Bugscope

Session 2011-159 with Manhattan School for Children

Application

The School

School Name Manhattan School for Children
School Homepage www.mscnet.org
Location New York New York, United States
Community Urban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Environmental Science
Grades Taught Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 7th Grade
Number of Students 650

The Project

Project Title IPM
Insects To Study aphids and leafhoppers
Project Description My classroom is a hydroponic greenhouse in which we grow fruiting vine crops. The vine crops always have a lot of pests, especially a variety of aphids that are simply too small to see easily. We have pictures that children are supposed to use to match up the correct insect but it is extremely difficult. I would love for students to be able to get a closer look at the aphids in order to be able to distinguish them better with the naked eye. My students are dying to know more about the insects. Of the whole greenhouse, it is the most interesting topic to most of them. I want to help fuel their thirst to learn.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? I took an online class and the presenter kept mentioning you as a way to include more technology.

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