Bugscope

Session 2009-010 with Propel East

Application

The School

School Name Propel East
School Homepage www.propelschools.org
Location
Community Urban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Science
Grades Taught 6th Grade, 7th Grade
Number of Students 25

The Project

Project Title Populations and Ecosystems
Insects To Study Milkweed Bugs
Project Description Our students will raise milkweed bugs in a supportive habitat to study the insects' life cycle and behavior. After reviewing core vocabulary associated with the milkweed-bug investigation-organism, individual, and habitat-students assemble the zip-bag habitat to house the bugs during the reproduction study. Each class will complete one task in the assembly project. Last period will put the bugs into the finished habitat.For several weeks students observe and record events in the milkweed-bug habitats. Students should observe feeding and drinking, movement, mating, egg laying, hatching, and molting. After 8 weeks students should observe the completion of the milkweed-bug life cycle and see a multitude of offspring.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? During a Media Coordinators meeting, a fellow colleague shared this resource with me. I am very exciting about this experience.

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