Bugscope

Session 2012-054 with Heights Elementary School

Application

The School

School Name Heights Elementary School
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Location Norfolk Massachusetts, United States
Community Suburban
Type Public

The Class

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

The Project

Project Title Bees and Pollination
Insects To Study bees
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.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? Through our technology instructor. I spoke with Scott and he said he would try to help move this application along. It is for 2 classes, so 2 sessions one right after the other are needed.

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