Bugscope

Session 2010-072 with Heights Elementary School

Application

The School

School Name Heights Elementary School
School Homepage http://75.149.141.51/school/Heights/Heights/Welcome.html
Location Sharon MA, US
Community Suburban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Technology
Grades Taught 4th Grade
Number of Students 50

The Project

Project Title Plant Pollinators
Insects To Study Honey Bee
Project Description All students in the Grade 4 classes complete a unit on plants. They study the life cycle of a Wisconsin fast plant from seed, artificially pollinating the flowers to produce seeds. To enhance their learning, students would examine an important pollinator under the electron microscope, the honeybee (both worker and drone). The microscope would give the students a close up view of the pollen baskets, proboscis, and hairy body parts of these insects lending an understanding of how uniquely these important pollinators are adapted to their environment. Discussions with experts in the field further augment the unit. Participation in Bugscope allows students an authentic learning opportunity that fits well with 21st century skill acquisition. This session will accomodate two of the fourth grade sections at Heights. We can manage two back to back sessions during the time period 12:30-2:30pm EST on November 9th. Bugscope is an important part of our Grade 4 science curriculum and we hope to continue the experience the coming school year!

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Personal Learning Network- Elementary Tech Teachers Ning.

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