Bugscope

Session 2010-089 with James Strath PS

Application

The School

School Name James Strath PS
School Homepage < LEFT BLANK >
Location Peterborough ON, CA
Community Suburban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Homeroom/ all
Grades Taught 7th Grade
Number of Students 27

The Project

Project Title Ecosystem Interaction
Insects To Study Monarch Butterfly
Project Description We raise and release butterflies throughout the month of September. We look at ecosytems and the challenges that migrating insects face in the world today. The students are able to examine many aspects close up, but things like the silk button that look much like our "invention" of velcro are invisible to our magnifiers. Things like this, the multiple eyes, or viewing the proboscis would be very powerful for the students. The close up look at the Monarch would take this to a new level for my class. We actually have two classes that we teach this with/to. We could either buddy up and share lab time, or I could have my colleague fill out a second request. We also teach microscopy to the students over this term.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Online, through a magazine and from a colleague.

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