Bugscope

Session 2007-046 with Sacajawea Middle School

Application

The School

School Name Sacajawea Middle School
School Homepage www.bsd7.org
Location Bozeman MT, US
Community Suburban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Science, Math
Grades Taught 7th Grade
Number of Students 76

The Project

Project Title Biodiversity
Insects To Study Macroinvertebrates, namely caddisfly, mayfly, and stonefly
Project Description Students will be collecting macroinvertebrates in nearby Bozeman Creek for purposes of water quality monitoring. This is part of our ongoing "unit" on ecology. To determine the quality of the stream itself, a diversity index is used based on the number and kinds of macroinvertebrates that are collected. To extend this study further, we will study adaptations these particular insects have that enable them (or not) to live in clean water - such as gills that are sometimes visable on the abdomen of mayflies. We will use Bugscope to look carefully at each type of insect to determine the adaptations it has that enables it to survive.

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