Bugscope

Session 2008-096 with Brattleboro Union High School

Application

The School

School Name Brattleboro Union High School
School Homepage http://www.buhs.k12.vt.us/
Location
Community Rural
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught General Biology
Grades Taught 10th Grade
Number of Students 38

The Project

Project Title Intro to tissue types
Insects To Study TBD (provided by students)
Project Description *I have two bio classes, one from 11:00am - 12:15, the other from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Thirty or forty minutes with each one of those classes would be wonderful, if possible. Description: In our biology class, students will have gained an introduction to general cell structure. We then need to make the leap to particular cell types that form particular tissues. Bugs under the SEM seem like a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate this - eye, wing, hair, etc. My students get extensive experience with compound scopes in our lab and enjoy it - but have also shown strong interest in SEM technology. I 'tease' them with a general overview and pictures of the previously unseeable (atoms, molecules) early in the semester - and they would be extremely interested in getting 'hands-on' experience with the technology.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Web search, pursuing SEM tech articles/opportunities to share with my students.

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