Bugscope

Session 2006-045 with Blanche Ely High School

Application

The School

School Name Blanche Ely High School
School Homepage
Location Pompano Beach Florida, USA
Community Urban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught AP Biology and Forensic Science
Grades Taught 12
Number of Students 30

The Project

Project Title Drosophila melanogaster morphology
Insects To Study Drosophila melanogaster
Project Description I will incorporate the use of Bugscope in my classroom by having my students engaged in studying the use of the scanning electron microscope in analyzing the morphological characteristics of fruit flies. The students performed a Drosophila observation project in which they recorded observations of their assigned fruit flies for two weeks and now I would like for them to observe these fruit flies under a high degree of magnification.I will allow students to work in pairs and allow them to use Bugscope for a predetermined amount of time in order to allow all students to have access to the computer. My students are predominately African-American female students who do not have access to many of the scientific technologies available today. I will definitely share this project with my colleagues by developing a Powerpoint presentation on how I involved this project into my classroom lessons and will present it at the Science Department meetings.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Internet

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