Bugscope

Session 2008-139 with Brenham Middle School

Application

The School

School Name Brenham Middle School
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Location
Community Rural
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught science
Grades Taught 5th Grade
Number of Students 22

The Project

Project Title Life in Dead Logs
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Project Description We will be collecting and classifying the insects which are found naturally in decaying wood. The wood will be collected from a ranch along the Brazos River bottom in southeast Texas. We will use rearing containers to collect the insects over a period of 4-6 weeks. After collecting, we will classify and identify each insect and discuss the importance of its roll as a decomposer and contributor to the nitrogen cycle. Through Bugscope, we would like to focus on the insect's unique features and adaptations which allow it to decompose each rotting log.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Science and Children magazine

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