Bugscope

Session 2007-012 with Lincoln Grade School

Application

The School

School Name Lincoln Grade School
School Homepage www.robinsonschools.com
Location Robinson Illinois, USA
Community Rural
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Self-contained Classroom
Grades Taught Third
Number of Students 23

The Project

Project Title Caterpillar Crochets
Insects To Study Painted Lady Larva
Project Description I will use Bugscope to augment our study of insects in grade 3. We receive painted lady larvae from the U of I Extension office as a service from 4-H. This unit will be taught through use of the Big Idea of Change, Constancy, and Measurement. I have collaborated with the computer lab aide and will have all 5 classes of third grade come to the computer lab to see the Bugscope demonstration. We will look for the very small parts of the caterpillars, such as the crochets, that can't be seen with a magnifying lens. I plan lessons that are fair and equitable, making sure that each student has fair and equitable access to materials, instruction, and teacher time. We have little race and ethnic diversity at our school. In my classroom I have 2 bi-racial children and 1 Hispanic child.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? I read about it in our local newspaper.

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