Bugscope

Session 2004-027 with Harrington Middle School

Application

The School

School Name Harrington Middle School
School Homepage harrington.mountlaurel.k12.nj.us
Location Mt. Laurel New Jersey, USA
Community Suburban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Life Science
Grades Taught 8
Number of Students 125

The Project

Project Title Monarch Madness
Insects To Study organisms found on milkweed plants
Project Description I use the monarch butterfly as a tool to teach the scientific method, microscope use, ecosystems, and more. During this study, the students use compound scopes to observe the scales on the butterfly's wings and also check the scales on the abdomen for Ophryocystis elektroscirrha, a protozoan that can infect the monarch. I would love the students to see electron microscope images during this study.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? I participated two years ago.

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