Bugscope

Session 2008-101 with Winchester Thurston School

Application

The School

School Name Winchester Thurston School
School Homepage http://www.winchesterthurston.org
Location
Community Urban
Type Private

The Class

Subjects Taught General Science;Earth Science
Grades Taught 6th Grade, 8th Grade
Number of Students 65

The Project

Project Title Insect Adaptations
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Project Description In 6th grade students examine the role of insects in ecosystems. THis in-depth study includes physical characteristics of insects (including a comparison with arachnids), the various types of metamorphosis, the roles insects play in an ecosystem and the physical and behavioral adaptations that facilitate these roles. During one of our lab activities, students examine insect specimens they ahve collected using a dissecting microscope. Bugscope would provide an excellent opportunity to see some the the structures we study (mouth parts, eyes, wings, etc) with amazing detail as well as give students the opportunity to ask questions. In addition, we do a microscope unit later in the year which would tie-in well with the use of Bugscope.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Another teacher who read an article in the Sept 2007 Science & Children magazine.

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