentation while the teacher would provide professional reflection with staff colleagues and at county science inservices. We are really looking forward to participating in this learning opportunity! We love to integrate technology with our learning. Thank you for the opportunity. L. Cook

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Our school technology teacher.

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