Bugscope

Session 2007-078 with Edgewood Elementary School

Application

The School

School Name Edgewood Elementary School
School Homepage Pennsbury School District
Location Morrisville PA, US
Community Suburban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught All Subjects
Grades Taught 5th Grade
Number of Students 28

The Project

Project Title Learning About Microscopes
Insects To Study drosophila
Project Description The unit is a micoscopy unit. The students are introduced to the components and functions of the basic optical microscope. They then begin investigating and analyzing pre-made slides. Later in the unit, the students attempt to create and explore slides they create themselves as a means to understanding microbes in their own environment. During the unit, students create research projects and powerpoint presentations about various microbes as performance tasks. The Bugscope project would be presented to all 130 fifth grade students. As a technology leader in my building, I assist, train and encourage teachers to integrate technology into their own programs. I would involve my entire 5th grade team as a means to enriching the entire science program.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? This morning I was searching the internet for websites that I could utilize as a means to integrating technology into my microscope unit of study. I grew up in Champaign-Urbana and my husband received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Illinois so your web-site certainly caught my eye. I attempt to integrate technology throughout all curriculum areas in order to provide an engaging, interactive learning experience. After reading about this project, I became very excited about its potential use with my students.

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