Bugscope

Session 2006-002 with Washington State University, Tri-Cities campus

Application

The School

School Name Washington State University, Tri-Cities campus
School Homepage www.wsu.edu
Location Richland Washington, USA
Community National Lab (PNNL) saturated area, otherwise suburban
Type Extension campus

The Class

Subjects Taught High school science, WSU Education classes
Grades Taught T&L 521
Number of Students 11

The Project

Project Title Teaching Teachers to Investigate Bugscope
Insects To Study walking sticks, pill bugs, etc.
Project Description In this course, I would like to introduce preservice K-8 teachers to the BugScope website as a teaching tool. As of today, the course has a cohort of 11 students enrolled. They are graduate students that have about one year of schooling left before they enter the workforce as teachers, hopefully in the Washington area. This cohort is taking another science methods course concurrently so there is a chance that the samples we would want to look at are samples from their class. It is my intention to introduce this technology to all of the preservice science teachers at WSU, moving forward.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? As a recent graduate of UIUC, I attended the Open House at Beckman and talked to the scientists involved with the project.

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